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International/EU: £16,385 for the course
- Gain an in-depth understanding of modern biomedical laboratory sciences.
- Develop applied research techniques using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
- Build confidence in presenting your work to academic and professional audiences.
- Enhance investigative skills including the design, execution and interpretation of practical work.
Biomedical science plays a pivotal role in healthcare. This course has been designed to respond to the increasing need for highly skilled biomedical researchers across a range of industries. The programme aims to explore normal and pathological cell processes and relate these to clinical features, diagnostic procedures and responses to therapy in a range of model diseases.
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How you learn
Your lecturer's view
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
The course provides grounding in a range of scientific disciplines applicable to modern Biomedical Laboratory Science including cell biology, molecular biology, immunology and microbiology. You will develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of different diseases from a cellular to whole system level and discuss methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
You will apply your theoretical knowledge of disease systems to conduct a practical investigative research project. The programme provides you with the opportunity for career development within the area of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, either as a researcher within a clinical or commercial setting or as a PhD student within the biomedical field.
Modules may include Mechanisms of Disease, Case Studies in Pathology and Applied Diagnostics.
You learn through
- lectures and seminars
- academic advice
- a programme of laboratory-based practical classes
- full semester research project
Course leaders and tutors
Sarah ForbesLecturer in Biomedical Sciences
I am a lecturer in biomedical sciences working within the fields of antimicrobial chemotherapy and microbial ecology
You will have the opportunity to conduct a semester-long investigative research project within the biomedical field. This work will take place in cutting-edge, industry-standard laboratories and teaching labs under the supervision of world-renowned active research staff.
This work will be aligned with the current research interests of an academic member of staff within our specialist Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre. The project will include a critical review of the literature relevant to your research project, the development of a project proposal, design of research methods and the analysis, presentation and interpretation of experimental data.
Practical skills are developed throughout the course and you gain experience in molecular biology, microbiology, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. All practical classes are led by expert academic staff whose research incorporates the latest techniques. Research skills and statistical analysis are developed throughout the programme and applied to relevant healthcare problems/case studies.
This courses prepares you for a career in
- health biotechnology sector
- industrial biotechnology sector
- pharmaceutical industry
- academic research
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:
- Public Health England
- ThermoFisher Scientific
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
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Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- industry-standard instrumentation
- an analytical and mass spectrometry unit
- multicolored flow cytometry
- professional standard cell culture facilities
- a state of the art microscopy suite
Learn more about your department
Biosciences and Chemistry Facilities Tour
Take a look around the biosciences and chemistry facilities at Sheffield Hallam University with senior lecturer and recruitment lead Dr Susan Campbell.
A 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Applicants with a 2:2 are also actively encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Advanced Laboratory And Research Practice||Credits: 30||
|Module: Applied Diagnostics||Credits: 15||
|Module: Applied Laboratory Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Case Studies In Pathology||Credits: 15||
|Module: Mechanisms Of Disease||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 60||
|Module: Case Studies In Infectious Disease||Credits: 15||
|Module: Cell And Molecular Biology||Credits: 15||
|Module: Cell Biology||Credits: 15||
|Module: Cellular And Molecular Basis Of Cancer||Credits: 15||
|Module: Genomics And Proteomics||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course. The fee quoted on the online prospectus is for the whole course. Where a course is to be taken over more than one year, then the course fees are divided into annual fees through a financial calculation to which a rounding mechanism is applied. This can sometimes mean that there is a nominal variation between the quoted fee from the prospectus and the fee charged to the student. There are some circumstances in which a student taking a break in study or engaging in retakes may be charged an additional fee, which should be notified to them at the time.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,385 for the course. The fee quoted on the online prospectus is for the whole course. Where a course is to be taken over more than one year, then the course fees are divided into annual fees through a financial calculation to which a rounding mechanism is applied. This can sometimes mean that there is a nominal variation between the quoted fee from the prospectus and the fee charged to the student. There are some circumstances in which a student taking a break in study or engaging in retakes may be charged an additional fee, which should be notified to them at the time.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Biosciences and chemistry courses (PDF, 238KB)
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