Biomedical Science at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

This course focuses on the human body in health and disease. Learn about everything from genes to whole-body systems, before putting your knowledge and skills into practice inside the lab. Contribute to our understanding of the human body and our ability to control it during health and disease, and become part of the future of clinical medicine. Studying biomedical science at the University of Sheffield is a deep dive into human physiology and pharmacology, molecular and cell biology. From your first year you’ll study a range of biomedical science modules, with the freedom to explore optional topics from across the whole of bioscience. You’ll study the basis of genetic diseases, the physiology of ageing and take on challenges like how to tackle antimicrobial resistance. At Sheffield, you’ll be encouraged to be creative, think independently, and express your ideas. In addition to completing in-depth lab practicals, you will have opportunities to study human anatomy alongside our medics, work with the National Health Service to diagnose cancer samples, interface with patients directly, or develop IT solutions to handling clinical data. As you progress through your degree, you’ll have the option to specialise in key areas such as stem cells and cancer, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology, and developmental and cell biology. Whichever path you chose, you will have opportunities to work with research labs and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to carry your specialism through to research and clinical practice. Why study this course?

  • 4th in the UK for research quality - the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 rated 98% of research and impact from the School of Biosciences as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • Make the course your own - you have the freedom to focus on a specific area such as neuroscience or stem cells and cancer, or cover the full range of human biology.
  • Human anatomy - we train our biomedical science students the same way we train our medics, using the best training methods from around the world.
  • State-of-the-art facilities - including multi-million pound microscopy equipment, and facilities for genomics, proteomics and metabolomics research.
  • Partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals - includes opportunities to contribute to the analysis of patient cancer samples with the Julia Garnham Centre.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Student Outcomes

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Biomedical Science at University of Sheffield - UCAS