University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences

This programme aims to develop your interest, knowledge and understanding of the theory, practical techniques and research relating to the science of transplantation and transfusion medicine. For example: How is blood processed? When do we give platelet transfusions? How is tissue engineering being used to replace heart valves? What causes haemolytic anaemia? How do we reduce the transfusion-related risk of HIV and vCJD?

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in medicine, or biomedical science/clinical laboratory science or related subjects such as biochemistry and microbiology. Lower 2nd Class Honours degree or non-degree qualifications may be considered if proof of relevant laboratory experience and other academic achievement is provided.

Course modules

The lecture subject areas are: haemopoiesis; immunology; platelets and coagulation; blood groups; haematological diseases; blood donation; blood components; clinical transfusion; transfusion-transmitted infections; stem cell transplantation; solid organ transplantation; tissue engineering. Core units: the principles of transfusion and transplantation science; the application of transfusion and transplantation science; transfusion and transplantation in practice; research methods and biostatistics; research project.

Sponsorship information

Prospective students are encouraged to apply to: National Blood Council (UK); British Council; Commonwealth universities among others.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 1,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,650 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgCert Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 6 months
PgCert Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 6 months
PgDip Full-time £ 9,300 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 18,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Telephone number: 
0117 331 1535