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MSc

Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

Gain knowledge of the scientific basis of biomedical laboratory sciences with particular reference to in vitro diagnosis of disease.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £6,590 for the course †
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Develop an understanding of the breadth and depth of modern biomedical laboratory sciences
  • Learn laboratory skills, particularly in relation to disease mechanisms and diagnosis
  • Enhance your personal, professional, intellectual and key skills to enhance employability.

Learn and apply scientific knowledge to specific problems, independently undertaking projects relating to diagnostic procedures and other areas including research of relevance in clinical, industrial and academic environments. Develop practical laboratory skills including cell culture and biochemical, microbiological, immunological and molecular approaches to diagnostics.

How you learn

All practical classes are led by academic staff whose research incorporates the latest biomedical techniques. Research skills and statistical analysis are developed throughout the programme and applied to biomedical problems. Towards the end of the course you apply your skills to a two-month research project based on a staff member's research interest in a relevant biomedical field.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • coursework
  • group tutorials
  • practical sessions
  • research project
  • Viva Voce examination
  • oral presentations
  • written thesis

Course leaders and tutors

Keith Miller
Keith Miller
Senior Lecturer in Microbiology

During his teaching career at Sheffield Hallam Keith has taught microbiology and biochemistry and is the course leader for MSc Biomedical Sciences and MSc Biomedical … Read more

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

The university offers mentoring, volunteering and leadership schemes, CV support from dedicated employability advisors, opportunities to meet potential employers at events and to join professional bodies relevant to your course and future career.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • medical laboratory assistance
  • biomedical science
  • clinical trials management methods development
  • drug development compliance officer in public healthcare or the pharmaceutical industries
  • medical sales

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • industry standard equipment for cell culture, quantitative nucleic acid and protein analysis
  • sophisticated suite of analytical equipment such as HPLC and gas chromatography
  • flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and mass spectrometry

Entry requirements

All students

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.

A relevant degree would be a biomedical sciences degree or any bioscience-related degree with a medical focus, especially those with microbiology, haematology, pathology, cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or disease-mechanisms content. Applicants with medicine, veterinary sciences, molecular biology and biotechnology degrees are encouraged to apply.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

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'.


Modules

The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Biomedical Laboratory Techniques Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Cell Biology Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Molecular Diagnostics Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Professional Development Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Research Methods And Statistics Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 70%
Module: Research Project (Biosciences) Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 70%
30%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Biomedical Techniques Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Blood Sciences Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Cellular And Molecular Basis Of Cancer Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Cellular And Molecular Basis Of Disease Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Cellular Pathology Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Human Genomics And Proteomics Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Microbiology And Immunology Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £6,590 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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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.

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Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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