Biomedical Science

This course gives you a broad understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease. It covers the key aspects and principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and physiology and their application to the causes and management of disease.

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Key Facts

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Degree

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Year Degree

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Start Dates

September

Degree Overview

Biomedical science, although well established as a scientific discipline, is also a rapidly advancing subject constantly striving towards improving human health and creating a need for highly skilled biomedical scientists.

As well as developing an understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease, you will gain more specific knowledge of disease processes from the study of clinical laboratory specialities, such as cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, immunology, genetics and medical microbiology.

You’ll be equipped with the skills necessary to plan and perform a research project for publication and be aware of the need for good laboratory practice, health and safety and legal and ethical considerations.

The applied nature of this course encourages the development of skills that make you more employable including problem solving, research, team working, communication and IT. As well as specialist analytical and numerical skills, you will be able to collect biological data and communicate scientific information.

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Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

How you’ll be taught during your degree

You will learn through a variety of different methods, including lectures, tutorials, field studies and laboratory classes.

More than two-thirds of our permanent academic staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, reflecting their dedication and formal training in teaching undergraduate students. Together with our accreditation by The Royal Society of Biology – which is your assurance of the quality and relevance of our course to the needs of employers – this is your assurance of the up-to-date knowledge of our teaching staff and guarantee of a supportive learning environment.

Degree Assessments

A variety of assessment methods are used, including examination, assignments and practical assessments.  These are balanced across the Programme to provide a challenging assessment experience, which allows you to do your best.

Why Study this Degree

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We have a 95% satisfaction rate for our Biomedical Science course (National Student Survey, 2023).

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