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University of Huddersfield

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: S345

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

including a grade B in a relevant Science subject. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

to include modules in relevant Science subjects.

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include modules in a relevant Science subject.

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

DMM

in Applied Science. Alternatively, a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is acceptable but must be accompanied by another Science A Level at grade C or above.

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B in a relevant Science subject at A Level.

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 | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

On our Biomedical Science BSc(Hons) degree course, you’ll practise the skills relevant to working in a clinical laboratory. The course will explore key subject areas such as blood science, anatomy, physiology and pathology, preparing you for a range of careers in healthcare including diagnostics and clinical research. By delivering a curriculum that is relevant to the needs of society, this degree will also provide opportunities for employment in other areas such as teaching, government agencies, pharmaceutical and biotech-industries.

* In the early stages of the degree, you’ll study alongside our other biological science students, building up your knowledge in the core subject areas of medical pharmacology, microbiology and biochemistry.

* In final year you'll explore some of the latest developments in biomedical science, guided by expert staff with doctoral-level expertise in a range of subjects.

* You'll study the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of numerous chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the science of drug addiction and mental disorders such as epilepsy.

* You'll have the chance to use your creativity and technical skills, working as part of a team to solve problems in biology.

* In your third year, you have the option to step out of the classroom and into the real world on an optional work experience year working in a research lab or industrial placement. This is when you’ll really be able to see your knowledge in action, pick up valuable skills for your future career and boost your employability to help you hit the ground running after graduation.

The tutors are really supportive in various aspects of university life, from help with my studies in the first year, to placement and personal support in my third and subsequent years. ~ Covadonga Fernandez-Valdes, Medical Genetics BSc(Hons)

Additional costs:
Optional purchase of academic textbooks. For example, the book series Fundamentals of Biomedical Science (Oxford University Press). Books are between £26 and £43 each. Copies are available in the University library.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Research Skills
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Biochemistry 1
Physiology 1: Structure and Function
Medical Pharmacology
The World of Microbes

Year 2
Core modules:
Research Skills 2
Haematology and Transfusion Science
Molecular Biology
Physiology 2: Control and Integration
Infectious Diseases and Therapeutics

Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include-
Epidemiology and Public Health
Cell Biology

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Research Project
Medical Genetics
Immunology and Infection
Mechanisms and Pathology of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases
Practical Skills in Clinical Pathology and Biochemistry

Assessment methods

Assessment will include project work, teamwork, assignment and examinations. The final year research project contributes to your degree classification.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£16,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details - http://hud.ac/di8

More details - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Biological Sciences (SBIOLSCI)

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Medical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Medical 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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
35%
Health professionals
12%
Therapy professionals

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