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A Master of Science is an advanced program of study that can be earned in about two years. Many schools offer online or part-time MSc programs so that busy learners can further their education in a way that is convenient for them.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

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MSc Medical Imaging

University of Exeter
Campus Part time 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Exeter

This programme develops the skills and expertise required to undertake skeletal image interpretation and the provision of associated definitive clinical reports. [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in United Kingdom. This programme develops the skills and expertise required to undertake skeletal image interpretation and the provision of associated definitive clinical reports. Modules within the programme will build on previous learning. Starting with appendicular skeleton interpretation and reporting the programme then moves to consider axial skeleton image interpretation and reporting. Students will have opportunities to complete a research methodology module to equip them as comfortable research users and develop skills as researchers who add to the evidence base. Staff running and teaching on the programme have extensive image interpretation and reporting experience and expertise and provide stimulating and informative lectures. Lectures are supported through blended learning delivered via our online platform and formative self-assessments to allow students to check their own progress. The programme is pending accreditation from the Society and College of Radiographers. Modules and Delivery The programme has a modular structure which when completed will ensure that graduates meet the standard requirements for reporting radiographers. The programme structure consists of two 30 credit modules for the PG Cert, with further 60 credits of modules for the PG Dip, and the addition of the 60 credit MSc research project for the full MSc. Module titles are as follows: Fundamentals and principles of clinical image interpretation and advanced practice Musculoskeletal Pathology Appendicular Skeletal Image Interpretation Axial Skeletal Image Interpretation Applied Research methods Research/Dissertation The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent... [-]

MSc Infection Control

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 24 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom Colchester

The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the... [+]

MSc Infection Control The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally. Why study this subject? The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as SMRA, swine flu and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of the MSc is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past. Preventing and controlling the spread of infection is one of the key priorities for hospital staff, environmental health officers and healthcare professionals not only in the UK but throughout the world. This advanced-level health masters course has been designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and understanding of infection control practice, giving you the ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. You will... [-]

Pediatric Obesity

The College of Contemporary Health
Online Part time 12 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

This module focuses on the challenges of the obesogenic environment and how to mitigate it for children aged 2-18 years... [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in United Kingdom. Online Distance Learning This module focuses on the challenges of the obesogenic environment and how to mitigate it for children aged 2-18 years. This module is validated by London South Bank University. Module Aims The module aims to: Provide an understanding of the challenges we face in tackling paediatric obesity. Review the immediate and long-term health and well-being consequences of paediatric obesity. Facilitate the design of best practice protocols for prevention and treatment of obesity, suitable for children between 2 years and 18 years. Add to the body of knowledge in Obesity DebateGraph Module Content Obesity in the 2-18 year old age range generates immediate and long-term health and well-being consequences. In this module, nutritional, genetic and environmental risk factors are reviewed. Trends and patterns – locally and globally will be considered along with preventative and treatment approaches and initiatives in different settings. Analysis of the ongoing repercussions of obesity in this period, both physiologically and, particularly, psychologically, are key issues, along with the roles of parents, teachers, and government in addressing this problem. Each module intake starts with a specifically designed Introduction to Academic Online Learning. Students are required to complete some simple assignments to ensure they are able not only to work in the online environment but also are aware of the requirements for academic study at this level. Teaching and Learning Strategy Methods of delivery include: audio and visual presentations involving interactive e-learning units and presentations, Discussion Forums, academic tutorials... [-]

MSc in Medicinal Chemistry

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Buckingham Milton Keynes + 2 more

This postgraduate degree course enables you to study aspects of medicinal chemistry that explore the links between disease, mechanisms of action and the development of safe, effective commercial drugs. You have the opportunity to pursue these topics across a number of different disease therapies using the innovative teaching methods pioneered by The Open University, while developing a wide range of skills associated with masters-level study. You study taught modules and... [+]

MSc in Medicinal Chemistry This postgraduate degree course enables you to study aspects of medicinal chemistry that explore the links between disease, mechanisms of action and the development of safe, effective commercial drugs. You have the opportunity to pursue these topics across a number of different disease therapies using the innovative teaching methods pioneered by The Open University, while developing a wide range of skills associated with masters-level study. You study taught modules and take a medicinal chemistry project module that allows you to undertake a substantial piece of independent research based on the knowledge and skills you develop. Educational aims The overall aim of the qualification is to develop knowledge and understanding, cognitive skills, key skills and practical and professional skills in the study of medicinal chemistry, with particular emphasis on molecular aspects and development of drugs. The intention is that you will develop: an understanding of the scientific principles underlying the main topic areas of medicinal chemistry skills essential to postgraduate study in science. After completing the degree you should be able to: use electronic means of communication, information searching and retrieval critically assess a broad range of scientific literature in medicinal chemistry prepare an extended piece of writing, a poster and a presentation that critically engage with current theoretical, methodological and/or practical issues in medicinal chemistry. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Teaching is via module texts, electronic material and online forums. The material provided is mostly resource based, with an online study guide, and you are therefore... [-]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Haematology)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

