University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Clinical Biochemistry

The course applies basic biochemistry and analytical chemistry to medical diagnosis, treatment and management; it provides a sound, objective basis on which to gauge the: extent of a clinical disorder; biochemical consequences of a particular disease process response to therapy; the programme is designed to provide students with the basic skills needed for a career in clinical biochemistry within the health service; the programme is run from Hope Hospital, with a special emphasis placed on the practice of clinical biochemistry in hospital medicine.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree in biological or chemical science, or overseas equivalent; those whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600/250.

Course modules

Modules include: Healthcare science 1: introduction to human biology and disease; analytical methods; introduction to clinical biochemistry; practical masterclasses; diseases of the major organs; endocrinology, nutrition and drug screening; paediatric biochemistry; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written and verbal presentations, closed and open book exams.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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0161 275 4740