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Blood Science Distance Learning - MSc (Part-time)

London Metropolitan University
Program overview
2 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Virtual open day
7/3/2020
Virtual open day
7/6/2020
Virtual open day
7/7/2020
Virtual open day
7/8/2020
Virtual open day
7/9/2020
670 GBP
Start dates
London
670 GBP
September 2020

London
670 GBP
January 2021

Program description

Blood Science Distance Learning - MSc (Part-time)

Why study this course?

London Met’s innovative Blood Science (Distance Learning) MSc focuses on the diagnostic techniques, quality assurance / quality control (QA/QC) and regulatory issues within this emerging field. This master's course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), offering you the advantage of the opportunities for knowledge and career development this respected body provides. Delivered as a flexible online program through our online portal, WebLearn, you’ll be able to fit your studies around your working life.

The Blood Science (Distance Learning) MSc course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the emerging, mixed-disciplinary field of blood science.

This master's specialisation combines haematology, immunology, transfusion and clinical biochemistry developed from the increasing automation within pathology.

Created with input from current practitioners in the field, the course is suitable for biomedical science practitioners, graduates of biomedical or related human sciences and those who want work or already are working in blood science departments within pathology.

Admission requirements

You will be required to have:

  • A first or second class honours first degree (or equivalent) in biomedical or life sciences subjects (that included appropriate biomedical content), although other subjects may be considered

Lower grades, or non-degree qualifications supplemented by substantial work experience, may be considered at interview.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Advanced Immunology
  • Bioethics, Research and Grant Proposal
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Research Project (Biomedical Science)
  • Transfusion Science
  • Haemoglobinopathies
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease
  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Introduction to Cellular Pathology
  • Introduction to Clinical Genetics
  • Introduction to General Microbiology
  • Introduction to Medical Microbiology
  • Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Introduction to Toxicology

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

The extension of knowledge this course provides allows practising biomedical scientists to be considered for promotion at work. Increasing numbers of healthcare scientists are benefitting from training in this discipline too.

Your career opportunities could include employment in National Health Service (NHS) hospital laboratories and other health-related areas. Roles include those in pharmacology, biotechnology and similar areas.

Our graduates have also been well-placed to apply for research studentships and PhD research scholarships.

Graduates with two years relevant professional experience can apply for the Member grade of membership of the IBMS.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...


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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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