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Biomedical Science

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science required, if not demonstrated by the Level 3 qualification.

UCAS Tariff

80-128

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (including Biology and at least one other science from Chemistry (preferred), Medical Science, Physics or Maths) WJEC Medical Science Applied Diploma and Applied Certificate BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DDM (Biology and Chemistry modules required) International Baccalaureate Diploma: Including Biology and Chemistry (Preferred) at Higher Level Access: Only Science or Bioscience diplomas provide the necessary pre-requisite knowledge Welsh Baccalaureate Extended Project Qualification Key Skills and General Studies not accepted. International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. We also welcome applications from mature applicants. *For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical engineering

Biomedical Science underpins the scientific investigation of human health and disease. This course will give you an understanding of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science in the research, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. There is a growing need for graduates experienced in the advanced diagnostic and molecular techniques that are revolutionising disease diagnosis and treatment in the NHS, Armed Forces, Industry, Academia and Research.

This course has been specifically designed in collaboration with local NHS clinical laboratories and has been accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Scientific and clinical staff from hospitals in North Wales will be involved in many aspects of teaching and many members of staff are prior practitioners.

Biomedical Science is concerned with the integration of a wide range of subjects that underpin the scientific investigation of human health and disease. This course is designed to give you an understanding of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science in the research, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. You’ll be encouraged and supported to assimilate knowledge from core biological sciences to develop skills in the more specialised biomedical disciplines of clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology and medical microbiology.

‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) B112.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Medical Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

48%
UK students
52%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
C

After graduation


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Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
66%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Engineering professionals
14%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Information technology technicians

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