This Professional Doctorate is designed for advanced practitioners in biomedical science laboratories who already hold an MSc (or equivalent) in Biomedical Science and have extensive experience (five years plus) in a biomedical science laboratory. The course combines analytical appraisal of your continuing practice with a major research project (at a similar level to a PhD project), which may be undertaken in the workplace laboratory, or with one of the active biomedical science research groups in our Research Institute in Healthcare Science. You will be able to attend for one full day per week, in order to minimise your time away from work.
Find out more about how you will study Biomedical Science & Physiology
Typical modules may include:
· Project & Portfolio Development and Proposal
· Advanced Research Methods
· Seminars in Biomedical Science
· Interim Report
· Professional Practice Portfolio
· Doctorate of Biomedical Science Research Project
This course will equip you with the research skills necessary to complement your clinical laboratory responsibilities and may further the opportunities for you to achieve promotion in your current laboratory or open up opportunities for you to move into an exciting new career in research
Entry requirements: MSc in Biomedical Science (or equivalent) + a normal minimum 5 years experience as a registered Biomedical Scientist
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.