MSc Clinical Biochemistry / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- 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:
- biomedical sciences
- 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.
- Number of places/applicants
- 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.
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- Study the pathophysiology of diseases of the major organ systems within the body and how laboratory analysis can help to elucidate the cause and advise on patient management.
- Understand the regulation of endocrinology systems and investigation of disorders.
- Study specialist topics including paediatric biochemistry, drug monitoring and nutritional analysis.
- Learn to apply theoretical knowledge to case based discussions.
- Develop professional, research and communication skills.
- Option of a 10 week research project.
- Units available as standalone courses and CPD.
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 2024 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2023 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £12,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £31,000
UK students (per annum): £6,250
International, including EU, students (per annum): £15,500
UK students (per annum): £10,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £24,800
UK students (per annum): £5,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): 12400
UK students (per annum): £2,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): 6200
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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