The University of Chester Haematology course is a taught postgraduate qualification lasting for one year full-time or two to four years part-time.
Students completing a range of modules followed by a research dissertation are awarded a full Master of Science degree. Students completing fewer modules, without a dissertation, may graduate instead with a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.
The MSc in Haematology is designed to enable you to develop an up-to-date, advanced understanding of the disorders of blood and blood-forming tissues. Utilising critical analytical skills, you will evaluate new developments in research into the blood sciences.
You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidence-based practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.
The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two publishable scientific articles.
The content of the course is mapped to The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Speciality Training Curriculum for Haematology.
If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, successful completion of the MSc will allow you to directly register onto PhD study and join our team of researchers at the Institute of Medicine.
Our course investigates in detail mechanistic models of haematopoiesis and how knowledge of stem cell theory can inform the treatment of anaemia or leukaemia. Blood carries many hormones and cytokines; these can be used as biomarkers of disease, and we will examine the problems associated with some of these measurements. You will also review current guidelines and their evidence base in the therapeutic management of haematological problems, and explore potential new therapies.
Our course consists of taught modules and a Research Dissertation. We deliver taught modules as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment. Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning – all held in our modern facilities in Bache Hall.
The modules given below are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to change from time to time for reasons which include curriculum enhancement, staff changes, student numbers, improvements in technology, changes to placements or regulatory or external body requirements.
Evidence Based Medicine(Compulsory) (MD7001)
Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Data(Optional) (MD7002)
Clinical Medicine(Compulsory) (MD7003)
Blood Sciences(Compulsory) (MD7005)
Therapeutic Advances in Treating Haematological Problems(Compulsory) (MD7022)
Case Investigations in Molecular Medicine(Compulsory) (MD7027)
Assessment and Consultation in Clinical Settings(Optional) (MD7069)
Research Dissertation(Compulsory) (MD7100)
You will be assessed via coursework assignments, which may focus on clinical reviews, laboratory reports, posters, oral presentations, or data manipulation exercises.
The following postgraduate funding may be available to study Haematology at the University of Chester.
Erasmus Masters Loans – Offering up to €18,000 for eligible students to study a Masters abroad.
FindAMasters Scholarships – Offering up to £5,000 to new UK, EU and international postgraduates.
Full Time (UK / EU): £6,390
Full Time (international): £11,850 (+£250 per academic year)
Part Time (UK / EU): £710 per 20 credits