The Biological Sciences with Biomedicine course is aimed at students with a broad interest in the biological sciences but who also have a specific interest in the biological mechanisms underlying the maintenance of human health or human disease conditions (e.g. Alzheimer's disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease, arthritis). The course will involve core subjects in biomedicine and also other subjects such as cell structure and function, evolution, genetics, and protein biochemistry which are at the heart of modern biological and biomedical research. We have extensive links with hospitals, at the local and national level, both in research activities and in the teaching on some of the more biomedical based courses.
A level requirements are typically AAB to include two science A-levels from Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Maths/Psychology/ Geography/ Environmental Science/Computing/IT. We normally expect three A-levels. GCSE Maths B & GCSE English Language C.
All candidates should have GCSE English language at grade C or above. Alternative English qualifications are accepted.
Candidates should also have a minimum of grade B in GCSE Mathematics or the equivalent. We will also consider 'Access' course Mathematics components.
We welcome applications from mature candidates.
After receiving your application we will invite you to an Open Day for informal discussions with members of staff and to visit the campus. More information on applying.
This degree will provide an excellent platform for research based careers in both basic biological disciplines and biomedical disciplines, including further postgraduate study for MSc or PhD qualifications. In addition there are many opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry, forensic science and research institutes that are accessible to our life science graduates. Traditionally our graduates enter a wide range of careers and the transferable skills acquired during this degree will make the graduate attractive to employers in many other areas such as management, finance and marketing.
Download a copy of our prospectus. Includes details of all courses and modules.
Dr Sue Broughton
Head of Admissions
Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Tel: 01524 593265