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Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)
Bachelor of  Biomedical Science (Hons)

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English, 4/C in Mathematics and 4/C in Science.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Students who complete an IBMS portfolio during the placement year, which is successfully verified, receive the award of Applied Biomedical Science. With a career in biomedical science, you could help improve the lives of millions of people suffering from a wide range of diseases. You’ll study the causes, diagnosis and treatments of major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, blood disorders, respiratory diseases, biochemical and endocrine disorders, and infectious diseases.

Once you’ve developed a fundamental understanding of biology and chemistry, you’ll move on to specialised areas such as pathophysiology, molecular biology, haematology, clinical microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, histopathology and transfusion science. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to study abroad or take a year-long work placement in industry. This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.    

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Human Physiology with Pharmacology, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Practical and Transferable Skills, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Core Biochemistry, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Cell and Microbiology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Chemistry for Biologists, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Molecular Structure and Reactivity, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Bioscience Research Methods, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Microbiology of Disease, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Cytology and Histopathology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Blood Sciences, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Principles of Immunology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Genes and Genomes, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Cell and Molecular Biology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Bioscience Work Experience, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Clinical Microbiology, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Applied and Integrated Biomedical Science, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Year Abroad: Bioscience, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Sandwich Placement; Bioscience, 0 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

On graduation, you will be eligible for employment as a biomedical scientist in the National Health Service and Public Health Service laboratories. In addition, job opportunities exist in the Blood Transfusion Service Laboratories; pharmaceutical and healthcare industries; forensic laboratories; sales and marketing in the healthcare field; education and research. 80% or our students have gone on to work or study after graduation (Unistats, 2013).

Typical job titles of recent graduates:

  • Trainee Biomedical Scientist,,
  • Clinical Trials Associate,
  • Drug Safety Coordinator,
  • Medical Representative,
  • Lab Scientist,
  • Microbiologist,
  • Research Assistant,
  • Tissue Culture Technologist,
  • Donor Transplant Assistant.

Typical employers of recent graduates:

  • Pfizer,
  • Denfleet Pharma Ltd,
  • Health Protection Agency,
  • GlaxoSmithKline,
  • AstraZeneca,
  • NHS Trusts
  • Lark Technology.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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