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Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements


102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two principal subjects.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

An overall score of 28 - 31 points.

Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)

Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.

104 - 120 tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-120

The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Biomedical sciences form an important component of medical science, informing, supporting and improving human healthcare and medicine. It is a broad-based science degree which studies the biological mechanisms of human health and disease.

**Why study BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences at BU?**
- Study strategies of research, new discoveries and principles of new technologies for more effective analysis and precise interpretations of health and disease

- Understand the theories, concepts and principles relevant to different disciplines in biomedical sciences as well as the wider application of these to address societal needs

- Develop skills to evaluate scientific literature to understand how evidence-based decisions are made in biomedical sciences and how to conduct your own biomedical science research

- Complete a 30-week placement in year three to experience some essential and fascinating insights for your future career

- Explore different techniques for developing medicine and how they are used to treat illness in the human body in our new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

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.

We expect most of our graduates will want to progress their particular area of interest, either by making an original contribution to knowledge in their field by further postgraduate study, or by working in a diagnostic, pharmaceutical or research organisation.

Modules

You will study a number of units including Biological Research Skills, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Introduction to Molecular Genetics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Immunology, Advanced Skills for Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biomolecules, Epidemiology and Infection along with a number of optional units.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,500
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Life and Environmental Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biomedical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine

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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

72%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
22%
Therapy professionals
1%
Sports and fitness occupations

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