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Biomedicine MSci Hons

What will you study?

This degree scheme offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited Biomedical Science degree. 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.

In the second year of your course, you’ll move on to study subjects such as Medical Microbiology, Cellular Pathology and Cell Biology Techniques.

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. In your fourth year 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.

Where could it take you?

This degree provides an excellent platform for research-based careers in biology and biomedicine, including further postgraduate study. In addition, there are many opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry, forensic science and research institutes. Traditionally our graduates enter a wide range of careers, and the transferable skills acquired during this degree will make graduates attractive to employers in many other areas such as management, finance, teaching and marketing.

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 2016:

Grade Requirements

A Level A*AA-AAA including 2 science subjects

International Baccalaureate 38-36 points overall with 17-16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in two Higher Level science subjects

BTEC Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units

Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

Essential Subjects

A range of Advanced/Higher Level subjects, including two sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Biology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology is required for entry.

GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)

IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each component)

Further Information

Alternative Courses Unsuccessful candidates will automatically be considered for C701 Biomedicine BSc

General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level

Combination of Qualifications Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed

Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via ugadmissons@lancaster.ac.uk

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.

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.