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Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,B

AAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in Biology and Chemistry A level Alternative offer AAB AAB in three A levels including grade A in Biology and Chemistry plus one of the following: Grade A in an EPQ Grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics (except if you are studying an A level in that subject) If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

Access to Higher Education Diploma 36 credits at Distinction A pass in the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Science and Engineering), with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 30 credits achieved at Distinction from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) units, of which at least 9 credits must be from Biology units and 9 credits must be from Chemistry units (excluding Biochemistry).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D2,D3,M1

Cambridge Pre-U Offer: D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including grade D3 in Biology and Chemistry. Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including grade D3 in Biology and Chemistry plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Biology and 6 in Chemistry. We cannot accept Standard Level Chemistry for this course. If you are not studying Biology at Higher Level and you are taking it at Standard Level we may be able to consider you. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus 7 in Standard Level Biology.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF). We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science. It is important that you are covering enough of our essential and preferred optional units to make sure that you have sufficient Biology and Chemistry preparation for our course. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application. You must also have achieved a grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics. If you are taking ‘Unit 7: Mathematical Calculations for Science’ as part of your BTEC (QCF) qualification, then we can consider you with a grade C or 4 in GCSE Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF). We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science. It is important that you are covering enough of our essential and preferred optional units to make sure that you have sufficient Biology and Chemistry preparation for our course. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application. You must also have achieved a grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

AA in two Advanced Highers including Biology and Chemistry. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAAAB in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

144-159

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

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.

Develop advanced research skills
The Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBiomed) provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to research and advanced practical techniques. You’ll study master's-level units and carry out a major research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.

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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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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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)

A
A
A

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.

£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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