The Biomedical Science course is aimed at students with a broad interest in human life processes and disease. It involves 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. Students also receive a thorough grounding in the techniques and issues associated with modern biomedical research. The degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Health Professions Council and is therefore useful for students wishing to continue in related professions upon graduating.
Our IBMS accredited degree, along with a training period in an NHS lab, represents a core route to employment in the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist. The course is taught jointly with clinical and biomedical staff from local hospitals.
Requirements at A level are typically AAB to include a minimum of AS-level Chemistry grade C and two science A-levels from Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Maths/Psychology/Geography/ Environmental Science/Computing/IT. Applicants with other types of qualification should enquire for details.
All candidates should have GCSE English language at grade C or above, or certain alternative English qualifications.
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.
One objective of this degree is to open career avenues for those students who have a particular interset in the biochemistry of human diseases/conditions. However, due to the teaching of fundamental biological science subjects such as biochemistry and molecular biology, this degree will also provide an excellent platform for other research based careers in biomedicine, including further postgraduate study for MSc or PhD qualifications. In addition there are many opportunities in industry, in particular the pharmaceutical industry that would be accessible to graduates of this scheme. 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