This course will focus on the physiology and pathology of blood and its use as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. A variety of areas of molecular and cellular bioscience will be covered with an emphasis on new technologies and developments in Haematology and related disciplines such as Transfusion Science. [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in United Kingdom. This course will focus on the physiology and pathology of blood and its use as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. A variety of areas of molecular and cellular bioscience will be covered with an emphasis on new technologies and developments in Haematology and related disciplines such as Transfusion Science. You will expand your knowledge of the basic science and analytical techniques relating to Haematology and gain an up-to-date understanding of the application of Haematology in bioscience / pharmaceutical research, as well as in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. There will be an emphasis in the course on development of critical analysis skills in the assessment of scientific literature and laboratory data. In addition you will have the opportunity to design and execute your own research project. The course team is supported by visiting lecturers who are practising scientists in the field, which helps ensure that taught material is current and relevant. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Cellular Haematology This module will enable you to understand how blood cells are produced and how they function in normal and pathological situations. You will consider the causes, consequences and laboratory features of a range of red cell disorders and haematological malignancies, and be able to evaluate and interpret the relevant diagnostic testing procedures. Immunohaematology and Haemostasis This module will cover clinically important blood group systems and laboratory techniques used to identify blood group antigens and antibodies,... [-]

MSc Biology and Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme provides advanced contemporary training in parasitology and the study of disease vectors. The broad scope of the programme ranges from the biology, immunology, ecology and population biology of the organisms to public health and disease epidemiology. In addition to providing a solid foundation in parasite and vector biology, the programme provides practical experience of essential techniques, as well as significant theoretical and practical knowledge in all important and topical areas of the field, all taught within an active and exciting scientific environment. [+]

This programme provides advanced contemporary training in parasitology and the study of disease vectors. The broad scope of the programme ranges from the biology, immunology, ecology and population biology of the organisms to public health and disease epidemiology. In addition to providing a solid foundation in parasite and vector biology, the programme provides practical experience of essential techniques, as well as significant theoretical and practical knowledge in all important and topical areas of the field, all taught within an active and exciting scientific environment. Home fee: £8,100 (for 2015/16) Overseas fee: £18,000 (for 2015/16) Academic requirements: Open to graduates with an Honours degree (2.ii or equivalent) in the biological sciences or a medical/veterinary degree. Medical or Veterinary students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme. Overseas candidates with other qualifications may be accepted, particularly if they have the relevant experience through working in an appropriate field for a number of years. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award Work experience: Candidates with HND and substantial relevant experience may also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5... [-]

Master of Science in Epidemiology

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Epidemiology program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to make valuable contributions to both epidemiological research and public health. [+]

* Funding is available for this course.

 

The MSc Epidemiology program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to make valuable contributions to both epidemiological research and public health. Epidemiological methods are used increasingly in medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation to investigate the causes of disease, and to evaluate interventions to prevent or control disease. Epidemiology is a key discipline for understanding and improving global health. This course covers both communicable and non-communicable disease epidemiology.

Graduates enter careers in medical research, public health and community medicine, epidemiological field studies, drug manufacturers, government or NGOs.... [-]


MSc in Cancer Biology

University of Kent, School of Biosciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MSc in Cancer Biology has been designed for students who wish to gain an advanced education and training in the biological sciences, within the context of a disease that affects a large proportion of the global population. The course provides training in the modern practical, academic and research skills that are used in academia and industry. [+]

Do you want to undertake a postgraduate degree within the biological sciences that enhances your employability in a range of different careers? Are you passionate about improving healthcare for cancer, a disease that affects 1 in 3 people? Do you want to study within a School that is recognised as one of the best teaching departments in the UK, and work with active cancer researchers to develop new therapies? The MSc in Cancer Biology has been designed for students who wish to gain an advanced education and training in the biological sciences, within the context of a disease that affects a large proportion of the global population. The course provides training in the modern practical, academic and research skills that are used in academia and industry. Through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and practical classes, students will apply this training towards the development of new therapies. The programme culminates with a research project that investigates the molecular and cellular basis of cancer biology or the development of new therapies under the supervision of active cancer research scientists. Course content The MSc in Cancer Biology involves studying for 120 credits of taught modules, as indicated below. The taught component takes place during the Autumn and Spring terms, while a 60-credit research project take place over the Summer months. The assessment of the course will involve a mixture of practical classes, innovative continuous assessment to gain maximise transferable and professional skills, and examinations. In additional to traditional scientific laboratory reports, experience... [-]

