Biomedical Science with an Industrial Placement Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Spend a year on a paid work placement as part of your degree. By combining a placement year with our MBiomedSci you’ll gain work experience in industry, and then have an extra year of research training back in the lab in your fourth year. Contribute to our understanding of the human body and our ability to control it during health and disease, and become part of the future of clinical medicine. Gain invaluable research experience in your final year working alongside world-leading academics. Learn to apply that knowledge during a placement year in industry, government or the charity sector. Studying biomedical science at the University of Sheffield is a deep dive into human physiology and pharmacology, molecular and cell biology. Our five-year masters degree gives you an opportunity to focus on a major research project that builds on the broad and vibrant spectrum of modules you’ve studied in your first three years. From your first year you’ll study a range of biomedical science modules, with the freedom to explore optional topics from across the whole of bioscience. You’ll study the basis of genetic diseases, the physiology of ageing and take on challenges like how to tackle antimicrobial resistance. At Sheffield, you’ll be encouraged to be creative, think independently, and express your ideas. In addition to completing in-depth lab practicals, you will have opportunities to study human anatomy alongside our medics, work with the National Health Service to diagnose cancer samples, interface with patients directly, or develop IT solutions to handling clinical data. As you progress through your degree, you’ll have the option to specialise in key areas such as stem cells and cancer, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology, and developmental and cell biology. Whichever path you chose, you will have opportunities to work with research labs and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to carry your specialism through to research and clinical practice. Your placement year is a great opportunity to test out a career path and work alongside professionals, to acquire skills that will make you a great candidate for future jobs, be research-focussed or move towards business or management. You'll pay reduced fees while you're on placement, and we do everything we can with you and our partners to ensure it’s paid. Our students have found placements at organisations that include RB, Eli Lilly and GSK. Many students are even offered a graduate-level job at the end of it. Your final year is devoted to a major research project in the lab or in the field. You’ll work alongside our world-leading academics and explore a topic of your choosing in depth. Why study this course?

  • Five year course - the ultimate kick-start to your career, resulting in a masters degree, with your fifth year focusing on a major research project.
  • Build connections and a career - placement organisations include GSK, Cancer Research Technology, Roche, Abbott Diabetes Care, Pfizer and the National Grid.
  • 4th in the UK for research quality - the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 rated 98% of research and impact from the School of Biosciences as world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • Human anatomy - we train our biomedical science students the same way we train our medics, using the best training methods from around the world.
  • State-of-the-art facilities - including multi-million pound microscopy equipment, and facilities for genomics, proteomics and metabolomics research.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Biomedical Science with an Industrial Placement Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS