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Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

•A-Level grades of BBB, which include Biology & Chemistry are usually our standard requirement for entry onto our 2-year BSc programme.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

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120

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biomedical sciences

The University of Buckingham is:
- Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).

- We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.

- Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.

- Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.

- As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.

- We also launched the UK’s first private Medical School, which recently secured General Medical Council (GMC) accreditation. The GMC commended us for our ‘excellent professional, academic and pastoral support that extends throughout the University and clinical learning environments’.

Biomedical science focuses on how cells, organs and metabolic systems function in the human body. Through this understanding of health and disease processes, new treatments and therapies can be created or developed, which makes it a very dynamic and exciting field of study.

The BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences is a unique 2 year programme taught on the Crewe campus (subject to contract) awarding graduates of this course a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences degree.

This course is part of the Medipathways® suite of courses, specifically designed for students interested in progressing on to medical or dental school as well as other healthcare sciences and professions.

Modules

Year 1 (September – June)
•Foundations of Medical Science (L4)
•Doctors, Patients and Health (L4)
•Molecular Cell Biology (L4)
•Brain, Muscle and Coordination (L4)
•Gut, Hormones and Metabolism (L4)
•Circulation and Fluid Balance (L4)
•Matter and Energy in Medicine (L4)

Year 2 (July – September)
•Integrated Pathology and Therapeutics 1 (L5)
•Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (L5)
•Experiments Data and Evidence (L5)
•Cell Signalling and Communication (L5)
•Integrated Pathology and Therapeutics 2 (L6)
•Genes, Disease and Identity (L6)
•Brain, Physiology and Behaviour (L6)
•Independent Project (L6)

Assessment methods

The programme is taught using a range of teaching methodologies such as lectures, small group tutorial sessions, problem-based learning, one-to-one personal tutoring, seminars, practicals and personal assessments.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£27,831
for the whole course
England
£27,831
for the whole course
EU
£41,746
for the whole course
International
£41,746
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£27,831
for the whole course
Republic of Ireland
£41,746
for the whole course
Scotland
£27,831
for the whole course
Wales
£27,831
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Crewe

Department:

Allied Health

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
C

After graduation


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