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University of West London

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: H160

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Minimum of 45 credits at level 3)

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

This course is designed to enhance your knowledge of biological and medical sciences to enable understanding and to analyse the basis of human disease. It will involve the study and knowledge of the human body, to conduct medical research on a variety of common health conditions. There are various areas to specialise in for example, genetics, microbiology, and Immunology. The course will prepare you with the required skills needed to become a biomedical scientist, such as practical skills for performing the research to make a breakthrough; technical skills for maintaining high tech machines and equipment; communications skills to report on the results of the patient’s samples and analytical skills for reviewing test results; numeracy skills for analysing statistics and data and organisational skills, providing a methodical approach to prioritise workloads based on urgency. At the end of the degree, you will be trained to study medicine or become a consultant biomedical scientist.
On graduation you can pursue a career in a wide range of careers in healthcare, working in the NHS, medical research laboratories and/or teaching in academia, pharmaceutical research or biomedical product marketing. You may decide to pursue a medicine or dentistry degree.

The Uni


Course location:

Main site - West London

Department:

School of Biomedical Sciences

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

93%
UK students
7%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
B

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine

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£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

90%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Caring personal services
2%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

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