Ulster University

Ulster University

Biomedical Science

The programme has been designed to provide graduates who possess an honours degree (or equivalent), with appropriate education and professional training in the biomedical sciences, covering all the laboratory specialisms including: Cellular pathology; clinical biochemistry; haematology and medical microbiology; the programme provides the opportunity for students to 'top-up' their current degree to a standard equivalent to a BSc in biomedical sciences and acceptable to the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) for the purpose of Health Professions Council (HPC) registration as a Biomedical Scientist.

Entry requirements

Students must have gained an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education Training and Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which is recognized as being of an equivalent standard or an equivalent standard in an approved alternative qualification. Students must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and normally be employed as a biomedical scientist, trainee biomedical scientist or equivalent in a hospital or research laboratory or have access to similar medical facilities. Alternatively, students must provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Course modules

Modules include: Biology of disease, pathology (15 credits); clinical immunology (15 credits); medical microbiology (15 credits); cellular pathology (15 credits); clinical biochemistry (15 credits); haematology and transfusion science (15 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment may be individual or group and will take the form of coursework and a handwritten examination in some modules.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Graduate Certificate Distance learning - 12 months

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