Education for the higher educated

Biomedical Science (Molecular Pathology), MSc

Middlesex University

  • Description
  • Overview

The Biomedical Science (Molecular Pathology) Masters at Middlesex in London is a broad-based, practical course with a strong research element that covers the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease.


The course was designed for graduates from biomedical science laboratories and professionals working in medical research in universities, hospitals and research agencies, who wish to enhance and develop their career prospects in this exciting and rapidly changing field.


This course comprises a hands-on experience of the latest molecular techniques and technologies in our state of-the-art biomedical teaching and research laboratories.


Please apply directly to Middlesex University Code B131

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.


English language requirements

You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL (paper based) 575 or TOEFL (internet based) 90 with specified minimum scores for each component.


Programme includes area of


  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Advanced Molecular Pathology
  • Genetics of Diseases
  • Gene Expression in Diseases
  • Research Methods and Analytical Techniques
  • Ethics and Law
  • Dissertation (MSc only)


This programme is based at our flagship Hendon campus.


Student should attend all scheduled classes and prescribed activities. Where attendance fails to meet the minimum required to meet the learning outcomes of the module (80% of the time) you may be excluded from the assessment and be graded X in the module.


Examinations, assignments, oral presentations, practical assessment and experimental reports.


Advanced Molecular Pathology (60 Credits) - Compulsory
This module aims to introduce principles and methods of human genetic analysis with special reference to the contribution of genes to our burden of disease. It also explains the role of celluar and genetic changes and molecular mechanism of diseases such as, cellular adaptations and neoplasia. The module also covers the process involved in regulation of gene expression and the current laboratory methods available for investigation. Topics of human disease genes, medical genetics and genetic testing will be covered.
Molecular and Cellular Biology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
The module aims to provide an introduction to the study of cells including the structures processes, and communication within and between cells. The module will focus on nucleic acids and protein synthesis. It also concentrates on the patterns of inheritance of disease in humans. In addition it will provide instruction, skills development and hands-on experience in the application of current molecular techniques.
Research Methods and Ethics for Biomedical Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory
The module aims to provide a firm foundation in risk assessment, experimental design, analysis and analytical techniquies. It prepares students for laboratory work and research projects by covering areas of laboratory safety and common techniquies. The learning will be supported by ethical issues relating to biomedical science research by exploring the use of human tissues, manipulation of genetic material, genetic testing and cloning.
Research Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory


Level University
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 12 months
Costs (indication) More than € 4,550
Titles No title
Required language skills English
Country United Kingdom
Completion Diploma