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Course summary

This is a unique and innovative multifaceted programme designed for students wishing to pursue careers in laboratory-based biomedical research, and pharmaceutical industry, as well as for students wishing to study medicine after graduation. The course is designed to equip you with the skills required for these career choices. According to Prospects, more than 50% of biomedical science graduates were employed in the UK within 6 months of graduation, while most of the remaining chose to study further. The programme is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop technical skills linked directly to relevant placements and real-world experiences. This approach will be further reinforced by an opportunity to spend a sandwich year in an industrial/NHS laboratory, thus improving your future job prospects. Key features of this course include its research-based teaching.


Year 1: Biology of the cell, Human anatomy and physiology, Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry, Genetics and molecular biology, Employability Skills in Biomedicine/Biosciences. Year 2: Human Haematology and Clinical immunology, Bioinformatics and Skills for Biomedical Scientist , Cellular pathology and imaging, Clinical biochemistry and blood transfusion, In addition, you have an optional module, Cancer biology and therapy, Year 3: Clinical OMICS and precision medicine, Clinical and Public Health Microbiology, Research Project in Biomedicine, In addition, you will select two optional modules: Clinical nutrition and the Microbiome, Drug design and development,

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Unistats information

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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

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Biomedical Sciences at London South Bank University - UCAS