St George's, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: St George’s, University of London

Biomedical Science

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Course summary

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Biomedical science is the scientific study of human biology, health and disease. This BSc degree is designed to give you a grounding in the subject to prepare you for a career in medicine or research, including specialist areas such as cancer research, disease research, drug development and forensics. We have excellent links with industry and employers, which gives you a head-start in finding a job when you graduate. This degree covers fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, genetics, and investigations of the disease process including diagnosis and treatment. The first two years include comprehensive training in anatomy, and you will have the opportunity to observe whole-body dissection. In year 3, the flexible curriculum will give you the opportunity to focus on an area of interest to help prepare for your career in healthcare or medicine. The current options are: Anatomy, Behavioural Medicine, Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics, Clinical Bioscience, Global Health, Immunity & Infection, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Physiology & Psychiatry. Your specialisation will be reflected in your degree title when you graduate unless opt for the general degree title. You will also have the opportunity to apply to undertake professional training between years 2 and 3. This can be at one of a variety of institutions from within the NHS or industry, in the UK or overseas. This will increase your employability by giving you professional experience and improving your skills in the environment of a relevant industry. Depending on your grades, at the end of your degree you may have the opportunity to transfer onto either our Biomedical Science MSci or our Medicine (MBBS) course. Course highlights

  • Learn anatomy in the dissection room, through demonstrator-led sessions (prosection)
  • Specialist Image Resource Facility (IRF) which is led in collaboration with Nikon as a hub for advanced microscopy
  • Optional integrated professional training year within private industry, research institutions, government bodies or the NHS
  • Opportunity to progress onto the Biomedical Science MSci or to transfer into our Medicine MBBS (Graduate Entry) course
  • Good graduate prospects and extensive career path options, including medicine, cancer research, disease research, drug development and forensics
  • Careers advice embedded into our teaching
About St George’s, University of London As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Course details

Modules

You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/biomedical-science-bsc#modules

Assessment method

Progress is judged by a mixture of in-course assessment and written exams. Each year’s marks contribute towards the final degree. A variety of examination types are used during the course, including:

  • short and long answer questions
  • single best answer questions
  • calculation and data analysis problems
  • essay questions
  • objective structured practical examinations where you demonstrate knowledge of structure and function in the dissecting room.
Oral examinations where you answer questions from a panel of examiners. You can find detailed information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/biomedical-science-bsc#study-and-careers


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B940
Institution code:
S49
Campus name:
St George's, University Of London
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/international-student-support. This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

St George's, University of London also accepts a large range of non-UK qualifications. Please visit the BSc Biomedical Science entry criteria page on our website for further information.

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

https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/biomedical-science-bsc#entry-criteria


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall (including minimum 6.5 in Writing and a 6 in all other components)

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
70%
Student satisfaction
21%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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
EU £18500 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biomedical Science at St George's, University of London - UCAS