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Clinical Biochemistry (MSc)

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Degree awarded
12 months FT
Entry requirements

The programme is suitable for graduates in biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pharmacy, medicine and other biological subjects which contain elements of biochemistry and/or physiology. Graduates in chemistry are accepted onto the programme but do have to have studied significant elements of biochemistry and/or physiology during their undergraduate degree.

An honours degree (2:1 minimum), or overseas equivalent, is required for direct entry to the programme. Flexibility on entry requirements will be considered for candidates with proven appropriate professional experience. Under these circumstances candidates will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to enrol initially on the Diploma track.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
25 - 30 places available
How to apply

Apply online

Application deadline: (for the 2015 course) 30 June 2015.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The programme is specifically designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of clinical biochemistry as conducted within the modern health science laboratory. In particular, the programme seeks to develop a your academic, practical, professional and communication skills so that you can seamlessly integrate into, and thereby form a productive part, of a health service laboratory team.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £20,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Additional expenses

Students will have to cover the cost of printing and binding their project report and dissertation.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Contact name
Reece Plunkett
+44 (0)161 306 5438
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