Ulster’s career-focused online MSc course is designed to develop your career as a Biomedical Scientist. Whether you want to hone specific practical skills or gain greater in-depth knowledge, this MSc in Biomedical Science will help you get there.

You will already be working in Biomedical Science in a hospital or an external lab. Perhaps in a related discipline as an Analytical Chemist, a Clinical or Forensic Scientist, or as a Toxicologist. This course will help you set your sights on your next goal, be it in cellular pathology, clinical chemistry, haematology or medical microbiology.

Along with these options, your core syllabus will provide an opportunity for critical reflection, a chance to evaluate current practice and policy, and provide the kind of lifelong learning and professional development that will prepare you for the next critical step in your career.

With online access to all the resources you’ll need, you’ll enjoy the flexibility of distance learning and be able to organise your timetable around existing work or life commitments.

Accredited by the IBMS, this MSc focuses on the essential skills you need. Modules such as Quality Management could set you up for a senior role managing a pathology lab. Others will demonstrate how ethical theory informs codes of practice and legislation. You’ll gain an appreciation of scientific research methods, and an understanding of the application and limitations of biostatistical techniques. You’ll also immerse yourself in a practical, lab-based research project that will benefit both you and your employer.

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Why Choose This Course?

The School of Biomedical Sciences enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its scholarship-driven teaching.

In 2020, the School achieved two 100% Student Satisfaction ratings in the National Student Survey. And a 100% rating of its Biomedical Research Environment as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

Ulster University is a diverse and modern institution with over 25,000 students and 3,000 staff, rated in the top 25% of UK universities for Research Power (REF2014).

Most module leaders on the MSc course are research-active and core members of the BMSRI (BioMedical Sciences Research Institute), conducting pioneering research into cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Some 95% of the university’s research impact was rated world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*).

The Faculty of Life and Health Sciences is a leading provider of health-related education, with almost 6,500 students and around 250 academic staff. It has over 20 years’ experience delivering online programmes, including the Biomedical Science MSc – the first of its kind – and other postgraduate distance learning programmes.

The department has been praised by students and contributors from professional clinical and laboratory disciplines for the high level of student support given to distance learners. As well as the flexibility of part-time online study and the support of your own employer’s supervisor and lab staff, you’ll have access to a Student Success Advisor and the opportunity to collaborate and network with students at home and around the world.

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Typical Entry Requirements

Second class BSc honours degree or above in Biomedical Science, or Biological Science which includes a significant amount of biomedical science.

Study Details:

MSc 100% online – minimum two years, part-time

Student Destinations

Graduates of the programme will emerge with advanced skills in Biomedical Science and a critical awareness of professional practice, ready to progress to management positions.

The programme aims to enhance your career prospects, developing specific skills and subject knowledge in order to increase your awareness of – and suitability for – senior roles in the biomedical science sector.

The MSc in Biomedical Science can make you eligible for membership to the IBMS and subsequently qualify for Chartered Scientist status in the UK.


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