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University of Surrey

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B906

Master of Science - MSci

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

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

Access to HE Diploma

D:27,M:18

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 27 at Distinction and 18 at Merit. Required subjects: This must include 15 credits in Chemistry or Biology and 15 credits in a second science or Mathematics.

Extended Project

A

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

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

32

Overall: 32 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)

DDM

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Overall: BBB 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.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Overall: ABBBB 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 BBB 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 and a second science or Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Why choose this course**
Our biosciences courses are ranked 8th in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Surrey’s School of Biosciences and Medicine achieved 90 per cent overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019. The University of Surrey has a longstanding reputation for inspiring teaching and pioneering research in the field of biomedical sciences.

As a BSc (Hons) or MSci (Hons) Biomedical Science student at Surrey, you’ll be able to pursue the areas of scientific study that interest you most, plus have access to our recently opened £10m Innovation for Health Learning Laboratories.

**What you will study**
Our fully-accredited BSc (Hons) or MSci (Hons) Biomedical Science course has been developed to allow you the option of pursuing a career as a registered biomedical scientist in the healthcare sector, as it satisfies the requirements of the Institute of Biomedical Science. This is in addition to the many other career options open to students graduating from this course.

In your first year, you’ll develop a broad range of skills that give you an excellent foundation on which you can build across the rest of your course. The modular structure of the BSc (Hons) or MSci (Hons) Biomedical Science programmes allows you to pursue the subjects essential to your qualification while also giving you the flexibility to study other topics that interest you.

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 Tier 4 (General) visa to study in the UK:
To apply for a Tier 4 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 Tier 4 sponsor.

Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will issued in accordance with the Tier 4 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

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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
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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