This MSc programme is designed to equip students with a mixture of skills which integrate the basic and applied life sciences, general research methodology and transferrable skills. This particular skill-mix is essential for the unique responsibilities of the senior medical and/or research scientist and provides a foundation for lifelong learning in this area. These skills will enhance employability in a variety of laboratory settings, including hospital pathology laboratories, advanced research facilities and other diagnostic environments. Throughout the programme particular emphasis will be placed on the importance of the pathology laboratory in the diagnostic process. This programme is accredited by both the Academy of Medical Laboratory Science (AMLS) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). It part-fulfills the criteria for employment as a senior medical scientist (see https://www.acslm.ie/membership/qualifications for further information).