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St George's, University of London

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B942

Master of Science - MSci

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Biology and Chemistry plus one other subject. General Studies and Key Skills not accepted. Adjusted criteria: If your predicted/actual grades are between BBB and BBC, your application will be considered in relation to the average A level point score per student at your school/college. Resits We will consider applications from applicants that are re-sitting their A levels (including AS levels and modular resits) over 3 years. However, you will be required to achieve higher grades. Re-sit applications will be assessed on an individual basis, as offers may be dependent on achieved Biology and Chemistry grades. Any re-sit grades will supersede any previous grades you have achieved. Applicants must be aware that any offer made on the basis of their re-sits will make their previous A levels null and void and there can be no mixing and matching of grades from different academic cycles.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Predicted grades of D3, M2, M2. Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Full award diploma (including Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay modules). Must include Chemistry and Biology (at HL) with at least 6 in one and at least 5 in the other. Must include Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English Language at grade 5 at SL if a grade B has not been previously attained at GCSE/IGCSE/O level.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

To include Chemistry and Biology.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Course summary**
Biomedical science is the scientific study of human biology, health and disease. This continuous, integrated four-year course is aimed at students interested in science and research. It will prepare you for a career in medicine or research, or to specialise in areas such as cancer research, disease research, drug development and forensics.

Our curriculum offers flexibility to better prepare you for a career in healthcare or medicine. You will gain experience and skills that are transferable to employment or further study and will equip you to apply for PhD courses or research posts in industry. The generalist research skills you gain will be helpful for many non-science careers.

In the first three years, you will follow the curriculum of the Biomedical Science BSc, with extra modules to develop your research skills. 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, or you can opt for the general degree title.

In the final year, you will complete an extended research project, which will help you to develop the more advanced practical and research skills required for a research career.

**Course highlights**

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

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

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

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

- 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. 

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#study

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 may be 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#study

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£18,500
per year
International
£18,500
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


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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£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.

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

£33k

£33k

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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