St George's, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: St George’s, University of London

Biomedical Science

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Course summary

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Course summary Biomedical science is the scientific study of human biology, health and disease. This continuous, integrated four-year course is aimed at students interested in science and research. It will prepare you for a career in medicine or research, or to specialise in areas such as cancer research, disease research, drug development and forensics. Our curriculum offers flexibility to better prepare you for a career in healthcare or medicine. You will gain experience and skills that are transferable to employment or further study and will equip you to apply for PhD courses or research posts in industry. The generalist research skills you gain will be helpful for many non-science careers. In the first three years, you will follow the curriculum of the Biomedical Science BSc, with extra modules to develop your research skills. In year 3, the flexible curriculum will give you the opportunity to focus on an area of interest to help prepare for your career in healthcare or medicine. The current options are: Anatomy, Behavioural Medicine, Cell & Molecular Biology, Genomics, Clinical Bioscience, Global Health, Immunity & Infection, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Physiology & Psychiatry. Your specialisation will be reflected in your degree title when you graduate, or you can opt for the general degree title. In the final year, you will complete an extended research project, which will help you to develop the more advanced practical and research skills required for a research career. Course highlights

  • Learn anatomy in the dissection room, through demonstrator-led sessions (prosection)
  • Optional integrated professional training year within private industry, research institutions, government bodies or the NHS
  • Good graduate prospects and extensive career path options, including medicine, cancer research, disease research, drug development and forensics
  • Optional integrated professional training year within private industry, research institutions, government bodies or the NHS
  • Careers advice embedded into our teaching
About St George’s, University of London As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds. 

Course details


You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website:

Assessment method

Progress is judged by a mixture of in-course assessment and written exams. Each year’s marks contribute towards the final degree. A variety of examination types may be used during the course, including short and long answer questions, single best answer questions, calculation and data analysis problems, essay questions, Objective Structured Practical Examinations where you demonstrate knowledge of structure and function in the dissecting room, oral examinations where you answer questions from a panel of examiners. You can find detailed information about assessment methods for this course on our website:

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 codeB942
Institution code S49
Campus nameSt George's, University Of London
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB Biology and Chemistry plus one other subject. General Studies and Key Skills not accepted. Adjusted criteria: If your predicted/actual grades are between BBB and BBC, your application will be considered in relation to the average A level point score per student at your school/college. Resits We will consider applications from applicants that are re-sitting their A levels (including AS levels and modular resits) over 3 years. However, you will be required to achieve higher grades. Re-sit applications will be assessed on an individual basis, as offers may be dependent on achieved Biology and Chemistry grades. Any re-sit grades will supersede any previous grades you have achieved. Applicants must be aware that any offer made on the basis of their re-sits will make their previous A levels null and void and there can be no mixing and matching of grades from different academic cycles.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB To include Chemistry and Biology.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Full award diploma (including Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay modules). Must include Chemistry and Biology (at HL) with at least 6 in one and at least 5 in the other. Must include Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English Language at grade 5 at SL if a grade B has not been previously attained at GCSE/IGCSE/O level.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 Predicted grades of D3, M2, M2. Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable.

St George's will consider a number of qualifications not listed here. Please see the institutional course pages for more information. ENGLISH LANGUAGE GCSE / iGCSE: English Language grade B or above. IELTS: 6.5 overall (including minimum 6.0 in each module)*

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall (including minimum 6.5 in Writing and a 6 in all other components)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £18500 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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