Our professional short courses are delivered by academics and postgraduate researchers within the Department of Applied Sciences. We cater for a range of laboratory science disciplines, in the areas of environmental, forensic and biomedical science. We also offer courses in specialisms such as science communications.
We offer a suite of courses accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) for bioscience graduates who wish to pursue a career as a biomedical scientist. The ‘top-up’ modules cover a range of specialist subjects, eg microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, microbiology, cellular pathology and haematology, and transfusion. They can be taken individually or collectively and allow you to gain the academic and professional competencies in order to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Biomedical Scientist.
Prior to applying you should contact the IBMS for an assessment of your first degree and to determine your ‘top-up’ components.
Course timetables and how to apply
The course timetable provides details of when courses will be running:
See the fees, funding and how to apply page for information on fee bands, funding available and how to apply.
Science Communications courses
Other professional short courses in the area of Applied Sciences include our Science Communications courses that explore how to promote public engagement with science, and a range of modern-day communications methods including print media, video and podcasts and use of social media. Course activities include participation in local and national science and STEM events.
We also offer bespoke training for professionals in Applied Sciences. Talk to us about how we can help you or your organisation develop the skills to meet your specific needs.
Contact us to find out more:
Tel: +44(0)117 32 81158