Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Biomedical Sciences

Gain an advanced scientific understanding of disease at a cellular level focusing on current methods used in in-vitro diagnosis. As part of the course you can choose to specialise in one area of the pathology laboratory directorate, either cellular pathology, infection and immunity or blood sciences. Key points: develop your knowledge in biomedical science, biology, medicine and life sciences; understand the cellular processes that lead to disease; understand and gain experience of the latest methods used in disease diagnosis and the study of cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease; take a major project to develop research skills and the application of research to practice.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a biological subject or equivalent; or a professional qualification of equal standing to an Honours degree, for example MIBiol by examination, FIML; other qualifications such as HND, HNC or unclassified degree in biological subject, plus significant relevant work experience. Non-native English speakers need to be proficient in English, typically shown by an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: cell biology or cellular and molecular basis of disease; molecular diagnostics; biomedical laboratory techniques; research methods and statistics; evidence based laboratory medicine; research project. Optional modules (45 credits) from: blood sciences; infection and immunity; cellular pathology; cellular and molecular basis of disease; applied biomedical techniques; cellular and molecular basis of cancer.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written examinations and coursework such as problem solving exercises, case studies, reports from practical work, presentations. Research project assessment includes a written report, presentation and portfolio.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,995 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,665 per Unit (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 6 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Biomedical Research Centre
Telephone number: 
0114 225 2934