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Sheffield Hallam University

Biomedical Sciences

UCAS Code: B940

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma from a relevant QAA-recognised Access to HE course which has mainly biology and chemistry related modules, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at distinction level

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C Maths at grade C Science at grade C GCSE English, mathematics and science equivalent • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

UCAS Tariff

120

From three A levels (including grade C in Biology) or equivalent BTEC national qualifications in Applied Science to include suitable biology modules. The study of Chemistry is useful, but not essential. We do not accept General Studies. We will consider a combination of qualification types. BBB at A Level including A level Biology. BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science DDM (please list units on your application). BTEC Diploma in Applied Science D*D with relevant biology modules (please list units on your application) alongside other level 3 study. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ. GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade C Maths at grade C Science at grade C • Access - an Access to HE Diploma from a relevant QAA-recognised Access to HE course which has mainly biology and chemistry related modules, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at distinction level.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Course summary**
- Gain the skills and knowledge required to become a biomedical scientist.

- Apply the latest biological science to fields such as medical diagnosis of disease and illness.

- Research the causes and treatment of disease.

- Choose to transfer onto the MSci qualification.

- Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding available for European placements.

Gain a broad-based education in biomedical sciences, its application and an insight into the impact of biomedical science within the clinical setting and scientific industry.
Optional transfer to the MSci qualification is aimed at students wanting to pursue a career in research and is suitable for students who achieve good results during years one and two of the BSc route.

**How You Learn**:
You experience a vibrant, challenging and supportive range of learning activities as you progress through the course. The overall aim of the programme is to give you sound preparation for a career in biomedical science.

You learn through

- lectures and seminars

- workshops

- laboratory classes

- mini-projects

- work placements

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Bioanalytical Methods - 20
Cellular Biology And Biochemistry With Microbiology - 20
Humans: Genes, Anatomy And Physiology - 20
Introduction To Biomedical Science - 20
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs - 20
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skills - 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Bioanalytical Methods - 20
Cellular Biology And Biochemistry With Microbiology - 20
Human Physiology And Anatomy - 20
Introduction To Biomedical Science - 20
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs - 20
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skill - 20
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Biomedical Investigations - 20
Genes To Proteins, Biochemistry In Action - 20
Immunology And Microbiology - 20
Pathological Basis Of Disease - 20
Professional And Scientific Practice 2 - 40
Final year
Compulsory modules
Biomedical Investigation - 20
Immunology And Microbiology - 20
Molecular Biology And Biochemistry - 20
Pathological Basis Of Disease - 20
Professional And Scientific Practice 2 - 40

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams
Practicals

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:
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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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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
99%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
16%
Therapy professionals
9%
Health professionals

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