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Oxford Brookes University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B900

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


One science subject is required. Examples of science subjects that will be considered include: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, PE, Physics and Psychology.

12 x Level 3 credits in a science subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths - Grade 4 GCSE English - Grade 4 GCSE Science - Grade 4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

A science subject at Higher level is required. Maths Standard Level - Grade 4 English Standard Level - Grade 4

Examples of subjects that will be considered include: Applied Science, Forensic Science, Health and Social Care and Sports.

UCAS Tariff

104

One science subject is required. Examples of science subjects that will be considered include: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, PE, Physics and Psychology.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

6.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

The BSc (Honours) degree in Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. The degree studies how the human body works and you’ll discover how our growing knowledge is helping scientists and clinicians to understand, detect, manage, and treat diseases.

The knowledge you’ll acquire during the degree will prepare you for a broad range of scientific careers. The degree is well suited to supporting career progression within the NHS, such as a Biomedical Scientist. The course also is a strong starting point for careers in clinical, research or medical areas, and for entering scientific roles in various industries. The academics are expert researchers in varying subjects linked to bio-medicine,like molecular drug delivery systems.

Our strong links with employers such as the Oxford hospitals and bioscience companies enhances your learning and prepares you for employment after graduation. If you choose to study with a sandwich year, you will be supported seeking a placement in a bioscience company, research laboratory or in an IBMS-accredited hospital training lab.

Modules

Year 1 modules include biology of cells, human physiology, chemistry of cells and skills for life scientists. This lays the foundation for Year 2 and your final year which further develop your studies in these areas. The emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of causes and treatment of disease, so that you become aware of the many ways in which our understanding is applied in medicine and other health-related disciplines. You will have the option of applying for a year-long work placement in a local hospital or research laboratory, which will enable you to put theory into practice while gaining valuable laboratory experience.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

Biological and Medical Sciences

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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


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Medical sciences

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.

£22,118
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
19%
Therapy professionals
2%
Caring personal services

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