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Biomedical Science MSc/PGDip/PGCert


Course facts

  • Name: Biomedical Science
  • Qualification: MSc/PGDip/PGCert
  • Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time

IBMS Accredited Programme

The MSc Biomedical Science programme will provide a multi-disciplinary perspective of the current and developing field of pathology, medical genetics and disease management. This programme will provide students with a broad foundation of scientific knowledge regarding to human health and disease of importance in modern day diagnostics.

Modules are designed to deliver both cutting edge theoretical and practical experience and students will be taught how to investigate various medical conditions including cancer, toxicological insult, food poisoning, anaemia, meningitis and cardiac disease.

Successful graduates from the degree will have developed not only specialist subject specific skills but a broad range of highly relevant transferable skills required for knowledge communication, professional report and scientific writing, and independent and group presentations using a wide range of media and formats.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

The program has been designed to allow a student maximum flexibility and choice when selecting their modules. On admission a student must select at least one of the three main pathology discipline modules, this will allow any currently practicing member of the NHS seeking career development to choose the module most pertinent to their work.

Students will then have a wide range of optional modules to choose from including management modules from the Bangor Business School or a wide range of pre-existing School of Medical Sciences modules. This flexibility will suit individuals who want to gain post-graduate qualifications in order to qualify for management positions within the health care system.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Biomedical Science Modules page.

Entry Requirements

Academic route entry: applicants will have attained, or be on track to attain 2:2 BSc degree (or higher), in a biomedically related life sciences subject, from a recognised Higher Education Institution. English language level. IELTS (or equivalent) overall 6.0 or above, with no individual element lower than 5.5.

N.B In order to practice in a NHS laboratory as a state registered Biomedical Scientist, an accredited Biomedical Science undergraduate degree will first be required.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email


The University will accept applications throughout the year, but as the course starts in September, we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer. Direct applications can be made here

Careers and Employability

The course is designed to open up career development opportunities in emerging areas of Biomedical Science relating to core pathology disciplines for those already working in the clinical/healthcare sector who study with us part time. Graduates looking towards new routes of employment would be well-positioned to enter support, implementation and development roles in the rapidly expanding field of diagnostic equipment manufacture and sales as well as pharmacological routes. This programme will also allow those considering careers in research across medical and clinical institutions, academic institutions and industry to embark on these roles.

N.B In order to practice in a NHS laboratory as a state registered Biomedical Scientist, an accredited Biomedical Science undergraduate degree will first be required.

Research / Links with Industry

Through our connection with the North West Cancer Research Institute, and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, all students benefit from strong exposure to practising professionals utilising current diagnostic practice.

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