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Biomedical sciences courses

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Studying biomedical sciences at university

Example course modules

  • Cell biology
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Genetics and development
  • Principles of human disease
  • Infection and immunity
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Immunity, parasites and control of parasitic infections

Who studies this subject

  • Female : 63%
    Male : 37%
  • Mature : 16%
    School leaver : 84%
  • Full-time : 92%
    Part-time : 8%

What you need to get on a course

Subjects you need

A-levels (or equivalent) usually required

  • Biology or another science / maths

Useful to have

  • Computing
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Further maths
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Environmental science
  • geography
  • Mathematics
  • ICT
  • Geology

Application checklist

Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.

  • January application
  • October application
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio
  • Interview
  • Entry test
  • Work experience
  • Audition

Personal statement advice

Your personal statement is a core part of your university application, and getting it just right takes time. Before you start work on yours, take a look at our five quick tips on writing a personal statement. We'll help you past that writer's block!