The Manchester Metropolitan University

Haematology and Transfusion Science

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Rank: 57 (UKEAS)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

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Mastering the science of blood exploring its characteristics and disorders, and understanding how it's transfused impacts far beyond the laboratory.We've designed our MSc Haematology and Transfusion Science course to enable you to develop an advanced theoretical understanding and the practical techniques you'll need to apply those theories in a research or clinical context. Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. This means our expertise is recognised as meeting the high standards of proficiency for biomedical scientists. You'll start by developing a well-rounded understanding of biomedical topics, learning about analytical techniques and human disorders. You'll then look at a range of specialist units offering an in-depth look at everything from blood cells and diseases of the blood, to blood groups, transfusion methods and immunological aspects of blood. From there, you'll be ready to tackle the issues that fascinate you, with an independent masters research project.Whether you study full-time for a year or part-time for up to three, our haematology and transfusion science masters can open doors for your future. From furthering your career in a hospital laboratory or working in a research facility, continuing your studies or moving into teaching or management, be ready for a career full of impact.Features and Benefits - Excellent standards Reflecting the quality of our teaching and our curriculum, the course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.- Recognised expertise Our Centre for Bioscience represents one of the highest concentrations of health research excellence in the UK, with a reputation for research into the characteristics, limitations and adaptability of the human motor system.- Practical connections We work in partnership with hospitals across the region, offering the chance to organise research projects in clinically relevant areas.- Leading research 85% of our research impact is rated ‘world-leading' or ‘internationally excellent' (most recent REF, 2014).- Cutting-edge facilities We have an extensive range of equipment in our specialist laboratories for blood biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control, exercise performance, cell and molecular biology, and tissue culture.- Professional links We have strong links with the Institute of Biomedical Science and NHS trusts and hospitals in Manchester and the North West, ensuring our biomedical science curriculum is up-to-date.


Entry requirements

You'll need a UK honours degree at least a 2:2 or the international equivalent, in biological or biomedical science including the study of Haematology and Transfusion Science. We might also consider your application if you a have an equivalent professional qualification or substantial relevant professional experience, or if you have an HNC Medical Laboratory Science plus at least 10 years' experience. If you are a fellow of The Institute of Biomedical Science, you'll be eligible for exemption from some of the units on the course. International students please see Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

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IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any category)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The Manchester Metropolitan University.

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International students

With such a large student body, there are plenty of different nationalities represented within the university’s classes. For international students there is help and advice that begins before they arrive I the UK and continues while they are there. This includes specific information by the country for applicants, assistance with immigration and visas paperwork and even help finding accommodation. There is also lots of general help to integrate with the new community and find those with similar interests and culture to themselves. Finally, there is help with English should this not be a first language for students. The Union MMU is at the heart of activities outside the classroom for the university’s students. It has a building on both the campuses and is available to offer advice and guidance for its members as well as organising the various sports and interest clubs and societies. There are student forums held five times a year for students to voice their opinions on matters that affect them and student groups that have their own representatives as well. Student run media include a radio station, website and print media. The union building in Manchester covers some four floors and includes a bar and nightclub, shops and banking facilities, a student activities centre and advice centre as well as space for those working to run the union.

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