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Oxford Brookes University

Medical Science

UCAS Code: B190

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

Entry requirements


One science subject is required. Examples of science subjects that will be considered include: Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, 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: Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, 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

6.0 years | Part-time | 2021

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Medical sciences

On this course you will study the function of the human body in health and disease, look at diseases from molecular, cellular and systems points of view. As such, the degree provides a great foundation for graduate-entry medical or dental school.

On this course you will develop the practical skills and scientific knowledge future employers need. We’ll prepare you for further training or employment in a range of healthcare science professions or medical research.

You will gain a sound understanding of medical aspects of the human body in health and disease as the course builds on core biomedical science subjects. Primarily taught by our teaching staff, some aspects are taught by health professionals from the local hospitals.

You will have the opportunity to work with our academics in research groups and explore such subjects such as:
-genetic damage induced by radiation
-the mechanisms of nicotine addiction
-how the heart and lungs function in health and disease.

You can apply for exciting work placements, with our strong links with local hospitals and bioscience organisations.

Modules

Year 1 modules include biology of cells, chemistry of cells, human structure and function, and skills for life scientists. These lay the foundation for the advanced modules in Years 2 and 3. Throughout the course, the emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of causes and treatment of disease. You will become aware of the many ways in which scientific knowledge is applied in medicine and other health-related disciplines. You will be able to choose modules to suit your particular interests in the molecular life sciences or physiological sciences. A particular feature of this degree is the option to select a modular pathway that emphasises the physiological principles underpinning medical science at a systems level.

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


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Medical 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
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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

74%
Therapy professionals
4%
Natural and social science professionals
4%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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