- Attendance Based
- Part Time
- Full Time
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London has a long history of providing high quality postgraduate education for clinicians and scientists working in the NHS, PHE and industry.
The MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) accredited by the IBMS1, is primarily for Biomedical Scientists and other scientists working within the NHS/PHE.
The programme provides an underpinning academic learning for the continuing professional development of biomedical scientists and is designed to give graduates the knowledge and intellectual skills required to provide, develop and advance specialist scientific services within healthcare systems. Teaching will be delivered by day release (part time students) or full time study and distance learning methods. The programme includes input by specialism experts in NHS service roles and delivers research-informed teaching from within a research-rich environment.
To enable inter professional development you will learn alongside clinicians on the MSc Clinical Microbiology and STP trainees on the MSc Clinical Science (Infection Science) courses.
The course will prepare you for the next stage of your career, whether pursuing further research, or professional study, or entering employment in the field of Biomedical Science. The course will also enhance the career prospects of those aspiring to middle and senior management positions within the NHS Pathology Service and the commercial sector. Please check with the appropriate bodies that the course you plan to follow will be suitable for any professional accreditation you may require.
All our postgraduate students share much of the formal teaching and practical sessions to allow inter-professional learning but each course has its own unique additional teaching, electronic learning resources and assessments.
Undertaking the courses full-time is most appropriate for overseas students and, more generally recent graduates in biomedical science who are not already working in hospitals, medical schools, public health institutions and similar institutions.
Full time students will be attached to the Centre for Immunology and Infectious Disease, Blizard Institute at Bart’s and the London (this is not a clinical attachment).
Full-time students study for 12 months and will be expected to be able to attend teaching sessions at the University on Monday-Friday. In addition to the Tuesdays and Thursday teaching shared with part time students there are tutorials and research and clinical meetings on other days
1The accreditation of a postgraduate degree course by the IBMS is not the same as accreditation of an undergraduate degree for HCPC State Registration. Completion of this postgraduate degree will not fulfil the education criteria for State Registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC