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Biomedical Science
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

  • ID:US440076
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£75,900.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • ​IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 in each component 
  • PTE 56 with no less than 51 in each skill

Course Information

This unique course allows you to work towards one of four possible degree titles:

Biomedical Science

Studying Biomedical Science will develop your knowledge of scientific investigation into human health and disease, through learning how the human body functions and what happens when disease affects it. You'll develop a thorough understanding of biomedicine and acquire specialist knowledge in medical microbiology, immunology, cellular pathology, haematology and clinical biochemistry. 

Applied Biomedical Science

The course content is the same as Biomedical Science, but you'll undertake a 40-week placement in an NHS lab between your second and final year. Placements are subject to availability and an interview with the placement provider is required. The placement allows completion of your IBMS registration portfolio and you'll be eligible to register as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC upon graduation.

Biomedical Science (sandwich)

The course content is the same as Biomedical Science, but you'll have the opportunity to undertake a placement year in industry between your second and final year of your degree. Placements are subject to availability and an interview with the placement provider is required.

Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)

Depending on the availability of suitable placements, and subject to interview, you may be able to switch from a degree in Biomedical Science to Healthcare Science, specialising in one of the following areas: Blood Sciences, Cellular Sciences, Genetic Sciences, and Infection Sciences. The course content is the same as Biomedical Science with increasing focus on your specialist area in year three, but includes a series of integrated clinical placements in an approved clinical training laboratory. The placements allow completion of your IBMS registration portfolio and you'll be eligible to register as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC upon graduation. For further information about Healthcare Sciences (Life Sciences) see our Help and Advice article.

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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Fundamental Principles in Biomedicine (20 credits)
  • Human Physiology (20 credits)
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences (20 credits)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (20 credits)
  • Microbes and Host Defences (20 credits)
  • Clinical and Professional Practice (20 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (20 credits)
  • Molecular and Cellular Analysis (20 credits)
  • Infection and Immunity (20 credits)
  • Blood Science (20 credits)
  • Biosciences Literature Review (20 credits)
  • Research and Analytical Skills for Biosciences (20 credits)

Placement year (optional):

  • 48-week industrial placement

Final year (national level 6):

Core modules

  • Bioscience Research Investigation (40 credits)

Optional modules (choose four):

  • Cellular Pathology (20 credits)
  • Clinical Biochemistry (20 credits)
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science (20 credits)
  • Human Genetics and Genomics (20 credits)
  • Clinical Immunology (20 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (20 credits)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

Potential employers include the NHS, medical research institutions, clinical laboratories, drug companies and molecular biology companies.

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science

You will have completed a compulsory 40-week placement in NHS pathology departments, which are obvious sources of potential employment.

Your experience and skills will also give you an edge in applying for any jobs where a strong science background is an advantage.

  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science

Blood Science / Cellular Science / Infection Science / Genetic Science

If you switch to this degree you will be well-prepared to apply for roles as a healthcare scientist within the NHS. Our course provides significant amounts of work-based learning, with compulsory unpaid placements amounting to 10 weeks in Year 1, 15 weeks in Year 2 and 25 weeks in Year 3.

NHS salaries for staff working in healthcare science range from around £21,000 to around £80,000 per year. At an entry level, the work involves obtaining diagnostic data from patients and working as part of a multidisciplinary team that also includes doctors, nurses and radiographers.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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