University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Biomedical Science

The course provides a number of optional routes which lead to IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science) accredited awards for those currently in, or planning a career in, the Medical Laboratory profession. The route options are: cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, haematology, medical microbiology and a generic route. The course offers the opportunity to address the developing areas of biomedical science common to all associated disciplines, including recent advances in genetics and immunology, and to equip students with the research skills necessary to complement their clinical laboratory responsibilities. Part-time students study core (and most optional) modules on 1 full day of the week, minimising the time away from work.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent, although substantial professional experience may be acceptable when combined with another qualification. The University looks for graduates with an appropriate Honours degree in biomedical subjects, or biological subjects with an appropriate biomedical content. Students should have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: clinical immunology; gene technology; laboratory medicine. Specialist module (from cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, haematology or medical microbiology): management in biomedical science; research methods in biomedical science; biomedical science research project.

Sponsorship information

Many part-time students are funded by their employers; other part-time and full-time students self fund or use Career Development Loans.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Unit
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0800 953 3222