University of Portsmouth
A minimum 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
There are three mandatory units, one optional unit and a major research project, allowing you to design a course that most closely reflects your research interests.
Here are the units you will study:
Integrated Pathology: This unit provides an understanding of the relationship between diseases and organ systems and disciplines of pathology in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It will also advance your ability to critically assess current literature and integrate your knowledge into written and oral reports.
Scientific Methods: You will cover the philosophical and ethical basis of bioscientific research, the processes of experimental design, practical skills in the application of scientific enquiry, critical awareness of experimental validity and how to measure this using statistical methods. You will also develop the critical skills required to evaluate and disseminate research of a publishable standard.
Molecular Medicine: This unit looks closely at the molecular basis of disease, the clinical management of selected disorders, the current and emerging diagnostic, prognostic techniques and an appreciation of novel therapeutics.
Project: The final project makes up a third of the degree as it represents the culmination and synthesis of all aspects of the course. The project can be undertaken in a range of disciplines including molecular medicine, pharmacology, neuro-oncology or nutrition and sports science to name a few.
Depending on your interests, you can also study:
Drug development, Clinical Trials and Oncology,
Clinical Learning contract (For students from the pathology laboratories)
Teaching and Assessment:
Teaching is undertaken in small lectures, seminars and practical groups with tutorial sessions to support your coursework, study and revision. Our academic staff have expertise in clinical practice and research, and we provide a student-centred approach to teaching, with all units fully supported by online lecture and study materials.
How are you assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of essays, presentations, formal examinations and portfolios depending on the unit topic. The final project also consists of a poster, oral presentation and a dissertation representing a novel contribution to biomedical science, and should be of publishable standard.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Portsmouth||PO1 2UP||South East|
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