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Lancaster University

Biomedicine (Study Abroad)

UCAS Code: C705

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

A level Biology and one other science subject from Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics

Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:0

in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in HL Biology and 6 in one further HL science subject from Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics

Only considered for entry to the BSc Hons course variant. Subject to academic progression students can transfer to the MSci Hons course.

UCAS Tariff

144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Subjects allied to medicine

Our MSci Biomedicine (Study Abroad) is for those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease who would like to experience studying abroad as part of their degree.

The MSci is a four-year integrated masters with three years of undergraduate study followed by a year of study at masters level. The additional year of study and higher qualification can enhance your job prospects, or give you the experience to decide whether a research career might be for you.

Our biomedicine courses offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited BSc Biomedical Science by allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests within the field of biomedicine.

You will study biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology - which are at the heart of modern medical and health research. These subjects are taught with a particular emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.

In your first year, you will gain a through grounding in the general areas of biomedicine through the study of 15 wide-ranging compulsory modules, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Infection and Immunity, and Protein Biochemistry.

You will spend your second year at a university in North America, Canada or Australasia. You will study modules which have been approved by Lancaster University to ensure that you are prepared for the modules you will take when you return to Lancaster. Overseas study can broaden your horizon, build your confidence, offer a different perspective on your subject, and can make you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market.

Returning to Lancaster University for your third year, you will study a small number or core modules such as Cancer and Medical Genetics. You will select modules from a wide range of options including: Biology of Ageing, Clinical Immunology, and Tropical Diseases. At the end of your third year you can either choose to graduate with a BSc or, if you achieve the necessary criteria, proceed to the fourth year of the MSci which is masters level study.

During your degree, you will conduct your own laboratory-based projects and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics. You will also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biomedical practice.

The facilities for studying biomedicine at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over 4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credits to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Lancaster University

Department:

Biomedical and Life Science

TEF rating:
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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?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Natural and social science professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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