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MSc Clinical Biochemistry at The University of Manchester
MSc Clinical Biochemistry
Our course provides a grounding in clinical biochemistry for graduates pursuing careers in diagnostic labs, the pharmaceutical industry or research.

MSc Clinical Biochemistry / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
FT MSc 1yr; PT MSc 2/3yrs, PGDp 2yrs, PGCt 9/24mth
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (Upper Second minimum) or overseas equivalent in:

  • biochemistry
  • physiology
  • pharmacology
  • pharmacy
  • medicine
  • other biological subjects that contain elements of biochemistry and/or physiology.

We accept chemistry graduates, but you need to have studied significant elements of biochemistry and/or physiology during your undergraduate degree.

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 PGCert track.

This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students studying at Manchester, this includes the three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester. Intercalating medical students need to have passed all assessments at first attempt (if they are third year) or have no fails in third year if they are fourth year.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

25-30 places

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N
PGDip Y Y N N
PGCert N Y N N

Course overview

  • Understand how biochemical investigations can lead to clinical diagnoses via theoretical and practical learning.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • Develop professional, research and communication skills to work as a clinical scientist or researcher.
  • Option to spend 10 weeks on a laboratory research.
  • Study alongside students from other disciplines within pathology.
  • We offer units from this MSc as standalone courses, continuing professional development (CPD). See  here for further details.

Open days

Come and join us for our Open Evening for Healthcare Professionals, 5.30 to 6.30pm on 31st January, to find out if one of our postgraduate courses could support you in developing your career.

Find out more and book .

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,000
    International students (per annum): £23,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,000
    International students (per annum): £11,500
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £8,000
    International students (per annum): £18,400
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,000
    International students (per annum): £9,200
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,000
    International students (per annum): £4,600

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Alumni bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2019.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2018 or are graduating in 2019;
  • hold a first class honours degree;
  • have home or overseas fee status;
  • are applying for full- or part-time study;
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicine/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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