Biomedical sciences forms an important component of medical science, informing, supporting and improving human healthcare and medicine. It is a broad based degree providing students with a graduate level understanding of how to effectively analyse and interpret results to support the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and prevention of disease.
You will gain an understanding of the theories, concepts and principles relevant to a range of different disciplines within biomedical sciences as well as the wider application of these to address societal needs. You will develop the skills to evaluate relevant scientific literature to understand how evidence-based decisions may be made in biomedical sciences and ultimately to conduct and interpret your own biomedical science research.
Year three provides the option to seek that all-important chance to experience some essential and fascinating insights for your future career by completing a 30-week placement. Biomedical science is a rapidly growing area of study and graduates are highly sought after by a diverse range of organisations, not only medical, but those involved in other scientific and related technical research and development.
Your degree will be centred around developing the skills you need to work in professional practice, as well as equipping you with a variety of transferable skills that will give you a range of career options, such as working "behind the scenes" in a medical environment, for example in a path lab in a hospital.
Alternatively you may want to progress your particular area of interest, either by making an original contribution to knowledge in your field by undertaking Doctoral study (PhD), or by working in a research organisation as a research scientist.
Our staff have a wealth of research, educational and professional practice experience and are therefore well-placed to ensure you are ready for the world of work once you graduate.