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Year of entry
3 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Compulsory Estimate: £100
Optional Estimate: £700How are these costs calculated?
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.You will be provided with a laboratory coat and safety glasses on commencement of your programme. If you lose or damage these, replacement is your responsibility.
Placement CostsHow are these costs calculated?
There is no placement associated with this programme. Should you choose to undertake a year out in industry as work experience, separate to your academic programme, you will step off the programme for the duration of this activity.
Optional Estimate: £25How are these costs calculated?
You may wish to join the Institute of Biomedical Science, Royal Society of Biology or Physiological Society, particularly in your final year.
This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study.
This course aims to develop your understanding of biological principles relating to the function of the human body and the characteristics and diagnosis of disease leading to possible therapeutic interventions. You will gain a solid grounding in the principles of biomedical science prior to studying more specialist and advanced topics.
Typical areas of study include biomolecules, cells and microorganisms, systems physiology, biochemistry, medical microbiology, haematology and transfusion, histopathology and cytology, immunology and immune disorders, genetics and integrated pathology.
Your studies will benefit from new laboratory facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and our links with local hospitals with whom we work closely. This course is particularly relevant to biomedical science practice and an ideal qualification if you are seeking a career in this area.
This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
Your career prospects after the course
Biomedical and healthcare science graduates may go on to a range of subject-specific careers in the biological, pharmaceutical, clinical, medical, public health and other associated industries.
Recent graduates have gone on to secure employment in laboratory/research work, the pharmaceutical industry and medical communications.
Your degree will also give you with a wide variety of transferable skills that can be applied to non-subject specific career pathways such as in local government, environment agencies, teaching, management and the civil service.
For those who wish to continue their studies, we offer a range of postgraduate programmes across the breadth of biomedical and biological sciences.94%
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
Notes about fees for this course
Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Typical entry requirements
These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) including a minimum grade C at A2 in Biology (must include a Pass in the Biology practical assessment), Human Biology or Grade C at A2 in Applied Science. Other Sciences may be considered. General Studies is not accepted.
BTEC Diploma at Level 3 (Grades D*D) Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM) in relevant subject to include 60 credits at Merit from relevant Science units.
Specific GCSE requirements
GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.
Non Tariffed Qualifications
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science/ Medicine/ Dentistry/ Pharmacy) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.
International Baccalaureate points
26 Diploma points with HL Biology at grade 5.
IELTS score required for international students
6.0 with no element below 5.5
There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.
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