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Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

BSc: AAB MBiol: AAA Including biology or chemistry, plus another science or science-related subject. Critical thinking and general studies excluded. We accept the following: • Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, PE and physics. • Science-related subjects: geography, psychology, use of maths and statistics. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement. When an applicant is taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or the Cambridge International Project Qualification (Cambridge IPQ) this can be considered alongside A-levels and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A-levels, this would be ABB at A-level and grade A in the EPQ (BSc applicants) or AAB and grade A in the EPQ (MBiol applicants).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

BSc: D3/D3/M1 including D3 in biology or chemistry plus another science or science-related subject. Global Perspectives excluded. MBiol: D3/D3/D3 including D3 in biology or chemistry plus another science or science-related subject. Global Perspectives excluded. When an applicant is taking Global Perspectives this can be considered alongside Pre-U subjects and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. This would be D3/M1/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (BSc applicants) or D3/D3/M1 and grade D3 in Global Perspectives (MBiol applicants).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

BSc: 34 (with 17 at higher level) including 6 in higher level biology or chemistry and another science or science-related subject at higher level. MBiol: 35 (with 18 at higher level) including 6 in higher level biology or chemistry, and another science or science-related subject at higher level.

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

BSc: H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3 including H2 in biology or chemistry, and another science or science-related subject at higher level. MBiol: H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2 including biology or chemistry, and another science or science-related at higher level.

BSc: Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB, with AA-AB in 2 Advanced Highers including Biology and another science or science-related subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded. MBiol: Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB, with AA in 2 Advanced Highers including Biology and another science or science-related subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded. We accept the following: • Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. • Science-related subjects: geography, PE, psychology, use of maths and statistics. Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.

UCAS Tariff

136

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2022

5.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subject

Medical sciences

Studying biomedical sciences at the University of Leeds will equip you for a wide range of medical and science-related careers. You’ll explore core biomedical subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience, with teaching from expert researchers in world-class facilities.

In this degree you'll gain an integrated knowledge of the human body; how it works in health and disease and of current biomedical science techniques and methodologies.

Our integrated Masters (MBiol) offers you an additional year of specialist training, to study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project.

You will be able to make an impact with this degree as biomedical sciences studies the science of human beings, from the level of molecular activity inside cells to the holistic behaviour of individuals. This informs medical challenges such as dementia, the complexities of managing chronic pain and the impacts of a sedentary lifestyle on health.

This provides a solid foundation for a career in laboratory-based science, whether in the field of research or clinical healthcare or as the foundation for further study in medical fields.

**Course highlights:**
- Designed to give a broad scientific foundation for those interested in Biomedical Sciences.

- Develop your skills through practical training in specialised laboratories, including hands-on anatomy. Experimental Skills module identifies the effects of drugs acting on the cardiac and respiratory systems.

- A wide range of research-led optional modules includes principles of drug discovery, molecular neuroscience, cellular cardiology and neuropharmacology.

- Carry out an independant research project under the supervision of a field-leading academic, further developing the transferable skills that will set you apart in the graduate job market.

- Current global challenges that are relevant to medical sciences include dementia, complexities of managing chronic pain, sedentary lifestyle impacts on health.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Faculty of Biological 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.

81%
high
Medical 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.

Medical sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

59%
Library resources
58%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
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?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

Anatomy, physiology & pathology

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
97%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Health associate professionals
12%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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