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University of Worcester

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B900

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96-104

Must include A Level Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry, or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Subjects allied to medicine

**Overview**

Our Biomedical Science degree is at the forefront of understanding, diagnosing and treating human disease through laboratory and scientific investigations. Qualified Biomedical Scientists are highly sought after in pathology centres, forensic science laboratories, research institutions and in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

You will gain the scientific and practical knowledge and skills to diagnose disease, evaluate disease progression and the effectiveness of medical interventions. Investigating potential treatments, researching drug and equipment development, testing emergency blood transfusions and screening for diseases are just a few examples of the application of Biomedical Science.

The Biomedical Science team has an excellent research portfolio, which includes working in NHS diagnostic pathology laboratories. Our teaching staff place a strong emphasis on biomedical diagnostics, therefore research opportunities will be available throughout the course.

**Key features**

- Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

- Strong emphasis on practical and laboratory work.

- Professional links give you the chance to put theory into practice through projects linked to the NHS and wider bioscience industry.

- Brand new laboratories and specialist equipment - an inspiring environment for you to gain practical skills and to develop your biomedical research ideas.

- Taught by internationally recognised scientists.

**Learn more about the course at our Open Days**

Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. Explore the campus, meet our lecturers and talk to current students.

Find out more and book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days

**Why the University of Worcester?**

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

**Recent Worcester achievements**

- University of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards and UK Social Mobility Awards

- 1st for Quality Education - 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

- Outstanding Support for Students - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards

- Top 10 for Student Satisfaction - 2019 National Student Survey

- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

- Sustainability Institution of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Green Gown Awards

**Guaranteed accommodation**

If you’re applying to be a first year undergraduate student and accept a conditional or unconditional offer as your first choice by 1 May and apply for accommodation before 31 May, you are guaranteed a place in our University-managed accommodation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Worcester

Department:

School of Science and the Environment

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

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