Biomed Online (short course)

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Why study this course?

Study at your own pace with this flexible approach to distance learning designed for people who wish to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD), top-up qualifications or postgraduate degrees in biomedical science.

More about this course

All of our modules are delivered via our virtual learning environment. All study is undertaken online and all assessments are submitted online with no requirement for any attendance at the University, with the exception that our research project module can be taken in our laboratories if there is a requirement to do so.


Each module will contain a level of assessment equivalent to the academic credits available. Assessment types include posters, online tests, essays, personal learning logs, information leaflets and end of module assignments.

Professional accreditation

We offer Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited modules in all of the key subject areas.

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Entry requirements

You will be required to have an IBMS supplementary education request or have a minimum of a Second-class lower undergraduate degree in a related science. Applicants should also have appropriate qualifications or experience of biomedical scientist practice.

Please note that all students will be asked to provide a passport and or Visa/right to remain details (if applicable) before enrolling on the course.

Who's this course for?

This short course is designed for healthcare professionals in a variety of disciplines including trainee biomedical scientists or medical laboratory technicians who want to reinforce their degree-level learning prior to undertaking training to become registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Course structure

Modules currently available include:

Once you are registered on a module you are required to pay for the module in full, with no refunds, as you have access to all the learning materials of the short course. You can be actively working on a maximum of two modules at any one time.

After the course

Completion of each module results in the award of 10, 20 or 60 M-level (Masters) academic credits. Successful completion of sufficient credits can be used to build towards higher-level qualifications including PG Cert (60 credits), PG Diploma (120 credits) and MSc (180 credits), PG Diploma plus research.

How to pay

To be able to access your module(s) you'll need to have paid all of your fees for modules that you have entered on your module registration form. These modules are not eligible for the Postgraduate Loan.

Whether you are a student paying for their own tuition fees or a sponsor there are several ways to pay:


  • Credit/Debit card, Cash, Bank Transfer or Cheque payments can also be paid direct over the phone to our cashiers department:

Cashiers Office
Finance Department, Admin Block
Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, 
N7 8DB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7133 2062 / 2603
Fax: +44 (0)20 7133 2193

Additional fees

The Research Project module costs £2490. The administration required for the Research Project module results in this module costing more than the others.

How to apply

New students will first need to complete a Biomed Online Application Form and return it to along with a passport size photo.

Continuing students will need to re-enrol for the following academic year.

New students and continuing students will need to complete a Biomed Online module registration form (MRF) indicating the modules they wish to take (no more than two modules at any one time). This should then be emailed to for approval, indicating weather you are self-funding or have been sponsored by your workplace.

When to apply

As a new student, you can submit an application at any point in the year but modules are no longer available for registration after March within any academic year. If you apply after March but before August, we will accept your application and arrange for your registration form to be proccessed in August.

Your modules will then become available during the first week of October. You will not be able to complete enrolment and/or payment until your registration form has been proccessed.


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