Biomedical Science MSc

Coventry University
Program overview
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025
Coventry University

About this program

Biomedical Science MSc

As key contributors to modern healthcare, including disease diagnosis, monitoring of therapy and research into disease mechanisms, specialist and senior biomedical scientists are in great demand both within the NHS and private hospital laboratories.

You can now study this course via multiple pathways:

  • Haematology and Blood Transfusion Sciences pathway
  • Haematology and Blood Transfusion Sciences pathway with Professional Experience
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology pathway
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology pathway with Professional Experience
  • Infection Science pathway
  • Infection Science pathway with Professional Experience

Admission requirements

UK & International students

The requirements for admission for PgCert/PgDip and MSc Biomedical Science are:

  • An Honours degree in a Biomedical Science undergraduate course; with a minimum of a lower second class (2.ii) classification (2.i for the professional experience course) or
  • An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial clinical or biomedical content. We would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: clinical biochemistry, microbiology and virology, clinical immunology, haematology.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Laboratory and Professional Skills for Biomedical Science
  • Introduction to Laboratory Leadership, Management and Training
  • Global Professional Development - Entrepreneurship
  • Genomic and Regenerative Medicine
  • Research Principles and Preparation

Optional module (1 of the following):

  • Clinical Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology
  • Infection Science

Master’s degree

The modules above mentioned in relation to the Postgraduate Diploma plus:

  • Research project

Master’s degree with Professional Experience

As PGDip (minus Research Principles and Preparation) plus

  • Professional Experience Preparation for Biomolecular Science
  • Life Sciences Professional Experience 1
  • Life Sciences Professional Experiences 2
  • Life Sciences Professional Experience Report and Reflection

Program delivery

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time
  • 20 months full-time with professional experience


  • UK students : £10,400 | £15,450 (with professional experience) per year.
  • International students : £16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience) per year.


On successful completion, you should have knowledge of:

  • Advances in Biomedical Science.
  • Current methodologies and quality assurance in biomedical science.
  • Structure, regulation and organisation of biomedical science within the NHS and health-based industries (both public and private).
  • Research methodology, including design and management of scientific research.

On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audience.
  • Collect, analyse and present data using appropriate methods.
  • Apply scientific methods to the critical analysis of literature, reflection, information searching, and research methodology in areas of biomedical science.
  • Apply scientific/clinical methods to conducting and management of research.
  • Formulate and present a critical argument using a variety of methods (e.g. a presentation or essay) that would stand up to critical review and scrutiny in academic and professional settings.
  • Work safely in the laboratory, establishing fundamental techniques and carry out progressively more advanced laboratory-based investigations based on competence in biomedical technologies, including microbiology, cell culture and differentiation, biochemical, molecular and analytical techniques that are particularly relevant to contemporary approaches to disease diagnosis.
  • Operate, to lead and collaborate with others in order to solve problems of a practical nature and to provide appropriate solutions.
  • Design a research study, including demonstrating awareness of safety and ethical issues.
  • Conduct an independent research project, including collection, analysis and presentation of data.

Career paths

Examples of possible career routes include working in laboratory quality assurance and management or becoming a researcher or biomedical scientists for the NHS, public health laboratories, commercial diagnostic laboratories, the Blood Transfusion service, university research laboratories and bioscience/life sciences private companies. Within the NHS, a master’s qualification is required for further career progression to apply for Senior Biomedical Scientist positions at Band 7 and above. 

About this institute

Coventry University

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Contact info

Coventry University

Priory St
CV1 5FB Coventry


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