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Medical Science

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 | 2022

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, this research-led course is ideal for careers in the medical and healthcare professions or laboratory science. It integrates scientific research and clinical skills to develop your understanding of the human body in health and disease.

You will be taught by experienced, research-active academics and clinical experts who will present the latest advances in medicine and science, and study a range of topics, including Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Inflammation and Immunobiology, Cancer Therapeutics and Nutrition Through the Lifespan. As the course progresses, you will be introduced to more advanced medical topics, and start to relate the understanding of normal healthy physiology with pathological processes.

You can choose to enhance your employability through an optional sandwich year work placement, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and develop practical and professional skills that you can apply to your learning.

Many of our graduates have pursued careers in scientific research, teaching and medical writing, and upon completion you can also choose to progress to graduate entry medicine and dentistry courses.

Key features

• This course is professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, enabling you to graduate with the skills and qualifications sought by employers.

• Experienced academics and clinical experts will support you to build the skills required for careers in medical or scientific research, teaching, medical writing and industry. Our graduates have gone on to postgraduate study at DMU, as well as graduate entry medicine and dentistry courses.

• Using scientific and clinical approaches, this course provides you with an understanding of the human body in health and disease. Areas of specialism include immunology, physiology, nutrition, pathology and endocrinology.

• Gain industry experience through an optional placement year, with past students securing roles at B. Braun Medical Limited, Merck, Sharp and Dohme.

• Add an international edge to your CV through our DMU Global initiative*, which has seen Medical Science students consider preventative healthcare in Berlin, raise awareness of type 2 diabetes in Kentucky and perform a parasitological and public health research study in New York.

• Register as an associate member of the Royal Society of Biology after graduating.

• You will study a range of modules including biochemistry and cellbiology, clinical perspectives, inflammation and immunobiology, cancer therapeutics and nutrition through the lifespan. As the course progresses, you will be introduced to more advanced medical topics, and start to relate the understanding of normal healthy physiology with pathological processes.

**DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.**

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
£14,750
per year
International
£14,750
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

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

68%
low
Biomedical sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biomedical sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
61%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

56%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
36%
Health professionals
5%
Therapy professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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