This flexible approach to distance learning is designed for people who wish to undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD), top-up or progress to a postgraduate qualification in biomedical science.
About this course
Study at your own pace with our Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) MSc. The use of distance learning modules designed originally for IBMS “top-up” can be used to convert from less relevant BSc routes by undertaking appropriate underpinning materials. Transfer of credit may also be possible.
Students are likely to be working in biomedical science environment, either as part of a health service or in industry. People take the course for various reasons, but mainly for career advancement or continuing professional development.
You'll be assessed through quizzes, personal learning logs and end of course assessments which can include essays, posters, leaflets and online presentations.
Individual modules are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
This course is made up on 180 credits. Students self-select various modules from a list of 14 designate modules as well as taking 3 core modules over their study period.
Core modules include:
• Advanced Immunology (20 credits)
• Bioethics Research Grant Proposal (20 credits)
• Research Project (Biomedical Science) (60 credits)
Optional modules include:
• Introduction to Haematology (10 credits)
• Introduction to Immunology (10 credits)
• Introduction to Transfusion and Transplantation
• Introduction to Clinical Biochemistry (10 credits)
• Introduction to Cellular Pathology (10 credits)
• Introduction to General Microbiology (10 credits)
• Introduction to Medical Microbiology (20 credits)
• Introduction to Clinical Immunology (20 credits)
• Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics (10 credits)
• Introduction to Clinical Genetics (20 credits)
• Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease (20 credits)
• Introduction to Cell Biology (10 credits)
• Toxicology (10 credits)
• Haemoglobinopathies (10 credits)
After the course
You can use the modules taken to complete IBMS top-up education towards their competency portfolio or as CPD. If you complete the MSc core modules and 80 credits from other modules you'll be entitled to the MSc qualification.
This course allows consideration for promotion at work.
Graduates with two years relevant professional experience can apply for the Member grade of membership of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). The course develops professional skills which enhance employability.
Why London Met?
At London Metropolitan University
, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Support from London Met
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:
Postgraduate open days: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/events/postgraduate-open-days/
Applying for a postgraduate course: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate/
Funding support for postgraduate students: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Fees vary by start point, please refer to the London Met website for accurate information.