University of Bristol

Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences

This programme covers a fascinating range of subjects, including molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, tissue engineering, clinical medicine, laboratory management and statistics. It is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and is based at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in Filton, one of the largest transfusion centres in the world, enabling visits to manufacturing, testing and tissue typing sections. You will learn from specialist lecturers from the University, NHSBT and NHS hospitals, and have an opportunity to become fully embedded in an NHS environment while you develop your knowledge. The programme will give you extensive practical experience of transfusion and transplantation, allowing you to gain skills that directly relate to your future career. As well as being of academic interest, this continually developing area of healthcare science has a major impact on patients' quality of life. **The programme:** - is one of just two specialist full-time courses in transfusion and transplantation, and is a recommended course at level seven in the Career Framework for Health - gives you the opportunity to carry out your MSc project with NHSBT research staff within the transfusion centre - has high contact hours, with regular teaching and practical classes - includes a large skills component (eg writing in different formats, conference and publication skills, assignments with specific study aims) - includes laboratory management, a key skill required at level seven - attracts a diverse range of students (about 50 per cent of whom are from outside the UK), including new graduates, those working in blood centres or blood transfusion/haematology in hospitals, or training to lecture in transfusion

Entry requirements

MSc: An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in medicine, biomedical science/clinical laboratory science or related subjects, such as biochemistry or microbiology. A lower second-class honours degree or non-degree qualifications may be considered if proof of laboratory experience and other academic achievement is provided. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are available for applicants from developing Commonwealth countries. Students must fulfil the English language requirements, ideally before applying or by 30 June 2019 at the latest. Chevening Scholarships available for many overseas students. Marshall Scholarships are available for US citizens.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 21,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,560 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,560 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,560 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,560 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 18,400 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,560 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 10,610 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 9,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 4,280 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 4,280 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 4,280 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 4,280 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 4,280 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 5,305 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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