What Will You Study

This degree scheme offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited Biomedical Science degree, with the added possibility of completing a four-year integrated Masters degree, subject to peer competition and an overall performance equivalent to upper second class. It is aimed at those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease. They involve the study of subjects such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology which are at the heart of modern medical and health research. These subjects are taught with a particular emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.

You’ll begin your degree with the study of 15 wide-ranging compulsory modules, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Infection and Immunity and Protein Biochemistry.

You will spend your second year at a university in Australasia, Canada or the USA. During this year you will take modules which have been approved by the Department and which ensure that you are prepared for the modules you’ll take when you return for your final year. The difference is that you gain from a different perspective, another context on the topics and a different outlook. All of this differentiates you from other students who have remained in Lancaster and serves to build your confidence and CV credentials.

You continue into your third year studying modules such as Medical Genetics and Ethics in Biomedicine. At the end of your third year you can either choose to graduate with a BSc or if you achieve the necessary criteria to proceed to the fourth year of the MSci degree you will study Immunology, Diseases of the Brain and Molecular Basis of Cancer, plus one other optional module and a research project. You will also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biomedical practice.

During your degree, you’ll conduct your own laboratory-based project where you’ll benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academic staff.