Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Biomedical Science

Students undertaking the DBMS should be members of the graduate school which provides designated work areas, networked library access and research seminars from leading researchers in biomedicine and other subjects; the course has been developed as a part-time route and is designed specifically for practitioners within biomedical science.

Entry requirements

Good 1st degree or equivalent plus Master's in biomedical science or related subject. IBMS fellowship examination. Other relevant experience and demonstrated abilities deemed equivalent. Candidate must be actively engaged as a practitioner at a senior level in their chosen field. Informal interviews are held for all applicants.

Course modules

Core modules: Advanced research methods; project development and proposal; interim report. Also the doctorate level research project is undertaken resulting in the production of a research thesis and a project is undertaken at the student's workplace.

Assessment methods

Written proposal, interim research report and portfolio of attendance at relevant workshops and research seminars; doctorate level viva voce examinations and a research thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 5 years
Professional Doctorate Part-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
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0117 328 3333