Biomedical Science

Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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The course is fully accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Biomedical Science is concerned with the integration of a wide range of subjects which underpin the scientific investigation of human health and disease. This course is designed to give students essential knowledge of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science in the research, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. The course will encourage you to assimilate knowledge from core biological sciences to develop skills in the more specialised biomedical disciplines of clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology and blood transfusion and medical microbiology. There is now an urgent need in modern healthcare for graduates who are experienced in the advanced diagnostic and molecular techniques that are revolutionising disease diagnosis and treatment. You will gain theoretical and practical skills necessary to prepare for careers within the field of biomedical science. In addition to key knowledge of the laboratory investigation of disease, you will gain transferable skills and qualities required for employment in situations requiring the exercise of professionalism, independent thought and personal responsibility. In addition to well defined careers with the health service, biomedical scientists are in demand and are sought by a wide range of employers in areas such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, veterinary science, medical research, health and safety, food science, public health, forensic science, dentistry and post graduate Medicine. There may be an opportunity for those interested in forging careers in NHS Pathology laboratories to apply for voluntary work experience during the course. During this period it may be possible to follow a training programme designed to meet the requirements for eligibility to apply for registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council on completion.

Course details


For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeB102
Institution code B06
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g. • A Levels (including Biology Grade C and at least AS Chemistry) • WJEC Medical Science Applied Diploma and Applied Certificate • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM (Biology and Chemistry modules required) • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Including Biology (H5) and Chemistry at Higher Level •Access: Only Science or Bioscience diplomas provide the necessary pre-requisite knowledge: Pass • Welsh Baccalaureate • Extended Project Qualification • Key Skills and General Studies not accepted International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: We also welcome applications from mature applicants. *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Tuition fees and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here:
Biomedical Science at Bangor University - UCAS