Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Science

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Course summary

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Our Biomedical Science degree provides you with the essential skills required by professional biomedical scientists at our purpose designed Science Centre. Our MSci Biomedical Science degree can lead to a wide range of exciting careers in biomedical sciences. You’ll study in our purpose-built Science Centre under the guidance of specialist academics. Our expertise includes clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology, clinical immunology, cellular pathology and molecular diagnostics. A high proportion of your class contact time will be in the laboratory. Towards the end of Year 1, you’ll be able to apply for a competitive place on our Applied Biomedical Science route. Ideal if you are looking to become a registered biomedical scientist with the NHS, this route involves taking a 14-week clinical placement and completion of the registration portfolio, which will make you eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration when you graduate. On successful completion of study, we will issue: MSci Biomedical Science If you do not meet our direct entry requirements for degree level study, then a BSc (Hons) with a Foundation Year is available. You’ll study your first year at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and on successful completion join the BSc (Hons) course at the Stoke-on-Trent university campus. High levels of tutor support and guidance will prepare you for degree level study. The foundation year for this course has a long successful track record in providing a smooth transition onto our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree. This route is useful if you have only studied sciences up to GCSE level or have had a break in your studies

Course details

Modules

Year 1 core units include Bioscience Concepts and Practice, Structure and Function, Building Blocks of Life, Professional Practice for Biomedical Scientists and Biology of Disease. Year 2 core units include Professional Practice and Placement, Infection Science, Public Health, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology and Immunology, Biochemistry and Blood Science and Physiological Function. Year 3 core units include Research Project, Cellular Pathology, Medical Genetics, Human Infectious Disease, Haematology and Transfusion Science and Clinical Immunology. Year 4 core units include Advanced Research Methods, Biological Research Assistantship or Life Sciences Placement, Advanced Biological Techniques and Specialist Topics in Biosciences.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC900
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 120 UCAS points. 12 units should be in Biology.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Biomedical Science at Staffordshire University - UCAS