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St George's, University of London

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B940

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

Entry requirements

A level


Biology and Chemistry plus one other subject. General Studies and Key Skills not accepted. Adjusted criteria: If you attend a non-selective state school or college in England, you may be eligible to receive an adjusted A-Level offer two grades lower than the standard. You must meet all other academic and non-academic entry requirements Resits We will consider applications from applicants that are re-sitting their A levels (including AS levels and modular resits) over 3 years. We will consider your application if you are re-sitting your A levels over 3 years. You will be required to meet the standard A level grades. Any re-sit grades will supersede previous grades.

Access to HE Diploma


Full Award Diploma - Access to HE Diploma (Medical and Medical Biosciences), or the Access to HE Diploma (Biomedical Sciences). 60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded). 27 credits at Distinction and 18 at Merit. Specific units from the Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics Subject Areas may be requested.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


16 points at Higher Level, with a minimum score of 6 in either Biology or Chemistry and 5 in the other. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English, if at least a B grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O level Maths and English.

Scottish Advanced Higher


Must include Chemistry and Biology.

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About this course

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Full-time | 2021


Biomedical sciences

Biomedical science is the scientific study of human biology, health and disease. This BSc degree is designed to give you a grounding in the subject to prepare you for a career in medicine or research, including specialist areas such as cancer research, disease research, drug development and forensics. We have excellent links with industry and employers, which gives you a head-start in finding a job when you graduate.

This degree covers fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, genetics, and investigations of the disease process including diagnosis and treatment. The first two years include comprehensive training in anatomy, and you will have the opportunity to observe whole-body dissection.

In year 3, the flexible curriculum will give you the opportunity to focus on an area of interest to help prepare for your career in healthcare or medicine. The current options are: Anatomy, Behavioural Medicine, Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics, Clinical Bioscience, Global Health, Immunity & Infection, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Physiology & Psychiatry. Your specialisation will be reflected in your degree title when you graduate unless opt for the general degree title.

You will also have the opportunity to apply to undertake professional training between years 2 and 3. This can be at one of a variety of institutions from within the NHS or industry, in the UK or overseas. This will increase your employability by giving you professional experience and improving your skills in the environment of a relevant industry.

Depending on your grades, at the end of your degree you may have the opportunity to transfer onto either our Biomedical Science MSci or our Medicine (MBBS) course.

**Course highlights**

- Learn anatomy in the dissection room, through demonstrator-led sessions (prosection)

- Specialist Image Resource Facility (IRF) which is led in collaboration with Nikon as a hub for advanced microscopy

- Optional integrated professional training year within private industry, research institutions, government bodies or the NHS

- Opportunity to progress onto the Biomedical Science MSci or to transfer into our Medicine MBBS (Graduate Entry) course

- Good graduate prospects and extensive career path options, including medicine, cancer research, disease research, drug development and forensics

- Careers advice embedded into our teaching

**About St George’s, University of London**

As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 


You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website:

Assessment methods

Progress is judged by a mixture of in-course assessment and written exams. Each year’s marks contribute towards the final degree. A variety of examination types are used during the course, including:

- short and long answer questions

- single best answer questions

- calculation and data analysis problems

- essay questions

- objective structured practical examinations where you demonstrate knowledge of structure and function in the dissecting room.

Oral examinations where you answer questions from a panel of examiners.

You can find detailed information about assessment methods for this course on our website:

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