What Will You Study

These degree scheme offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited Biomedical Science degree, with the added possibility of completing a four-year integrated masters. You can enrol on either the MSci or the BSc degree scheme, subject to the necessary entrance requirements, and may be able to transfer between degrees at a later stage. Progress/transfer to the fourth year of the MSci degree is subject to peer competition and requires an overall performance equivalent to upper second class. Students failing to meet this requirement, but who fulfil the necessary criteria for the award of an honours degree, will graduate with a BSc Hons in Biomedicine.

The Biomedicine degree 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 an Introduction to Biomedical Science, 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.


On the BSc programme, you continue into your third and final year studying modules such as Medical Genetics, Ethics in Biomedicine and Pathobiology. 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 practices.