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Biomedical Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Overall: BBC We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required subjects: Chemistry or Biology grade B and a second science or Mathematics. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:24

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 21 at Distinction and 24 at Merit. Required subjects: This must include 15 credits in Chemistry or Biology and 15 credits in a second science or Mathematics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English and Mathematics grade C (4) (or equivalent). Applicants must have achieved these GCSE grades at the time of making their application.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Overall: 31 Required subjects: HL5/SL6 in Chemistry or Biology and a second science or Mathematics. GCSE or Equivalent: English, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths Studies, SL4. Applicants must have achieved these grades at the time of making their application.

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

DMM

Overall: DMM in Applied Science (please contact us if you are taking a different BTEC).

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Overall: BBC Required subjects: Chemistry or Biology grade B and a second science or Mathematics. GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5: English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C Applicants must have achieved the Scottish national grades at the time of making their application.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

Overall: BBBBB Required subjects: Chemistry or Biology and a second science or Mathematics. GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5: English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C Applicants must have achieved the Scottish national grades at the time of making their application.

Overall: Pass overall with BBC from the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. Required subjects: Chemistry or Biology grade B and a second science or Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

112-136

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Why choose this course**
- Select modules tailored to your interests, including advanced technologies in gene expression, neuroscience, pharmacology and toxicology.

- Access our £10 million Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory to use equipment used by the NHS and research labs across the world.

- Gain industry experience through our Professional Training placements and work with one of our partners who offer roles exclusively to students aspiring to become biomedical scientists.

- Complete an integrated masters, which incorporates an additional research-focused year of study, to prepare you for a technical research career in industry or academia.

- Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to work as a biomedical scientist in the NHS once you’ve graduated.

**What you will study**
In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to biomedical science, including bacteriology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, human physiology, microbiology and physiology, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree.

During your second year, you’ll explore analytical biochemistry, pathology and virology. You’ll also have the option to study pharmacology, to gain an understanding of the effect drugs have on the various systems in our bodies, or microbial communities, learning about antimicrobial resistance and biofilms.

In your third year, you’ll select two modules, exploring topics such as advanced pharmacology, circadian rhythms, immunology, microbial sciences and toxicology. You’ll study these alongside compulsory modules investigating cancer pathogenesis and treatment, the epidemiology of infectious diseases, our immune system and immunohaematological diseases, and pathogen interactions. You’ll also get the opportunity to work alongside a supervisor to conduct your own scientific research project, performing experiments, and critically evaluating data and literature.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Extra funding

Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK:
To apply for a Student Visa, students must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University they wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable students to apply for their visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to not risk its status as a Student sponsor.

Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will issued in accordance with the Visa Sponsorship and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

The Uni


Course location:

Stag Hill

Department:

FHMS - School of Biosciences and Medicine

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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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
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

78%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
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?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
9%
Health professionals
5%
Health associate professionals

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