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Biomedical Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 UCAS tariff points to include A Level Biology or Chemistry at grade B Please note we accept Extended project points but not General Studies.

As UCAS tariff - must be in a Science subject and include a minimum of 12 credits of Biology or Chemistry at Distinction.

120 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Chemistry or Biology at grade 6, one other subject at grade 6 and a third subject at grade 5. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

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

DDD

BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant Science subject to include 6 of the following units passed at Merit: Physiology of Human Body Systems Human Regulation and Reproduction Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways Genetics and Genetic Engineering Diseases and Infections Applications of Inorganic Chemistry Applications of Organic Chemistry Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques Industrial Chemical Reactions Practical Chemical Analysis Biomedical Science

As UCAS tariff to include Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry at grade B. Applicants should also have a broad range of Ordinary subjects at Grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.

UCAS Tariff

120

120 UCAS tariff points to include A Level Biology or Chemistry at grade B, plus GCSE English, Maths and two Sciences at grade C or 4.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biological sciences

Biomedical Science is the in-depth study of human biology in both normal and disease states.

This course provides you with detailed understanding of the causes of human disease, how these produce symptoms and the effects of disease on the structure and function of human cells, tissues, and the whole organism. Students learn both current techniques used in the study of human diseases in the NHS, and innovative technologies under development for experimental treatments.

The University of Bradford is in the top 50 universities for research in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with world class researchers undertaking the research-informed teaching.

Recent investment in the Digital Health Zone allows students to access the latest techniques in digital anatomy and pathology, including carrying out digital dissection using technology only available in six UK Universities.

Bradford was the first University in the UK - and one of the first in the world - to introduce an undergraduate degree course in Biomedical Science. The School of Medical Sciences here at Bradford has continued to pioneer high-quality new developments in Biomedical Science education and it is recognised both nationally and internationally for the excellence of its course and graduates. The School staff are heavily involved in research, with staff recognised for their invaluable contributions at both national and international levels. This knowledge and research experience contributes significantly to the quality of both the course and the overall student experience.

**Professional Accreditation**

One of the many advantages of the course is its accreditation by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Modules

Year 1: Cell and Tissue Biology (core), Developing Professional Skills 1 (core), Human Genetics and Developmental Biology (core), Human Physiology 1 & 2 (core), Introductory Biochemistry (core), Introductory Microbiology (core) Year 2: Clinical and Analytical Biochemistry (core), Developing Professional Skills 2 (core), Immunology, Haematology and Transfusion Science (core), Medical Microbiology (core), Molecular Genetics (core), Pathology (core) Year 3: Biology of Disease (core), Medical Genetics (core), Research Project (option), Research Topics 2 (option), Research Topics in Cancer Biology I (option), Research Topics in Haematology I (option), Research Topics in Medical Biochemistry I (option), Research Topics in Medical Cell Biology I (option), Research Topics in Medical Microbiology I (option), University Elective (option)

Assessment methods

The teaching and assessment strategy takes into consideration the learning outcomes for the programme, progression through stages of study, the nature of topic studied and the need for you to demonstrate greater autonomy in your learning as you progress through the programme. Coursework assignments will give you the opportunity to gain experience in report writing and data handling and interpretation. As you progress you will have the opportunity to demonstrate increasing skills of analysis, synthesis and criticism through a wide variety of assessment strategies, including written and oral examinations, report writing, case studies, group work, essays, including a dissertation, oral presentations and the project report. The project report provides a major opportunity to demonstrate autonomy in data handling and critical interpretation in a research context.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£20,118
per year
International
£20,118
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Chemistry and Biosciences

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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.

63%
low
Biological 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.

Biosciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

56%
Staff make the subject interesting
62%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
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

72%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
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
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

Others in biological sciences

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Natural and social science professionals

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Biosciences

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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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