MSc in Biomedical Science - HKU SPACE: Medical Sciences courses
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MSc in Biomedical Science

Awarded by
Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
20 Sep 2021 (Mon)
2 years
Course Fee
The course fees are tentative and subject to review.

1st Instalment: HK$72,000 (Year 1) Payable upon registration

2nd Instalment: HK$40,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of 2nd year

3rd Instalment: HK$32,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of Research Project
How to Apply
Deadline on 30 Jun 2021 (Wed)
2975 5697
3104 9137

This programme is for those wishing to progress to more senior positions in medical laboratories. Students are required to complete a research project and six modules, which will be taught in a blended mode with online tutorials, lectures, hands-on practicals and face-to-face tutorials.

This programme provides students with a detailed critical knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of specialist disciplines such as hematology and transfusion science, medical microbiology, molecular biology, toxicology, pathology, immunology, and the integration of these disciplines for use in Biomedical Science. The programme provides graduate with a qualification that would help them in career advancement in medical laboratories.

Career advancement includes promotion to Medical Technologist (MT) or Senior Medical Technologist (SMT) in the public sector; or as Laboratory Director in private medical laboratories.  

One important feature of the programme is the incorporation of substantial laboratory practical components into the “Applied Medical Microbiology” and “Haematology and Transfusion Science” modules.

Each module begins with an induction week conducted by academic staff from Edinburgh Napier University and local lecturers. After the induction week, there are face-to-face lectures/ tutorials and laboratory practicals scheduled throughout the semester. Online learning support and interaction amongst students and tutors are enabled via the Moodle site. Thus, students can communicate actively with both the local teachers and with academic staff of Edinburgh Napier University as well as amongst themselves.

In collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, HKU SPACE is offering the Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Science programme to meet the needs of laboratory professionals.

Students are required to complete 6 taught modules of 20 credits each and a Research Project of 60 credits. In each of the first three Semesters, students will take two taught modules and complete the Research Project in Semester 4.

Taught Modules

  1. Haematology and Transfusion Science
  2. Biomedical Applications of Molecular Biology
  3. Scientific Skills
  4. Applied Medical Microbiology
  5. Toxicology and Pathology
  6. Immunotechnology

Research Module

Each student is assigned a project title and supervisor who will provide guidance for the student during the project.

Mode of Delivery

The programme is delivered in a part-time mode with face-to-face lectures and tutorials with online learning and student support via the Moodle site.


For the taught modules, a variety of assessment methods will be used, including essays, written examinations, seminar presentations, critical analysis of research papers, laboratory practical reports and poster presentations. The Research Project Module is assessed by submission of the research proposal and project thesis.


The MSc in Biomedical Science degree is awarded by Edinburgh Napier University. To be eligible for the award a student has to complete and pass all modules including the Research Project.

Application Code 1945-HS025A -

Days / Time
  • Tuesday, starting 6:30 pm for 2-3 hours
  • Friday, starting 6:30 pm for 2-3 hours
  • Saturday, (occasionally) starting 9:30 am for 6-8 hours
  • The normal minimum time to complete the programme is two calendar years and three months. The maximum period of registration is four years.
  • Teaching will normally be held at the HKU SPACE Learning Centres, Queen Mary Hospital Complex and HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Building.
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Applicants should have either

  • an Honours Degree in a biological science discipline, e.g. BSc (Hons) in Life Sciences (Applied Medical Sciences), Biological Science or equivalent; or
  • an Ordinary Degree in a biological science discipline, e.g. BSc in Life Sciences (Applied Medical Sciences), Biological Science or equivalent, plus at least two years of post-qualification relevant work experience. Consideration will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • The course fees are tentative and subject to review.

    1st Instalment: HK$72,000 (Year 1) Payable upon registration

    2nd Instalment: HK$40,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of 2nd year

    3rd Instalment: HK$32,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of Research Project

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Applicants should submit:

  • duly completed application form;
  • a copy of HKID card;
  • certified true copies of relevant certificates and transcripts;
  • employment reference/proof letters; and
  • application fee in form of a crossed cheque made payable to "HKU SPACE".

and send to:

College of Life Sciences and Technology
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education,
13/F, Fortress Tower,
250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Attention: Ms. Bonnie Ng

Or to any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres

Please note that Course Start Date is tentative and subject to change.


Payment Method

Course fee can be paid by  crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to "HKU SPACE". Please specify the programme title(s) for application, student's name, and student card no. (if applicable).

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard.

Holders of the Bank of East Asia's HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment for courses with a tuition fee of HK$2,000 to $40,000. The cardholder must also be the course applicant himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any of the enrolment centres. 


Located in Scotland's cosmopolitan and beautiful capital city, Edinburgh Napier University is home to forward thinking people inspired by the world around them. The University aims to create and support personalized learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today's and tomorrow's world.

With more than 6,300 overseas students from outside the European Union, Edinburgh Napier is a truly international University with students from 110 countries. Edinburgh Napier is proud to be the largest UK provider of Higher Education in Hong Kong, with over 3,000 students a year studying a range of courses. In 2014 the University celebrated 20 years in Hong Kong.

 Edinburgh Napier, as one of Scotland’s top universities for graduate employability with 95.4% (HESA 2013), has a reputation for equipping graduates for success in an increasingly competitive labour market.

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