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Course summary

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing humankind. Biomedical science has laid the foundation for medical breakthroughs in everything from Covid-19 to cancer, diabetes to heart disease, bone strength to brain development and more. St George’s Biomedical Science BSc degree provides a fascinating insight into the biology-based science behind health, disease and medical intervention. It covers a diverse range of subjects, from fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and genetics to the investigation of the disease process, including diagnosis and treatment. In Years 1 and 2 you'll build a solid knowledge and understanding of cellular, molecular and medical sciences. In Year 3 you’ll have the chance to focus your learning, graduating in one of 10 specialisms. There is also the opportunity to undertake a Professional Training Year within industry, research, government or the NHS. We have strong links with professional bodies, including the British Pharmacological Society (BPS). The course will prepare you for career options in medicine, research, management or education, as well as specialised laboratory work and areas such as forensic medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical trials coordination or biomedical product marketing. The transferable skills you will gain on this degree will also allow you to consider wider careers options such as law, finance and teaching. Course highlights

  • Focus your learning in Year 3, graduating in one of 10 specialisms.
  • Opportunity for a Professional Training Year within industry, research, government or the NHS.
  • Benefit from excellent links with industry and employers, giving you a head-start in finding a job when you graduate.
About St George’s, University of London Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions. St George’s has enjoyed an outstanding track record of research and innovation in infectious disease ever since the ‘father of vaccinology’ and St George's alumnus, Edward Jenner, created the world’s first vaccine (against smallpox). Recent research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, HIV in low and middle-income countries and Covid-19.


You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website:

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:

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support that St George's provides for international students on our website: 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

We welcome applications from applicants around the world. For information on the requirements for your country, please visit the International Qualifications page on our website.

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English language requirements

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

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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 £19250* Year 1
International £19250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Biomedical Science BSc at St George's, University of London - UCAS