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Biomedical Sciences

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3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Study human health and the causes, prevention and treatment of diseases and graduate ready to help tackle global health challenges.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be a part of the next generation of biomedical research scientists.

You’ll learn to apply biological sciences to explore human health and the causes, prevention and treatment of diseases such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. You'll study a broad range of topics including genetics, genomics, human physiology, cancer, pathology, infection and immunity, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and pharmacology.

Benefit from multi-departmental teaching
Developed in collaboration with our Department for Health and Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, you'll benefit from specialist knowledge of human biology and pharmacology, providing you a more in-depth understanding of biomedical sciences.

In the first two years, you will study a set of core units across all three departments, with the opportunity to choose optional units in the second and final year.

If you want a more in-depth study experience, you could consider applying for our MBiomed (Hons) Biomedical Sciences course.

Undertake a dedicated research project
In your final year, you’ll carry out your own research project, giving you first-hand experience as a researcher and the opportunity to contribute to the leading research of our academics.

We have world-leading research centres, covering evolution, regenerative medicine, networks and collective behaviour and mathematical biology.

Gain hands-on experience in specialist labs
You’ll spend time learning practical scientific techniques in our well-equipped teaching labs. You’ll also have access to a computer lab for bioinformatics and in the final year, the opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art research labs and with some of the broad range of biological materials used in our research.

Take a look around the Department on our 360 virtual tour.

Prepare for your future career
We're ranked Top 10 for graduate prospects for biological sciences in the Complete University Guide 2021 and have excellent connections with industry.

You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to be part of the next generation of scientists, helping make you highly sought after by employers. You'll also be well equipped to apply the skills you've gained in a range of other careers such as business, management or marketing or even go on to further study, such as a master’s or PhD.

Examples of recent employers include GSK, AstraZeneca, and UCB. Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.

Learn more on our Biosciences Virtual Experience
You can find out more about studying a biosciences degree at Bath by visiting our Biosciences Virtual Experience page to hear from staff and students in the department.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Biology and Biochemistry

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Biomedical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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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
98%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Health professionals
7%
Natural and social science professionals
1%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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