As key contributors to modern healthcare, including disease diagnosis, monitoring of therapy and research into disease mechanisms, specialist and senior biomedical scientists are in great demand both within the NHS and private hospital laboratories.

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), this Master’s course offers postgraduate training in a selected discipline – Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science, Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology or Infection science. You can advance your skills and knowledge in laboratory management, together with modern scientific developments, such as genomics and stem cell technology.

Our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 20 months full-time with professional experience

Module Details:

Postgraduate Diploma
  • Laboratory and Professional Skills for Biomedical Science
  • Introduction to Laboratory Leadership, Management and Training
  • Global Professional Development – Entrepreneurship
  • Genomic and Regenerative Medicine
  • Research Principles and Preparation

Optional module (1 of the following):

  • Clinical Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology
  • Infection Science

Master’s degree:

The modules above mentioned in relation to the Postgraduate Diploma plus:

  • Research project
Master’s degree with Professional Experience:

As PGDip (minus Research Principles and Preparation) plus

  • Professional Experience Preparation for Biomolecular Science
  • Life Sciences Professional Experience 1
  • Life Sciences Professional Experiences 2
  • Life Sciences Professional Experience Report and Reflection

Student Destinations

The course prepares you for a wide range of careers spanning government, academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of biomedical sciences.

Examples of possible career routes include working in laboratory quality assurance and management or becoming a researcher or biomedical scientists for the NHS, public health laboratories, commercial diagnostic laboratories, the Blood Transfusion service, university research laboratories and bioscience/life sciences private companies. Within the NHS, a master’s qualification is required for further career progression to apply for Senior Biomedical Scientist positions at Band 7 and above.

The scientific knowledge and skills you acquire during the course can be a useful basis for a career in: teaching; technical and scientific writing (such as medical writing or writing for the media); clinical trials; drug registration, patenting or monitoring; medical publishing or other information services; regulatory affairs or sales and marketing. The course is also an excellent foundation for further studies leading to a PhD.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.


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Entry Requirements

The requirements for admission for PgCert/PgDip and MSc Biomedical Science are:

  • An Honours degree in a Biomedical Science undergraduate course; with a minimum of a lower second class (2.ii) classification (2.i for the professional experience course)


  • An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial clinical or biomedical content. We would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: clinical biochemistry, microbiology and virology, clinical immunology, haematology

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