Kingston University

Kingston University

Biomedical Science (Haematology and Medical Microbiology)

This course aims to give students an in-depth understanding of disease processes and complement this with the study of an elected specialist discipline within pathology (haematology or medical microbiology); academic knowledge is linked to the practical applications of biomedical science particularly in relation to modern diagnostic methods; students are familiarised with: the theoretical and practical aspects of molecular medicine used in research and hospital laboratories; the molecular basis of immunological mechanisms; and cellular mechanisms of disease, the physiological manifestations and implications to public health. As well as this students earn about the principles and practice of laboratory management in biomedical science and they have the opportunity to specialise.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent in a biologically-related discipline or professional experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking.

Course modules

Modules include: Molecular medicine; immunology; research and organisation in biomedical science; biology of disease; research project; haemostatis and thrombosis; blood transfusion; haemopoiesis and anaemia; control of infectious diseases; microbiology in clinical practice; structure, taxonomy and characteristics of micro-organisms of medical importance.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays, practical reports, critical analysis, poster presentations, written exam and research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,950 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

Key information

Applicant Services
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0844 855 2177