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Biomedical Science

Entry requirements


104 to 120 UCAS points at A2 including Chemistry or Biology at grade C. General Studies, Critical Thinking, and Citizenship and Communitu Studies not accepted

104 to 120 UCAS Points including 15 credits at Level 3 in Chemistry or Biology Modules at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 to 112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Biology or Chemistry at grade 5.

104 to 112 UCAS points, including Chemistry or Biology at grade H3.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM-DDM

IApplied Science BTEC Modules - awarded 2016 onwards - must have 4 of the following; Physiology of Human Body Systems, Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Diseases and Infections, Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques, Biomedical Science. Awarded prior to 2016 - must have 2 of the following: Fundamentals of Science , Physiology of Human Body Systems, Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques, Microbiological Techniques, Chemistry for Biology Technicians, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Practical Chemical Analysis, Biomedical Science Techniques, Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Diseases and Infections

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

DMM-DDM

Applied Science BTEC Modules - awarded 2016 onwards - must have 4 of the following; Physiology of Human Body Systems, Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Diseases and Infections, Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques, Biomedical Science. Awarded prior to 2016 - must have 2 of the following: Fundamentals of Science , Physiology of Human Body Systems, Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques, Microbiological Techniques, Chemistry for Biology Technicians, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Practical Chemical Analysis, Biomedical Science Techniques, Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Diseases and Infections

104 to 112 UCAS points, including Chemistry or Biology at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

Our typical offer is 104 to 120 UCAS Points.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Course Overview**

- Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which is essential for employment in hospital pathology laboratories, our Biomedical Science degree involves the study of health and disease and how the human body functions during normal and diseased states.

- On this course you will develop an in-depth understanding of the human body in health and disease, both through extensive hands-on laboratory work and by linked academic theory.

- Year 1 provides a sound theoretical and practical framework covering biochemistry, microbiology, physiology and pharmacology and key laboratory skills. Year 2 is where analytical and critical skills are developed and areas such as human physiology, metabolism, molecular biology and enhanced practical and research skills are studied in detail.

- The final year of the course includes a range of specialist modules (taught by specialist staff) and a research project, allowing you to integrate your acquired theory and skills.

**Why study with us**

- As of 2021, this course has been fully accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) for 20 years.

- Industry-standard facilities including on-site scientific laboratories.

- Taught by internationally-recognised research-active scientists and biomedical scientists.

Modules

Compulsory Modules

Year 1: Fundamentals of Biosciences, Essential Skills in Biosciences, Biosciences in Practice

Year 2: Biosciences Practical Skills, Biology of Diseases, Molecules to Cells, Tissues to Organisms

Year 3: Research Project, Blood Science for Biomedical Sciences, Infection Sciences for Biomedical Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Pathology

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical 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.

69%
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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

75%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
6%
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
99%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
18%
Health professionals
5%
Therapy professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Medical sciences

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

£22k

£22k

£38k

£38k

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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