BSc Biomedical Sciences
The aim of the BSc Biomedical Sciences programme is to provide students with an understanding of the main subject areas in biosciences and medically related research. The pathways include biochemistry, genetics, human health and immunology and are designed to explore health and disease. There are compulsory study blocks taken for each of the pathways at year 2 and 3, allowing specialisation in that area of Biomedical Science.
In contrast, the straight Biomedical science degree (no pathway) allows students to tailor their degree to their own interests giving them opportunities to select any of the option study blocks they wish. Thus the programme seeks to develop within graduates good practical, analytical and transferable skills applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities, including medicine, MSc and PhD, pharmaceutical research, pathology and diagnosis, clinical trials and data management. Students will be encouraged to exercise independence, initiative and responsibility and appreciate the need for continual professional development.
This course offers 4 elective specialisation areas: Biochemistry, Genetics, Human Health, Immunology.
- The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
- Biochemistry: Structure and Function
- Research Skills
- Practical Skills in Biomedical Sciences
- Biology of the Cell
- Critical Thinking 1
- Career Skills
- Critical Thinking 2
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Genetic Engineering and Immunobiology
- Principles of Human Disease
- Optional Module:
- Analytical Biochemistry
- Medical Microbiology
- Genetics and Development
- Metabolic Regulation
- Final Year Project
My dad and my mom convinced me to go into biomedical engineering because they said astronauts going to Mars will need life support systems.
In recent years, graduates have found employment with a wide range of companies, in both the public and private sectors. Some examples include:
- Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
- Home Office Forensic Science Service
- Laboratory of the Government Chemist
- Hospitals and NHS Research Centres
- Celltech Ltd
- Shell Ltd
- National Institute for Medical Research
- Unilever Research Ltd
- Bass Breweries
- Chester Beatty Research Institute
- Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
- Parexel International.
Over 40% of our graduates go on to obtain higher degrees by research (taught MSc courses, MPhil and PhD) or by study for further qualifications such as medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology or teaching.
For those wishing to pursue a career as an NHS medical laboratory scientific officer, please note that this course is not IBMS accredited.
Entry Requirements (International Students)
- Secondary School Diploma Overall Grade 70% over 100%.
- English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in all bands)
- 2 Academic Reference Letters
- Statement of Purpose (Motivation Letter)
- Bachelor in Biomedical Science
- £ 17,500 per year
- 3 years
- London Campus
- Language Requirement: IELTS 6.0
- January - September