MSc in Haematology and Transfusion Science

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The course is designed to give graduates specialist knowledge (both theoretical and practical) of the strategies and techniques of haematology and transfusion science as practised in research and clinical contexts. [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in United Kingdom. The course is designed to give graduates specialist knowledge (both theoretical and practical) of the strategies and techniques of haematology and transfusion science as practised in research and clinical contexts. Graduates will gain up-to-date, relevant and applied experience of haematology and transfusion science, acquire in-depth knowledge together with a broad knowledge of the subject base, and acquire skills for practice at Higher Specialist Level. The completion of a research project enables the graduate to understand the process and communication of scientific enquiry. This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Features and benefits of the course Our postgraduate Biomedical Science, Medical Microbiology, Cellular Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology & Transfusion degree programmes are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Our biomedical research group is amongst the top 12 in the UK. In the 2014 national Research Excellence Framework, biomedical science research was rated highly with some of our research rated as world leading. Our Centre for Biomedicine represent one of the highest concentrations of health research excellence in the UK. We have an international reputation for research into the characteristics, limitations and adaptability of the human motor system in health and disease through an integrative approach that ranges from molecular biology to whole body studies of human movement. The School offers excellent facilities including specialist laboratories for blood biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control, exercise performance, cell & molecular biology and tissue culture. We collaborate extensively with hospitals in Greater Manchester and... [-]

MSc Medical Genetics and Genomics

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The advent of affordable rapid genome sequencing will produce enormous amounts of genetic data on both individuals and populations, and the challenge for scientists is to unlock the potential of this ‘big data’. [+]

The advent of affordable rapid genome sequencing will produce enormous amounts of genetic data on both individuals and populations, and the challenge for scientists is to unlock the potential of this ‘big data’. Doing so requires a new generation of scientists who can combine genetics and bioinformatics to understand how genomic changes cause diseases such as cancer, thus enabling the development of novel treatments, through drugs and gene therapy, and prevention strategies. With the huge expansion in number of individual genomes being sequenced, this is one of the fastest growing areas of biomedical science as we embrace the era of personalised medicine. Why choose this course? This is a 12 month full-time course, with part-time places available. Aimed at graduates (UK/ EU, International) wishing to develop skills and knowledge in human genetics and genome analysis for employment in the medical biotechnology/pharma and genomics sector, and those wishing to go on to do research degrees. This course will prepare you for entry into a career in medical genetics and genomics. Our lecturers conduct first-class research, with over 95% of Biological Science research internationally recognised in the 2014 REF. You will be taught by Oxford Brookes staff, with specialist lectures provided by staff of other partners in the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Centre, and will have a range of project opportunities using human genome data. The Faculty will invest over £8M in Bioscience facilities from 2015, with funding from HEFCE. Projects may be linked to specific needs and interests in the work-place,... [-]

Medical and Healthcare Devices - MSc

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The MSc in Medical and Healthcare Devices is a unique and flexible course for graduates, scientists and technologists. Study on the course will build an excellent range of knowledge and expertise if you are looking to begin a career in the sector or it will enhance and support your personal development if you are already working in this field. As a student on the course you will develop an understanding of the properties of advanced... [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in United Kingdom. Medical and Healthcare Devices - MSc The MSc in Medical and Healthcare Devices is a unique and flexible course for graduates, scientists and technologists. Study on the course will build an excellent range of knowledge and expertise if you are looking to begin a career in the sector or it will enhance and support your personal development if you are already working in this field. As a student on the course you will develop an understanding of the properties of advanced materials and how they affect the design of medical and healthcare devices. You will study intelligent bioengineering systems and consider how smart materials, micro-electronics and mechanical and information technology knowledge are used in the development of these devices. These studies will be supported by considering the principles that underpin the development and application of advanced materials and also regulations, procedures and principles that are applied to this sector. In addition, you will study the use of healthcare and medical devices in the specific context of human anatomy, physiology, illness, disease and rehabilitation. A key component of the course will be your personal research project in which you will use your knowledge and skills to carry out a relevant and original study in an area that will be agreed with your course tutor. This research will be carried out either in your workplace or at the University. About the course The MSc Medical and Healthcare Devices course is interdisciplinary and will be delivered... [-]

MSc in Health-Professions Education / MSc (with Research) in Health Professions Education (with Research)

University of Glasgow - Online Study
Online Part time 36 months August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

The programmes share a common first year curriculum, with 1 x 20-credit course per semester. Thereafter, students may focus to a greater or lesser extent on various topics in health professions education, selecting from a menu of optional 10-credit courses. [+]

