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University of Salford

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B900

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

Entry requirements


112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Biology. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.

Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.

112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma in a suitable Science subject.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

30 points including 4 in Higher Level Biology

112 UCAS points from Higher Level, to include an appropriate Science Subject.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

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

DMM

Suitable Science subject. Must include at least four good Science modules, such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Chemistry.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

112 UCAS points from Higher Level, to include an appropriate science subject.

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree will develop your understanding of human disease processes, how they are diagnosed, monitored and treated. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the course covers the broad range of biological principles relating to the normal function of the human body, whilst allowing you to gain specialist knowledge in areas from Pathophysiology, Cell Pathology, Haematology, Clinical Immunology and Genetics.**

With strong industry links, optional industry placements and delivered by expert academic staff, our course will provide you with professional knowledge and the practical experience to start your career. If you are interested in how modern research underpins the development of new therapies to improve healthcare, you will benefit from our strong practical focus which allows you to develop your lab skills to become an employable biomedical scientist, or for a career in medical laboratory research in a wide range of industry sectors.

At the end of your second year, you can apply for a placement year; with exclusive offers for Salford students from some employers, and the opportunity for several students to undertake the IBMS registration portfolio, providing you with a head start towards a career as a biomedical scientist. The final year of study offers flexibility in selecting a small project with an additional optional module (including Cancer: Bench to Bedside and Advances in Pathophysiology), or a significant lab research project. In either instance, you will benefit from staff research expertise and a recent £3million laboratory refurbishment within our Biomedical Research Centre.

Features
• Develop an understanding of biomedical changes in diseases, and the influence of genes and genetics on evolution and development
• Modules are complemented with visits to local pathology laboratories and the contribution of external NHS specialists and biomedical scientists
• Discover the fundamental laboratory methods used in controlling infectious diseases threatening human worldwide

This programme is also available as a Degree Apprenticeship. In order to apply for the apprenticeship route, please email us at [email protected] or alternatively, complete our online enquiry form on our website (www.salford.ac.uk/degree-apprenticeships). Please do not apply through UCAS for this mode of study as this is not the correct route to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship programme.

In order to do a Degree Apprenticeship, you must be employed full-time in a relevant role and your employer must be willing to sponsor you. If you are not currently employed, you can find apprenticeship vacancies on the gov.uk portal here - www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Modules

Year one modules may include: Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecules to Microbes, Human Anatomy, Biomedical Skills, Study Skills. Year two modules may include: Human Physiology, Clinical and Molecular Genetics, Haematology and Transfusion, Medical Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, Biomedical Science Practice. Year three modules may include: Medical and Public Health Microbiology, Cell Pathology, Clinical Immunology, Applied Biomedical Science. You will then select either a 20 credit or 40 credit project module. If you select a 20 credit project module, you will select one module from the following list: Biotechnology, Advances in Pathophysiology, Biochemistry of Drugs and Disease, Cancer: Bench to Bedside.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine

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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
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
12%
Health professionals
10%
Therapy professionals

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