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Applied Transfusion and Transplantation Science MSc



What will I learn?

Study the only postgraduate masters degree in transfusion and transplantation in England, created in collaboration with NHSBT. Training at UWE and NHSBT's facility in Filton, the largest blood centre in Europe, you will learn from leading experts in practice.

Why study MSc Applied Transfusion and Transplantation Science?

Transfusion and transplantation services save lives. They provide vital blood, stem cell and organ donations for patients with serious illnesses, alongside specialist testing for hospital patients. Due to a national shortage in these services, transfusion and transplant specialists are in high demand. This MSc in Applied Transfusion and Transplantation Science aims to tackle this shortage.

Why UWE Bristol?

We are the only university in England to offer this master's degree in conjunction with NHS Blood and Transplant. The course addresses a knowledge and skills gap, fulfilling an urgent need to offer postgraduate study with experiential learning in support of developing laboratory advanced specialists. This master's is endorsed by the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), a society of global transfusion medicine professionals, committed to enhancing transfusion practice. One of only two higher education courses in the world to receive this endorsement, the ISBT have praised our course on its well-structured design.

The content is not limited to scientific staff in post, but would suit recent graduates seeking advanced knowledge in transfusion and transplantation, and those progressing in research and development.

Advance your career

If you are a current health care employee in the NHS or outside the UK, this course may help support the development of your career in a scientific, research or management role. The course is also suitable for biomedical and other healthcare and life science graduates.

You will be able to choose from a range of study options including applying for stand-alone modules as CPD short courses. Flexible delivery of the course can adapt from full-time to part-time with short, blended teaching blocks, complementing a busy work schedule. We hope to welcome you to our inclusive degree, accessible from your workplace and adaptable to your needs.

For more information about this course, see its listing on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Which department am I in?

Applied Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,500.00 (US$ 17,839) per year
Module Fee (15 Credit): £1208

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023


Frenchay Campus

Coldharbour Lane,


South Gloucestershire,

BS16 1QY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students will be considered for entry onto a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7 out of 4 in a four year Bachelor’s degree. Students need to hold a overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

About Bristol

UWE is based in the heart of Bristol, an exciting student city ranked the number 1 place to live in the UK, and a centre of industry and employment.

  • GBP 300m investment across its campuses in the last six year
  • 36th in the 2022 Guardian league table
  • 90.2 per cent of graduates in work 15 months after graduation
  • Bristol ranked best place to live in UK (Sunday times 2017)

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