Together, these online distance learning programmes offer maximum flexibility to busy health professionals who want to learn about theoretical and practical aspects of learning, teaching and assessment, and apply them in the context of their professional practice. The programmes share a common first year curriculum, with 1 x 20-credit course per semester. Thereafter, students may focus to a greater or lesser extent on various topics in health professions education, selecting from a menu of optional 10-credit courses. The MSc HPE programme is designed for those who primarily identify themselves as practitioners and who want to apply educational theory and an evidence base to their specific health professions education context. The MSc HPE (with Research) programme is appropriate for those with a particular interest in learning about the design, conduct and governance of education research. Why this programme The programme is delivered primarily by staff in the School of Medicine at the University of Glasgow, including staff with key roles in the undergraduate Medical School, the Dental School and the School of Nursing & Healthcare. We are well-placed to offer the benefit of our collective experience in undergraduate health professions education. Our close links with the National Health Service (NHS) Education Scotland, the postgraduate deanery, the Royal Colleges, and our respective regulatory bodies, make us well-placed to help you learn about education in the postgraduate environment. Programme structure Available as a part-time, online distance learning (ODL) programme. Media may include Moodle, Big-Blue-Button, Google Hangouts, and Articulate Storyline For the MSc HPE... [-]

MSc in Cardiovascular Science

University College London (UCL) Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

Cardiovascular diseases remain a major cause of death and ill health worldwide. This new MSc, taught by scientists and clinicians who are leaders in their field [+]

MSc in Cardiovascular Science

 

Cardiovascular diseases remain a major cause of death and ill health worldwide. This new MSc, taught by scientists and clinicians who are leaders in their field, offers students the opportunity to learn about topical areas in cardiovascular science, preparing them for further research or a career in industry.

 

 

What will I learn?Students will develop a detailed knowledge of molecular and cellular cardiovascular science, animal models of cardiovascular disease, microvascular biology and the mechanisms by which the heart and vasculature function in health and disease, as well as statistical methodology. They will gain valuable research skills and an awareness of the ethical, legal and social aspects of developments in cardiovascular disease.... [-]


MSc in Clinical Trials

University of London International Programmes
Online Full time 2 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit anyone wishing to understand more about trials before moving into this field. [+]

A prestigious Master's in Clinical Trials by distance learning This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit anyone wishing to understand more about trials before moving into this field. The programme aims to: develop your knowledge and understanding of the key decisions surrounding the design, delivery and assessment of clinical trials; encourage critical and evaluative skills that will help you reach independent scientific judgement; teach you how to apply the conceptual and practical tools needed to initiate clinical trials; promote self-development by providing an environment for you to practise skills of selection, assimilation and communication. Programme details The course is developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Europe's leading postgraduate medical institution in the subjects of public health and tropical medicine. Individual modules Studying individual modules on a stand-alone basis is an ideal option if you wish to update your professional knowledge or sample the programme. The fee is £1,900 per module. How you study The course allows you to study independently, at a time and pace that suits you (subject to some course-specific deadlines). As a distance-learning student, you'll receive: Comprehensive learning materials Your materials are provided via a dedicated Virtual Learning Environment. These include: Study guides, textbooks, and student handbooks. Additional computer software, where required (e.g. Stata). Vibrant graphics, plus interactive diagrams and tables. Access to past examination papers and Examiners' reports. Access to the School's... [-]

MSc Applied Health Research

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This one-year intercalated BSc in Management in Primary Care is designed for medical students who want to prepare themselves for working in primary care and community, public health or management. The course modules are designed [+]

Top MScs in Medicine in United Kingdom. This one-year intercalated BSc in Management in Primary Care is designed for medical students who want to prepare themselves for working in primary care and community, public health or management. The course modules are designed to help students develop critical appraisal skills and knowledge of research methods, as well as how to effectively manage a health care organisation. The ability to effectively manage organisations and make difficult decisions around budget allocations is more important than ever with the creation of the Clinical Commissioning Groups. Fifty per cent of medical graduates may enter general practice and this course is designed to help students develop these essential extra skills. Our BSc in Management in Primary Care allows students to gain clinical experience alongside the learning of academic skills which can be applied to all aspects of the medical field. This is a full-time degree lasting for one academic year. In the autumn term, you will focus on research methods and analysis for understanding the different models of the patient/doctor consultation, determinants of health, public health, primary care systems, and the management of health organisations. You will be attached to a GP Practice and in the spring term, you will spend at least one day a week in a GP practice working on a research project. All students will then be supported to write up the research findings for academic publication. During spring term, you will be able to take a number of optional modules at... [-]