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Biological Sciences with Biomedicine BSc Hons

What will you study?

This is a mainstream Biological Sciences degree with a bias towards human and disease-related topics. This degree is aimed at students with a broad interest in the biological sciences who have a specific interest in the biological mechanisms underlying the maintenance of human health or disease conditions.

The degree is designed to provide a broad grounding in bioscience subjects whilst maintaining an emphasis on specific biomedical topics. You’ll also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biological and biomedical practices by taking a series of techniques courses, some of which are taught by staff from a local hospital.

In your first year, you’ll study core Biomedical Science subjects such as Genetics and Diagnosis in Biomedical Science. You’ll also choose from other bioscience modules, such as Evolutionary Biology, Aquatic Ecology, Organic Chemistry, and Biomedicine and Society. Such diversity allows you to specialise in the more biomedical aspects of the course in later years or to transfer to a completely different field in the biosciences.

Similarly, the second year of your course gives you the choice between more biomedically-oriented subjects, such as Medical Microbiology and DNA Technology, or subjects such as Evolution and Environmental Physiology.

In your final year, you can tailor your degree to your own interests by selecting from a diverse range of subjects including Cell Signalling, Environmental Pathogens, Tropical Diseases, and Immunology.

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.

At Lancaster we have both Biology and Biological Science undergraduate programmes. Take a look at thefactsheetto find out about the differences between these two degree schemes.

Where could it take you?

Our graduates find career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry, forensic science and research institutes. The transferable skills acquired during this degree make our graduates attractive to employers in many other areas such as management, finance, teaching and marketing

This degree will also provide an excellent platform for research-based careers in Biology and Biomedicine, including further postgraduate study for MSc or PhD qualifications.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level: AAB. To include two science A-levels or HLs from Biol/Human Biol/Chem/Geog/Maths/Physics/Psychology

General Studies: Only accepted if taken as one of four A levels

Key skills: Not included in offer

GCSE: Maths (B) and English Language (C)

Scottish Highers: ABBBB

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 35 points overall with 16 points from best three HL courses

IELTS: 6.5 overall (with at least 6 in each element)


Mature students: Applications welcome. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

It is recommended, but not compulsory, that students join the Biochemical Society. The cost for this will be approximately £20. Biological Sciences students have the option to attend the LEC field trip and students will need to pay for travel costs.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.