Biomedicine and Health Science at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

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  • Explore fundamental life science, from atoms, molecules, cells and organ systems
  • Study disease-screening methodologies and health interventions in populations
  • Research novel cutting-edge treatments, biotherapeutics and cellular therapies
  • Understand how basic science is translated into approved novel therapeutics
  • Take an optional placement year to gain valuable experience in a real-world setting
The BSc (Hons) Biomedicine and Health Science degree provides you with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of life science and how novel therapies are developed. You will focus on both non-pharmacological interventions and those that are dependent on the biotechnology revolution. You will appreciate the majority of new therapies are based on recombinant DNA technology – plus modified cellular and bespoke therapies. How you learn Our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.  On this course you’ll apply your learning through activities that give you a deep understanding of the field. Central to the course is the development of the ability to analyse, comprehend, and communicate biomedicine and health-related knowledge. You will be taught by academics who are specialists in their respective fields. With hands-on laboratory experiences, you will be introduced to real world problems, developing your critical thinking, a deep understanding of the scientific process and valuable skills for professional settings. You learn through: 
  • In person teaching in face-to-face seminars, tutorials and lectures
  • Practical hands-on laboratory experiences using up to date, industry standard equipment
  • Independent study
  • Online support tutorials
  • Small group academic advisor sessions
  • Placements, which give the opportunity use what you have learned
  • Capstone independent research projects to bring all your learning together
Key themes Initially, you will learn fundamental life science in semester one and apply this knowledge in depth in laboratory sessions, and apply fundamentals to more applied modules such as Human Reproduction and Endocrinology, and Epidemiology and Public health in semester 2. You will complete Observed Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and laboratory diagnosis of patients in an applied project. In following years you’ll cover fundamentals in molecular and cellular biochemistry, and apply this to practical labs and an applied biotechnology project. In following years you’ll cover fundamentals in molecular and cellular biochemistry, and apply this to practical labs and an applied biotechnology project. In your final year, you’ll also learn about cutting-edge therapies and non-pharmacological interventions, and complete an independent project in our teaching labs. – or multiple projects if you continue on the MSCi route within our research centre.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Demonstrating Professional Skills For Scientists Epidemiology And Public Health Fundamentals Of Life Sciences Human Reproduction And Development Introducing Professional Skills For Scientists Year 2 Compulsory modules Applying Professional Skills For Scientists Developing Professional Skills For Scientists Immunology And Microbiology Molecular And Cellular Biochemistry Physiology Of Health And Disease Year 3 Compulsory modules Placement Year For Biosciences And Chemistry Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Professional Skills For Scientists Advanced Therapeutics And Personalised Medicine Human Nutrition And Health Research Project Elective modules Advanced Genetics Applications Of Data Science Applied Biochemistry Neurobiology And Neurophysiology Pharmacology

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

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Biomedicine and Health Science at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS