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Biomedical Science PG Cert/ MSc

Course Description

The course is primarily designed for those who wish to follow careers as Biomedical Scientists in the hospital sector or in the wider context of biomedical science (including bio-pharmaceutical and bio-industries).

Key benefits

- Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

- Flexible learning (online only available)

Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201617/biomedical-science-9158

Course detail

- Description -

This course allows specialisation in either: cellular pathology, clinical chemistry, haematology, or medical microbiology, and provides the opportunity for critical reflection and evaluation of current practice and policy, enabling lifelong learning and professional development in biomedical science.

- Teaching and learning assessment -

A combination of taught modules and a research project. The research project must be carried out in the research laboratories of Ulster University under the supervision of suitably qualified staff.

The taught modules in this course are assessed by a combination of coursework and/or examination.

Career options

This course provides an academically challenging and vocationally relevant science education for those wishing to develop their careers in the biosciences, pharmaceutical or bio-industries. Eligible graduates may also choose to proceed to higher postgraduate degree programmes (MPhil/PhD) within the biomedical sciences. A number of modules in the MSc programme can also be taken individually as Continued Professional Development (CPD) activity.

How to apply: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pg

Why study at Ulster?

1. Over 92% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation.
2. We are a top UK university for providing courses with a period of work placement.
3. Our teaching and the learning experience we deliver are rated at the highest level by the Quality Assurance Agency.
4. We are an international university with more than 2,000 international students from over 80 countries and Alumni from 121 countries.
5. More than 4,000 students from over 50 countries have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University.

Flexible payment

To help spread the cost of your studies, tuition fees can be paid back in monthly instalments while you learn. If you study for a one-year, full-time master’s, you can pay your fees up-front, in one lump sum, or in either five* or ten* equal monthly payments. If you study for a master’s on a part-time basis (e.g. over three years), you can pay each year’s fees up-front or in five or ten equal monthly payments each year. This flexibility allows you to spread the payment of your fees over each academic year. Find out more by visiting http://www.ulster.ac.uk/learnyourway


A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Scholarships recognise the many ways in which our students are outstanding in their subject. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards. Visit the website: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/scholarships

English Language Tuition

CELT offers courses and consultations in English language and study skills to Ulster University students of all subjects, levels and nationalities. Students and researchers for whom English is an additional language can access free CELT support throughout the academic year: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/english-language-support

Visit the Biomedical Science PG Cert/ MSc page on the Ulster University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree or better in a science subject which contains a significant element of biological sciences from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland; oran equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification;andprovide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).Students should normally be employed as a biomedical scientist, trainee biomedical scientist or, equivalent in a hospital or research laboratory or have access to similar laboratory facilities. English language entry requirements: View Website

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