Biomedical Science (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation)

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)
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Course summary

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The​ BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree at Cardiff Met is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology and is designed to enable students to develop, integrate and apply scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to the multi-disciplinary investigation of human disease and disorders, such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease Graduates will also be equipped to find employment in a variety of contexts, including pathology laboratories, research laboratories, the food industry, forensic science, pharmaceuticals, health and safety, commerce and teaching. In addition, many of our graduates have gone on to study for higher degrees, including graduate entry medicine and dentistry degrees, and further professional qualifications. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology
  • Biomedical Science, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB900
Institution code C20
Campus nameCardiff Met - Llandaff
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points To include two C grades at A level in Biology and an *equivalent Science; or equivalent (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)
A level BBC Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two C grades to include Biology and an *equivalent Science (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Applied Science with sufficient content in Biology and one other Science.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 30 credits P: 0 credits 112 points, other grade combinations accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Applied Science with sufficient content in Biology and one other Science.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCD Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two D grades including Biology and an *equivalent Science (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points Including 5 in Biology and an *equivalent Science at Higher level (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 112 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades CC, to include Biology and an *equivalent Science (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography). Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3 Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered, to include H2 in Biology and an *equivalent Science. Minimum grade H4 considered within points (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language, Maths and Science. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language, Maths and Science.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Applied Science with sufficient content in Biology and one other Science.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Applied Science with sufficient content in Biology and one other Science.

To view the entry requirements for the Foundation Year, please refer to Cardiff Met course pages – http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts
Biomedical Science (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation) at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS