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Biomedical Science BSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Biology and Chemistry plus one other subject. General Studies not accepted. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Access to HE Diploma

D:27,M:18,P:0

Full award diploma (Medicine and Medical Biosciences OR Biomedical Sciences). Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

15 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 5 in Biology and Chemistry. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 6 (B) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. We accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

To include Chemistry and Biology, and supplemented by 3 Scottish Highers at BBB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B

To include Chemistry and Biology, and supplemented by 2 Scottish Advanced Highers at BBB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

UCAS Tariff

81-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing humankind. Biomedical science has laid the foundation for medical breakthroughs in everything from COVID-19 to cancer, diabetes to heart disease, bone strength to brain development and more.

St George’s Biomedical Science BSc degree provides a fascinating insight into the biology-based science behind health, disease and medical intervention. It covers a diverse range of subjects, from fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and genetics to the investigation of the disease process, including diagnosis and treatment.

In Years 1 and 2 you'll build a solid knowledge and understanding of cellular, molecular and medical sciences. In Year 3, you’ll have the chance to focus your learning in either healthcare or medicine, graduating in one of 10 specialisms. There is also the opportunity to undertake a Professional Training Year within industry, research, government or the NHS. We have strong links with professional bodies, including the British Pharmacological Society (BPS).

The course will prepare you for career options in medicine, research, management or education, as well as specialised laboratory work and areas such as forensic medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical trials coordination or biomedical product marketing. The transferable skills you will gain on this degree will also allow you to consider wider careers options such as law, finance and teaching.

**Course highlights**

- Learn anatomy in a dissection room through demonstrator-led sessions (prosection).

- Develop essential lab techniques in our modern teaching and research laboratories.

- Excellent links with industry and employers, which gives you a head-start in finding a job when you graduate.

- 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.

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

Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

St George’s has enjoyed an outstanding track record of research and innovation in infectious disease ever since the ‘father of vaccinology’ and St George's alumnus, Edward Jenner, created the world’s first vaccine (against smallpox). Recent research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, HIV in low and middle-income countries and COVID-19.

Modules

You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/biomedical-science-bsc#modules

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: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/biomedical-science-bsc#study-and-careers

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,250
per year
International
£19,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

St George's, University Of London

Department:

Biomedical Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

49%
low
Biomedical sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biomedical sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
51%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

59%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
31%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Health professionals
26%
Therapy professionals
9%
Health associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£30k

£30k

£34k

£34k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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