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Biomedical Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

A-levels must include two sciences, preferably biology and chemistry. If you do not have biology or chemistry at A-level, you must have the subject at AS-level with a minimum grade C.

Applications will be considered individually.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) Applications will be considered individually.

May enable you to start the course in year 2.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Must include three subjects at Higher Level, two to be Biology and another science at grade 4.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

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

DMM-MMM

Applied Science or similar subject

UCAS Tariff

120-104

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Our accredited Biomedical Science BSc(Hons) explores human health and the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Students learn with professional biomedical scientists and leading researchers and develop the knowledge and confidence required to begin a rewarding career.

Brighton researchers are working on the development of novel biomedical products and pioneering new approaches to regenerative medicine, and the treatment of cancer, asthma, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

You’ll put your learning into practice through project work, hospital visits and case studies. Visits from clinical and biomedical scientists and placement opportunities help prepare you for work and give you a feel for what it’s really like to be a biomedical scientist.

Our Biomedical Science MSci course offers an extra year of study at masters level.

This course offers a guaranteed interview scheme with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) for students wishing to pursue a degree in medicine. See the careers section of the course page for more information about entry and eligibility criteria.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

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
£13,842
per year
International
£13,842
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:

Brighton

Department:

School of Applied Sciences

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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.

65%
low
Biomedical 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.

Biomedical sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
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

65%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

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
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
13%
Health professionals
8%
Therapy professionals

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