Ulster University

Ulster University

Biomedical Science

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; professional development in biomedical science. In semester 1 students study their chosen specialist taught module (30 credit point weighting); plus a 15 credit point module in biostatistics and research methods and a further 15 credit points in either DNA technology, or quality management or introduction to stratified medicine and pharmacogenomics.

Entry requirements

Applicants must: (a) have gained: (i) 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, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard or (ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification and (b) provide 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. Specialist taught modules require that students have studied that specialism at Level 5 or can demonstrate their ability to undertake the module through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Other qualifications In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are delivered online and assessed by coursework or a combination of coursework and examination.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance Learning
Coleraine Campus Coleraine BT52 1SA Northern Ireland

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Life and Health Sciences
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