University of Buckingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Sciences

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Course summary

The University of Buckingham is:

  • Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).
  • We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.
  • Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.
  • Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.
  • As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.
The BSc Biomedical Sciences is a unique 2-year programme taught on the Crewe campus awarding graduates of this course a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences degree. Biomedical science focuses on how cells, organs and metabolic systems function in the human body. Through this understanding of health and disease processes, new treatments and therapies can be created or developed, contributing to necessary advances toward solving significant health problems facing today’s society. Key benefits
  • Our programme introduces its students through clinical, laboratory and theoretical training to be adaptable and prepared for an ever changing healthcare, industrial or commercial environment.
  • Our teaching strategy promotes student centred learning with a focus on small tutorials and workshops rather than large lecture based programmes.
  • If wishing to study medicine students who are predicted, or achieve, a 2.1 will be eligible to make an application to the University of Buckingham MB ChB Selection Process (need a link here to medical school entry requirements and selection).
  • Our Programme costs the same in tuition fees as a traditional 3 year BSc. Programme. In fact on average there is a saving of around £12000 living costs when studying an accelerated programme.
  • We believe our graduates are better prepared for further study. Students who can complete a 3 year course in just 2 years may appeal to universities when applying for intensive courses such as medicine, dentistry or postgraduate study.
  • When in employment, employees do not get a long summer break and neither do our students. This informs prospective employers that our graduates are already accustomed to the demands of the workplace which enables our graduates stand out from the crowd.

Course details


Year 1 (September – June) •Foundations of Medical Science (L4) •Doctors, Patients and Health (L4) •Molecular Cell Biology (L4) •Brain, Muscle and Coordination (L4) •Gut, Hormones and Metabolism (L4) •Circulation and Fluid Balance (L4) •Matter and Energy in Medicine (L4) Year 2 (July – September) •Integrated Pathology and Therapeutics 1 (L5) •Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (L5) •Experiments Data and Evidence (L5) •Cell Signalling and Communication (L5) •Integrated Pathology and Therapeutics 2 (L6) •Genes, Disease and Identity (L6) •Brain, Physiology and Behaviour (L6) •Independent Project (L6)

Assessment method

The programme is taught using a range of teaching methodologies such as lectures, small group tutorial sessions, problem-based learning, one-to-one personal tutoring, seminars, practicals and personal assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. The University has, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals Group, acquired the former Manchester Metropolitan University’s campus at Crewe, Cheshire (subject to contract). The campus is a short, ten minute walk from the train station and off Junction 16 of the M6 motorway. The main campus is 40 acres and includes all the facilities of a modern university campus. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Equivalent qualifications, such as the Irish Leaving Certificate, the I.B. Diploma and the Scottish Advanced Highers are also accepted. Prospective international applicants with other qualifications should contact us for an individual assessment. We welcome applications from students who have successfully completed a BTEC programme of study, however students who have a BTEC as their highest attained qualification will normally be offered the Foundation programme. Please note: If your actual grades fall below these requirements, please contact us to discuss your grades further as we may be able to look into your circumstances and the possibility of an individual plan.

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English language requirements

If English is not a student’s native language, they are normally expected to have passed a recognised test in English to the level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with not less than 6.0 in the writing and listening sections).

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Fees and funding

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Biomedical Sciences at University of Buckingham - UCAS