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Biomedical Science

Explores the human health and disease by focusing on the mechanisms of disease, diagnostic pathways and therapeutic intervention.

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Key Facts



(BSc (Hons)) Biomedical Science


Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

5 years :

1 year pathway + 4 year degree - with placement


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

This diverse biomedical science degree focuses on many areas of medical and biosciences. This degree course is taught by experienced academics in areas including cell biology, cancer biology, microbiology and haematology. Modules will include practical-based modules, real-life clinical case studies and a research project.

You’ll have the chance to gain insight on the frontline from NHS guest lecturers and work experience opportunities at a range of companies and organisations. The student placements range from large multinational firms, government agencies and the NHS to smaller companies engaged in research, analytical services and manufacturing.

This degree programme prepares you for roles in the public and private healthcare sectors. This might include the NHS, the National Blood Service, the Health Protection Agency, Medical Research Council and Health and Safety Executive, forensic laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry. Previous students have gone on to work for Eon, Dyson, ADEY, PS Analytical and E-liquids, GSK, and NHS hospitals.

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  • Course texts and other study resources are available from the Drill Hall Library. You may wish to purchase your own copies. You also receive an allowance for printing costs, which you can top up if required.

Why Study this Degree

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, a leading professional body in the field.

On this degree you'll focus on real-life clinical case studies to enhance your understanding

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Greenwich

Greenwich campus sits on a World Heritage Site and is home to a modern university that builds excellent professional prospects.

First established in 1890 as Woolwich Polytechnic, the University of Greenwich today is a modern institution with strong links to business and an emphasis on helping students meet the demands of a fast-changing workplace.

Located at the heart of London, with the picturesque buildings of London Stock Exchange only a few kilometres away. Students will be living and studying in one of the great financial centres of the business world and within proximity to some renowned global businesses.

Students will be able to enjoy all the finer things a vibrant multicultural city such as London can offer including a wide variety of social activities.