University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Sciences

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Course summary

Study human health and the causes, prevention and treatment of diseases and graduate ready to help tackle global health challenges. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be a part of the next generation of biomedical research scientists. You’ll learn to apply biological sciences to explore human health and the causes, prevention and treatment of diseases such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. You'll study a broad range of topics including genetics, genomics, human physiology, cancer, pathology, infection and immunity, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and pharmacology. Benefit from multi-departmental teaching Developed in collaboration with our Department for Health and Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, you'll benefit from specialist knowledge of human biology and pharmacology, providing you a more in-depth understanding of biomedical sciences. In the first two years, you will study a set of core units across all three departments, with the opportunity to choose optional units in the second and final year. Develop advanced research skills The Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBiomed) provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to research and advanced practical techniques. You’ll study master's-level units and carry out a major research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research. Undertake a dedicated research project In your final year, you’ll carry out your own research project, giving you first-hand experience as a researcher and the opportunity to contribute to the leading research of our academics. We have world-leading research centres, covering evolution, regenerative medicine, networks and collective behaviour and mathematical biology. Gain hands-on experience in specialist labs You’ll spend time learning practical scientific techniques in our well-equipped teaching labs. You’ll also have access to a computer lab for bioinformatics and in the final year, the opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art research labs and with some of the broad range of biological materials used in our research. Take a look around the Department on our 360 virtual tour. Prepare for your future career We're ranked Top 10 for graduate prospects for biological sciences in the Complete University Guide 2021 and have excellent connections with industry. You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to be part of the next generation of scientists, helping make you highly sought after by employers. You'll also be well equipped to apply the skills you've gained in a range of other careers such as business, management or marketing or even go on to further study, such as a master’s or PhD. Examples of recent employers include GSK, AstraZeneca, and UCB. Find out more about what our graduates go on to do. Learn more on our Biosciences Virtual Experience You can find out more about studying a biosciences degree at Bath by visiting our Biosciences Virtual Experience page to hear from staff and students in the department.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4 plus GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C). For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see:

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