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Healthcare, Sport and Wellness Medical Sciences

MSc in Biomedical Science

Awarded by
Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Course Code
Application Code
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Start Date
24 Sep 2024 (Tue)
2 years
Course Fee
1st Instalment: HK$80,000 (Year 1) Payable upon registration

2nd Instalment: HK$44,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of 2nd year

3rd Instalment: HK$36,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of Research Project (subject to review)
Deadline on 13 Jul 2024 (Sat)
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How to Apply


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.

Programme Details

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 2245-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 recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.


Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • 1st Instalment: HK$80,000 (Year 1) Payable upon registration

    2nd Instalment: HK$44,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of 2nd year

    3rd Instalment: HK$36,000 (Year 2) Payable upon start of Research Project (subject to review)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should fulfill the following requirements: 

1. 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. 


2. English requirement: 
have a minimum International English Language Testing System score of 6.0 with all four elements having a score of at least 5.5. Prior undergraduate education in the instructional medium of English will be recognised as an equivalent.


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. Winnie Choi

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. 

Partner Details

Edinburgh Napier University in an ambitious and innovative university with strong links to industry. They work closely with industry contacts and partners to develop and deliver their courses, many of which are accredited or recognised by leading industry bodies. It’s no surprise, then, that more than 95% of graduates are in work or further education within six months of graduating.

Academics excel in their fields. Their research improves lives in Scotland and across the globe. They teach and inspire you, as well as connect you to industry and help you build international networks you will value for the rest of your life.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to providing the best possible teaching for its students. They were awarded five stars for teaching in the 2019 QS Stars international university rankings. In 2020, the National Student Survey saw nine of the University’s subjects achieve 100% student satisfaction, and ranked Edinburgh Napier the top university in Edinburgh for student satisfaction. What’s more, Edinburgh Napier is the top modern university in Scotland (Good University Guide 2021).

One of Scotland’s largest universities, Edinburgh Napier has more than 20,000 students from over 150 countries studying in Edinburgh, online and at partners across the globe.

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