This course is designed for biology, medicine, biomedical and life sciences graduates, keen to develop their knowledge in a city renowned for its medical landmarks.
About this course
You will carry out studies of biomedical science, develop a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes and enhance intellectual development throughout research projects.
The team delivering the course have an exceptional research profile, particularly in oncology, molecular medicine, immunology and virology. Specialist guest lecturers will add their own enlightenment and passion to a fascinating schedule.
The course aims to:
• provide you with advanced study of biomedical science, which underpins professional progression and development
• provide a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes
• develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology
• enable you, where options are available, to gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as ageing, epidemiology and medical genetics
• enhance your intellectual development throughout the research project and dissertation
Students undertake a variety of assessment methods including case studies, literature evaluations, self diagnostic testing, debates, group work, presentations, coursework, essays, and cumulative exams.
Practical skills are summatively assessed through the coursework assignments, including those in the final Project module.
Data handling skills are assessed by, practical reports, problem solving exercises, information abstracting and reviewing exercises, poster presentations, exams and seminar presentations.
Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the professional body of Biomedical Scientists.
The MSc is a one year, full-time course involving 30 weeks of taught modules divided into two 15-week semesters. The part-time mode follows a similar pattern over two years. You take four taught core modules and two optional taught modules.
• Advanced Immunology
• Biomedical Diagnostics
• Integrated Pathology
• Scientific Frameworks for Research
• Research Project
• Blood Transfusion
• Clinical Biochemistry
• Medical Genetics
• Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Diseases
• Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science
To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project during the summer period and then submit a 10,000-word dissertation. Postgraduate Diploma students take six modules in total and Postgraduate Certificate students three modules. Individual modules may be taken for the purpose of continuing professional development.
After the course
Career opportunities include employment in NHS hospital laboratories and other health-related areas. Graduates will also be well placed to apply for research studentships.
This course allows students to be considered for promotion at work. It also allows them to be eligible to sit the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) higher specialist diploma leading to fellowship of the IBMS (FIBMS).
When and how 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. Use the apply button on the London Met website to begin your application: http://ldnmet.ac/6E0X302ESV4
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/
You will be required to have a 2:2 UK undergraduate degree in biomedical science, though applications are welcomed from other related subjects and will be considered on an individual basis.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.