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Course summary

This course offers students a chance to develop the biomedical science skills and knowledge to a higher level; the programme is particularly suitable for graduates with an undergraduate degree in biomedical science or other degrees that have a significant amount of human biology/biomedical content, medical, dental or veterinary degrees and some biotechnology degrees (depending on modules studied at undergraduate level).

Modules

Core modules: current issues in biomedical sciences; practical skills for biomedical science; research and diagnostic methodologies; advanced topics in biomedical science; research project. Choose from 1 of the specialist modules: clinical biochemistry; medical microbiology; applied immunology; medical genetics; cellular pathology and oncology; haematology.

Assessment method

We assess modules using a range of methods, including practical report writing, statistical analysis, oral presentations, poster presentations, researched essays and exams.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Biomedical Science, Institute of

Entry requirements

Applicants normally have one of the following: An honours degree awarded by a UK institute of higher education (at least 2:2), in a relevant subject, with significant biological, biochemical or biomedical content related to the vocational specialist subject to be studied; Qualifications deemed equivalent by the course leader. Please note, in order to become a biomedical scientist you should have an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) recognised degree. Please check the list of recognised degrees here https://www.ibms.org/education/university-information/ (paying attention to the date accredited). If your degree is not recognised by the IBMS and you wish to work as a Biomedical Scientist in the UK you should apply for a degree assessment here https://www.ibms.org/registration/degree-assessment-for-hcpc-registration/


English language requirements

UWE Bristol's International College International students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College https://www.kaplanpathways.com/colleges/uwe-bristol-international-college/ English language requirement International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The University accepts a large number of UK and international qualifications in place of IELTS. To find details of acceptable tests and the required grades please visit English Language requirements. If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent. English language support If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent. Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/YQ33


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fee information is to be confirmed. All fees are subject to final approval. Please visit our website for further information.
Biomedical Sciences at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS