The Blood Science (Distance Learning) MSc course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the emerging, mixed-disciplinary field of blood science.

This master’s specialisation combines haematology, immunology, transfusion and clinical biochemistry developed from the increasing automation within pathology.

Created with input from current practitioners in the field, the course is suitable for biomedical science practitioners, graduates of biomedical or related human sciences and those who want work or already are working in blood science departments within pathology.

This master’s course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), offering you the advantage of the opportunities for knowledge and career development this respected body provides.

Study Details:

MSc: 2 years part-time online distance learning

Module Details:

Year 1 modules include:

Advanced Immunology (core, 20 credits)
Bioethics, Research and Grant Proposal (core, 20 credits)
Clinical Biochemistry (core, 20 credits)
Haematology (core, 20 credits)
Research Project (Biomedical Science) (core, 60 credits)
Transfusion Science (core, 20 credits)
Haemoglobinopathies (option, 10 credits)
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease (option, 20 credits)
Introduction to Cell Biology (option, 10 credits)
Introduction to Cellular Pathology (option, 10 credits)
Introduction to Clinical Genetics (option, 20 credits)
Introduction to General Microbiology (option, 10 credits)
Introduction to Medical Microbiology (option, 20 credits)
Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics (option, 10 credits)
Introduction to Toxicology (option, 10 credits)

Student Destinations

The extension of knowledge this course provides allows practising biomedical scientists to be considered for promotion at work. Increasing numbers of healthcare scientists are benefiting from training in this discipline too.

You career opportunities will include employment in National Health Service (NHS) hospital laboratories and other health-related areas. Roles include those in pharmacology, biotechnology and similar areas.

Our graduates have also been well placed to apply for research studentships and PhD research scholarships .

Graduates with two years relevant professional experience can apply for the Member grade of membership of the IBMS.


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Entry Requirements

A first or second class honours first degree (or equivalent) in biomedical or life sciences subjects (that included appropriate biomedical content), although other subjects may be considered.

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