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Biomedical Science (including foundation year)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Why study this course?**

Our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will prepare you for study at undergraduate level, while providing you with scientific knowledge of biomedical science and disease processes.

This four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0) is ideal if you can’t meet the entry requirements or don’t hold the traditional qualification needed to enter the three-year undergraduate degree. On graduation you’ll receive the same title and qualifications as those who study the standard biomedical science course.

**More about this course**

On our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons), we'll help build your knowledge and understanding of the molecules, structures, systems and processes that underpin normal cell, tissue and body functioning. You'll be able to critically evaluate and develop ideas on issues, methodologies and processes within the biomedical science field.

During your degree you’ll be supported by experienced tutors and a number of other services at the University to help you settle in, progress academically and prepare for your future career. You’ll learn in an environment that is designed to foster confidence and motivation that will help you to succeed in your studies and beyond.

The foundation year is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge base in key disciplines, such as biology and chemistry, which is required throughout the biomedical science degree course. You will share this year with students from other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to learn alongside students with different academic interests and perspectives on the topics you study.

On completion of the foundation year, you’ll join students from the three-year biomedical science degree and study the same content. To learn more about the subsequent three years of your study visit the Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) course page.

If, at the end of your foundation year, you find yourself wanting to specialise in a different area of human sciences, there will be flexibility to do so.

Modules

Module details below are subject to change. Please see the university website course page for full module details.
Foundation year (Year 0) modules include:
Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits);
Biology (core 30 credits);
Chemistry (core, 30 credits);
Biochemistry (core, 15 credits);
Foundation Year Project (Biosciences) (core, 15 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Professional Studies (core, 15 credits);
Anatomy and Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits);
Anatomy and Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits);
General Chemistry (core, 15 credits);
Cell Biology (core, 15 credits);
Biochemistry (core, 15 credits);
Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits);
General Microbiology (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Tissue Science 1 (core, 15 credits);
Tissue Science 2 (core, 15 credits);
Infection Science 1 (core, 15 credits);
Infection Science 2 (core, 15 credits);
Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits);
Methods of Bioanalytical Analysis (core, 15 credits);
Blood Science (core, 15 credits);
Ethics for Science (core, 15 credits);
Parasitology (option, 15 credits);
Infection control (option, 15 credits);
Work placement (for Life Sciences) (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Project (core, 30 credits);
Clinical Biochemistry (core, 30 credits);
Advanced Tissue Science (core, 15 credits);
Systems Pathology (core, 15 credits);
Advanced Infection Science (core, 15 credits);
Advanced Blood Science (core, 15 credits);
Virology (option, 15 credits);
Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits);
Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits);
Genomics (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£15,576
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,576
per year
International
£15,576
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£15,576
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human 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
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
D

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
95%
low
Employed or in further education
67%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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