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Clinical Biochemistry (MSc)

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Degree awarded
12 months FT
Entry requirements

The course is suitable for graduates in biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pharmacy, medicine and other biological subjects that 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 (Upper Second 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

To give you the greatest opportunity to join our course and make the admissions process as quick and easy as possible we recommend you read the below guidance.

We recommend you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment as places can fill quickly. The application deadline for the 2016 course is 30 June 2016 .

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. Contact if you have problems.


Your application form must be accompanied by supporting documents:

  • Two academic references on letter headed paper, signed and dated within 6 months of your application. Unfortunately we cannot request references from your referees on your behalf.
  • Official academic certificates and transcripts of all your current and previous studies (with fully certified translations by a professional translator if not in English)
  • A scanned copy of the photograph page of your passport
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (if appropriate).

Supporting documents can be uploaded and submitted with the online application form, or can be sent directly to .

Your application cannot be considered until all your supporting documents are supplied.

Course options

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

Course description

Our course 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 MSc will develop your academic, practical, professional and communication skills so you can seamlessly integrate into - and form a productive part of - a health service laboratory team.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £21,500

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 a 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.

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
Academic department overview

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