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Why study this course?

Our Blood Science MSc course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), and will allow you to develop extensive knowledge in the emerging area of blood science. We will help you develop your high-level reasoning skills and contribute to your lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD). Through the skills and knowledge gained, you will be well-equipped to become a professional practitioner in this field.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

The Blood Science MSc course at London Metropolitan University is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to practice biomedical science at the highest level in the emerging multidisciplinary area of blood science.

This increasingly popular field within pathology is a merger of three previously separate fields: clinical biochemistry, medical immunology and clinical haematology.

This course is ideal for your career advancement or CPD. For example, you may currently be working in a biomedical science environment, in either the health service or other related industry, and wish to progress further in your career.

You can study either part-time or full-time starting in the autumn or spring, allowing you to fit your studies around your working life. You'll be supported by our Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) Weblearn and Collaborate, which are accessible from home at all times.

All modules are taught by experts in their field with research interests and qualifications in relevant topics at a PhD level. You will learn in lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical workshops.

The completion of an IBMS-accredited course such as this Blood Science MSc is an essential prerequisite to attain the Chartered Scientist (CSci) professional qualification.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through self-diagnostic testing, debates, group work, computer-based analysis, lab reports, presentations, coursework, essays and cumulative exams.

Practical skills will be assessed periodically through the coursework assignments, including those in the final Research Project module.

Data handling skills will be assessed through practical reports, problem solving exercises, information abstracting and reviewing exercises, poster presentations, exams and seminar presentations.

Professional accreditation

Individual modules are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Accelerated study

If you can demonstrate postgraduate level knowledge and skills in up to one-third of the required modules, you may apply through the department’s Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) coordinator, for appropriate transfer of credit.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Clinical Biochemistry (core, 20 credits)
  • Haematology (core, 20 credits)
  • Research Project (core, 60 credits)
  • Scientific Frameworks For Research (core, 20 credits)
  • Transfusion Science (core, 20 credits)
  • Advanced Immunology (option, 20 credits)
  • Biomedical Diagnostics (option, 20 credits)
  • Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Disease (option, 20 credits)
  • Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science (option, 20 credits)
  • Genetic and Genomic Informatics (option, 20 credits)
  • Integrated Pathology (option, 20 credits)
  • Medical Genetics and Genomics (option, 20 credits)

After the course

Your career opportunities may include working in areas such as National Health Service (NHS) hospital laboratories and other health-related departments. Our graduates have also gone on to apply for research studentships.

The course modules will also count towards IBMS top-up education for your competency portfolio and as evidence of continuing professional development (CPD).

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply button to begin your application.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.


Visit the Blood Science MSc page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!

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