Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Cellular Pathology

The course is designed to give graduates specialist knowledge (both theoretical and practical) of the strategies and techniques of cellular pathology as practised in research and clinical contexts. Graduates will gain up-to-date, relevant and applied experience of cellular pathology, acquire in-depth knowledge together with a broad knowledge of the subject base, and acquire skills for practice at Higher Specialist Level. The completion of a research project enables the graduate to understand the process and communication of scientific enquiry.

Entry requirements

At least an upper 2nd-Class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in biological or biomedical science is usually required. Alternatively, you may be admitted with an equivalent professional qualification or significant relevant proven professional experience. Existing Fellows of the Institute of Biomedical Science are eligible for exemption from certain units of study. Students applying with HNC medical laboratory science plus 10 years' experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Modules include: Analytical techniques in biomedical science; recent advances in biomedical research; research methods and ethics in biomedical science; disorder case study; research project; pathological basis of disease and systematic investigation of pathological specimens option units; histopathology; major organ cellular pathology including cancer, gynaecological cytopathology and non-gynaecological cytopathology.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by critical reviews, presentations, self-managed study, extended essays and examinations. Evidence based practice and a major research project complete the MSc.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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