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Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree offers a comprehensive understanding of human biology from a medical perspective. You'll explore the causes of disease and the methods and technologies used to diagnose and treat disease. Our expert team will support you in gaining the understanding, knowledge and skills that underpin careers in a wide variety of professions, such as working in hospital and commercial laboratories, biomedical research and postgraduate study. Improving human health is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century, and the University of Bolton's career-oriented BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science is an ideal preparation for laboratory-focused work in healthcare, research, and industrial settings. On successfully completing our BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science, you'll be ready to gain professional experience in a hospital pathology laboratory and take the next steps towards registration as a professional biomedical scientist*. Alternatively, you could seek work in commercial and industrial laboratories or use your knowledge of human biology and disease as the basis for postgraduate and doctoral-level studies for a career in biomedical research. Throughout this degree, our expert team will support you in developing the strong understanding and practical know-how vital to your future career in biomedical science. We’ll focus on equipping you with hands-on laboratory and practical experience teamed with an invaluable grounding in scientific theory. Our academics will lead you in an exploration of human biology from a medical perspective, investigating the causes of illness and the established and cutting-edge methods and technologies used to treat disease. We'll cover anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, haematology, transfusion science and physiology, supporting you to build an integrated understanding of human biology and the life sciences more generally. Our dedicated and supportive team will introduce you to the principles of scientific investigation and a range of experimental techniques and equipment. We offer in-depth practical sessions in our high-spec teaching laboratories where you can gain experience using a wide variety of relevant biomedical instrumentation. In your final year, you'll have the opportunity to carry out a 10-week laboratory project under the guidance of our qualified academic staff. We'll also support you in gaining vital lifelong learning skills to prepare you to research new techniques and developments and apply your knowledge in new ways. As a graduate of this course, you'll be well prepared to keep abreast of innovations and enhancements in the biomedical sciences throughout your career. As well as offering an in-depth education in human health, disease and potential treatments, we'll promote the transferable and employability skills that employers demand. The course will support and challenge you to develop strong communication and problem-solving skills, quantitative and scientific reasoning, independence, confidence and resilience, and the ability to collaborate with others as part of a team. Overall, we aim to ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career in biomedical science, related fields such as medical technology, biomedical technology or the pharmaceutical industry, and beyond. *The University of Bolton's BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science is designed to meet the academic components required for registration as a biomedical scientist by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We are seeking accreditation from the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) for September 2023 entry. For information about training and registering as a biomedical scientist, please visit the IBMS careers web page at https://careers.ibms.org/graduates/.

Modules

Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent), including English, Mathematics and Science. Please note that Health and Social Care is not usually acceptable as a biology-related subject. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

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

https://www.bolton.ac.uk/course/BES006-F-UOB-SX/2023-24/

Additional entry requirements

Other

If you later wish to transfer to our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with placement year course and are successful in your transfer application, you'll need to meet further conditions to secure your placement. We'll discuss these with you during levels HE4 and HE5 of the course. Each organisation offering placements will have specific conditions you must meet before attending their placement. The exact requirements will vary depending on the nature of the organisation and placement. For example, the conditions for an NHS placement will include: (1) As the placement involves regulated activity, you'll need to get an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). (2) You'll be required to pass occupational health screening satisfactorily. (3) You'll need to demonstrate that you're of good health and good character before transfer and on an ongoing basis throughout your studies and career. This list is not exhaustive.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7If English isn't your first language, you'll need IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band (or equivalent) to meet the HCPC and IBMS's English language requirements.

Please visit the HCPC's Certificate of English language proficiency web page for more information and details of the other English language tests they accept.

https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/documents/certificate-of-english-language-proficiency/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £38850* Whole course
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £38850* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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