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De Montfort University

Medical Science

UCAS Code: B902

Bachelor of Medical Sciences (with Honours) - BMedSc (H)

Entry requirements


120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A levels including at least one of the following subjects at grade C or above; Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry

Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science.

120 points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry at grade B.

UCAS Tariff

120

Must be from a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent including at least one of the following subjects at grade C or above or equivalent; Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Taking you from 'bench to bedside', the Medical Science BMedSci (Hons) degaree is a research-led course, designed to equip you with a thorough knowledge of research, evidence-based medicine, and clinical skills.

**Reasons to study Medical Science at DMU:**

**100% of our Medical Science graduates from summer 2016 are in work or further study after graduating**
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2015-16 report [above the sector average of 94.3%]

**Experienced academics**
Be taught by a combination of our research-active academic staff and clinical experts

**Relevant teaching**
The latest cutting-edge advances in medicine and science are integrated into the course

**Work placement options**
Work in an industry-setting through the optional sandwich placement year

**A £12 million faculty investment**
has helped to develop dedicated scientific laboratories, with industry-standard equipment and apparatus

**#DMUglobal international experience initiative**
Taking part could broaden your cultural horizons and help develop global skills

**DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)**
Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]

The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers **“consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.It is of the highest quality found in the UK.”** [Office for Students, 2017]

Modules

YEAR ONE: Personal & Professional Skills; Basic Anatomy & Physiology; Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Chemistry for the Biosciences.

YEAR TWO: Molecular Genetics & Genomics; Organ Systems Physiology; Inflammation and Immunobiology; Research & Diagnostic Techniques; Clinical Perspectives 1; Optional sandwich work placement year.

YEAR THREE: Research Project; Studies in Clinical Biochemistry; Nutrition Through the Lifespan; Endocrinology; Clinical Perspectives 2; Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Assessment methods

This is a practical degree and provides instruction in laboratory sciences and human clinical skills such as cardiorespiratory physiology and body morphometry. Teaching methods include: lectures; tutorials; seminars and laboratory sessions. Your precise timetable will depend on your modules, however, lectures, seminars, tutorials and face-to-face contact time will normally make up approximately 17 hours of study per week. You will be expected to do approximately 20 hours of self-directed study in addition to this for the completion of assignments and for research projects.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Health professionals
17%
Therapy professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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