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Biomedical Science (Haematology/Medical Microbiology) Masters (MSc): Professional experience

Get professional experience alongside your studies

We work with a variety of employers such as hospitals, community health care, NHS foundation trusts and pharmaceutical companies, many of which also offer professional experience opportunities for our Biomedical Science (Haematology/Medical Microbiology) MSc students.

Benefits of professional experience

  • Get work experience in a scientific environment – making you more employable
  • Work on a project of benefit to the employer
  • Develop transferable skills and enhance your CV
  • Make professional contacts
  • Receive a work reference at the end of a successful placement

What's on offer

  • Part time, unpaid and either office or laboratory based
  • Flexible to fit in with your studies and the employer's needs
  • An academic supervisor allocated to all placement students
  • Should encompass 200 hours of work during the period October to April alongside studies

Professional experience could include

  • Conducting discrete pieces of research, investigation, and fact finding
  • Supporting laboratory work such as ensuring that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available for all lab materials
  • Assessing, archiving, sorting, transcribing, and filing scientific documents and files
  • Taking minutes in meetings involving scientific content

How to get professional experience

Competition to gain professional experience is fierce and places are not guaranteed. Therefore, we ask that you send in your CV before you enrol so it can be sent out to employers after you start on the Biomedical Science (Haematology/Medical Microbiology) MSc.

You can use our CV template for help:

Please email your CV to Lori Snyder, School Of Life Sciences at

We will review your CV and provide feedback after you have enrolled.

You can also email Lori Snyder for any general information you need about the professional experience scheme in the meantime.

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