University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Infection Sciences

The Infection Sciences MSc is for biomedical scientists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who wish to undertake flexible, part-time study towards a masters qualification in their specialist area of clinical pathology. Designed to complement the professional qualifications of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the course allows you to expand your knowledge and skills in diagnostic laboratory medicine, learn to apply these skills to clinical diagnosis, laboratory management and research, and to develop as a reflective practitioner, all within the context of the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) initiative. Students take specialist modules in infection sciences, exploring the theoretical, applied and professional aspects of medical microbiology. They also engage in a large amount of work-related learning and gain support from clinical practitioners. The course has been developed in consultation with senior managers, laboratory managers and training staff from the NHS biomedical science profession.

Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: Entrants normally required to have a Biomedical Sciences BSc(Hons) or similar subject area. Applicants must be HCPC Registrant Biomedical Scientists and employed by a collaborating NHS Pathology Service Laboratory. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in all elements.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

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