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This unique course allows you to work towards one of four possible degree titles: Biomedical Science, Applied Biomedical Science, Biomedical Science (sandwich) and Healthcare Science (Life Sciences).
This programme has been designed to develop Biomedical Scientists who will play a vital role in modern healthcare, but the programme also follows a research-active curriculum, promoting development of a wide range of subject-specific and transferrable skills valuable to employers. The programme integrates traditional lectures and laboratory-based learning with a range of approaches to reflect different ways of learning, such as workshops, seminars, case-based learning, group work, one to one tutorials. In addition there is directed and independent study and use of the virtual learning environment.
Optional modules - select four
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Optional modules - select four
You will also undertake specific modules and placements that will determine the exact title of your degree
Your degree title will depend on which of the following four options you choose:
Optional modules (choose two)
Optional modules (choose one)
Optional modules - choose one
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award) including biology or chemistry. Please note we do not accept General Studies AS or A Level.
We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication, Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Your career options will vary according to the path you choose and the title of your final degree.
Potential employers include the NHS, medical research institutions, clinical laboratories, drug companies and molecular biology companies.
The optional 48-week placement after your second year is a great way to make contacts that can be valuable for future job offers.
You will have completed a compulsory 40-week placement in NHS pathology departments, which are obvious sources of potential employment.
Your experience and skills will also give you an edge in applying for any jobs where a strong science background is an advantage.
Blood Science / Cellular Science / Infection Science / Genetic Science
If you switch to this degree you will be well-prepared to apply for roles as a healthcare scientist within the NHS. Our course provides significant amounts of work-based learning, with compulsory unpaid placements amounting to 10 weeks in Year 1, 15 weeks in Year 2 and 25 weeks in Year 3.
NHS salaries for staff working in healthcare science range from around £21,000 to around £80,000 per year. At an entry level, the work involves obtaining diagnostic data from patients and working as part of a multidisciplinary team that also includes doctors, nurses and radiographers.
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