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Qualifications » Biomedical science courses

IBMS accredited degree courses

The Institute of Biomedical Science accredits honours level degrees in biomedical science and named Masters degree relevant to biomedical science.

The IBMS’s programme of accreditation plays a key role in the education of biomedical scientists and helps to ensure that students are suitably trained upon entering the profession.

Ten reasons for Institute accreditation

Guide to IBMS accredited undergraduate degree programmes in biomedical science

The following undergraduate programmes are accredited by the IBMS for individuals who wish to qualify in biomedical science and become a member of the Institute. They also meet the academic requirements for registration as a biomedical scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Download guide to IBMS accredited undergraduate degrees

You can read about students who have recently completed an IBMS accredited degree here.

Types of undergraduate degrees programmes

Full-time degree with optional placement(s) in an Institute approved NHS laboratory, research or industrial laboratory or delivered in part-time mode.

Integrated degree where work-based learning in an Institute approved laboratory is delivered as part of a full-time or part-time programme to enable completion of the Institute's Registration Portfolio. These may also be approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

You can read more about the enhanced career opportunites offered by an IBMS accredited degree here

Guide to IBMS accredited postgraduate degree programmes in biomedical science

Postgraduate masters programmes are suitable for individuals wishing to become Chartered Scientists.

Download guide to IBMS accredited postgraduate degrees

Non-accredited degrees

All applicants seeking a route to HCPC registration who hold a non-accredited science degree will be required to have their degree assessed by the Institute. It may be necessary for individuals to undertake additional learning to acquire the requisite level of knowledge. The exact requirement will depend on the content of the applicant's honours degree.

Please contact the relevant liaison officer for information on their course including a description of the aims and content and also for the entry requirements.

Enquiries about enrolment should be made via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). T 01242 227788; Website:

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