Biomedical Science is a key subject area comprising of all aspects of health and disease, within the subject are clinical laboratory disciplines that specifically address the knowledge and understanding of disease processes in the context of the study and investigation of those processes. The MSc Biomedical Blood Science incorporates clinical biochemistry, immunology, haematology and transfusion science.

The School of Life Science has developed an extremely active and successful undergraduate and postgraduate Biomedical Science programmes. We have embraced specialists working in NHS Trusts and associated industries to develop outstanding, collaborative relationships covering key diagnostic and clinical specialities. Not only do students benefit from the inclusion of such specialist practitioners onto our teaching programmes, but input from employers also helps to shape the curriculum and can lead to highly competitive project opportunities working within related industries.

This MSc programme supports students to develop their subject-specific knowledge and understanding, ability to critically analyse and evaluate an evidence-based, work independently, and adapt to various contexts.

How The Course Is Taught

This one year programme is structured so that all taught sessions are delivered in just two days of the working week. Full-time students are expected to engage in independent study for the remaining 3 days per week. Consolidating taught sessions in this way allows greater flexibility for part-time students who will be expected to attend one day a week for two academic years, reducing potential impact in terms of workforce planning for employers and direct contact for students with needs outside of their academic responsibilities.

Semester 1 will focus on two main areas, the first being Biomedical ethics, grant application, methodological approaches, analytical reasoning and research. The second area focuses on the clinical and diagnostic implications of Blood Science for patients and health workers, with the major emphasis being on Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology.

Semester 2 will also focus on two main themes; firstly, business planning, leadership and laboratory skills. Secondly, the clinical and diagnostic implications of Blood Science for patients and health workers, with the major emphasis being on Haematology and Blood Transfusion.

Academic Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold either a 1st or 2nd class honours degree in Biomedical Science, or equivalent Life Science bachelor programme. Applications from candidates who do not meet this criterion, but can demonstrate appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will also be considered. Note that applicants who have attained the IBMS Specialist Diploma may be eligible to enrol with accredited prior certified learning with reduced tuition fees and limited module exemption.

Students who do not meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer the opportunity to take a Pre-MSc programme. For more information follow the link to the Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science course.

English Language Entry Requirement For International Students

IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.


MSc Biomedical Blood Science graduates often go on to work in fields related to healthcare, laboratory science or education. Of those students still studying, some have gone to study medicine, PhD training or the Scientist Training Programme to become Clinical Scientists.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated March 25, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 30, 2019
1 - 2 years
14,560 GBP
Full-time tuition fees: International £14,560 | UK/EU £7,800. Additional fees may apply.
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