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Medical Biosciences

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Must include: A in Biology or Human Biology A in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Physics If you are offering an A grade in Mathematics or Further Mathematics, the third A grade must be in a non-Mathematics subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Must include: D3 in Biology D3 in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics D3 in another subject (if your second choice is Mathematics or Further Mathematics, your third choice must be a non-Mathematics subject)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Must include: 6 in Biology at higher level 6 in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics at higher level

UCAS Tariff

144

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Healthcare science

**As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Imperial College School of Medicine (AICSM).**

Address the critical challenges facing human health in this research-intensive, laboratory-focused course. This interdisciplinary course allows you to explore the science underpinning human health and its related fields. You'll also explore the principles and practice of biomedical science, and how they are applied in research, policy and industry.

This exciting new course will open up the potential for you to become one of tomorrow’s leading scientists, by allowing you to develop pure scientific rigour and skills, as well as the analytical ability, professional outlook and interpersonal intelligence required to succeed in a changing world.

It is taught in our Faculty of Medicine, one of the world’s most respected – Imperial currently ranks fourth in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.

Our teaching taps into the cutting-edge research programme being conducted by internationally recognised experts within the Faculty. This gives you access to the very latest developments in the subject field.

Mobile technology is also central to the course, so you will be provided with a tablet computer to allow you to engage with a blended syllabus of online and in-class learning.

The first two years cover topics in fundamental human biology and the molecular basis of human disease.

You also complete an extensive laboratory programme in our bespoke Lab Pod, which is designed to integrate theory and practice. This enables you to work on real life research questions in a learning environment that mirrors an authentic research laboratory.

In your third year you can choose from a range of specialist modules, each of which examines a global health problem, and you will also complete a final-year project. This can be an intensive research project, a placement, or a dissertation on a biomedical science-related topic. Placement possibilities may include industry, hospitals, publishing houses, museums, charities and government agencies.

We also offer this degree with Management, which includes a fourth year in Imperial College Business School that's designed to complement your scientific and clinical skills with business acumen.

You are normally able to transfer between our two Medical Biosciences courses up to the Easter of your third year. **There is no benefit in applying to more than one Medical Biosciences course so you should only apply for one course.** If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

The Uni


Course location:

Imperial College London

Department:

Institute of Clinical Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Medical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

33%
UK students
67%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

100%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

£48k

£48k

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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