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The Higher Specialist Diploma is designed to complement academic knowledge at a postgraduate and is intended to test candidates' competence to practise professionally at a high level within their chosen biomedical science discipline.
A minimum of 5 years whole-time equivalent post-registration (or post qualification for non-UK candidates) experience is recommended before attempting the Higher Specialist Diploma.
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The Higher Specialist Diploma is available in the following disciplines:
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An equivalence route is available to individuals for whom the Higher Specialist Diploma is not applicable to their workplace. Please refer to the Diploma of Higher Specialist Practice (Fellowship by Thesis)