Biomedical Sciences

University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Do you want to help diagnose and treat diseases? Fascinated by the science behind clinical practice? Then, how about a career in biomedical science. Our biomedical science course will ultimately prepare you for a future investigating the diseases which attack the human body, and see you ready to play a part in advancing modern medicine. Why Choose University of Cumbria We developed our course to help bridge the national shortage for science graduates, since Cumbria plays an important part in the biomedical industry. You'll learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research - ultimately, so you can make a difference to people’s lives through the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the future. You won’t just secure your academic knowledge through lectures - you’ll put on your lab coat to learn with hands-on sessions in our new laboratories.

  • Gain a sound knowledge of immunology, cell and molecular biology to biochemistry and pharmacology
  • Study laboratory-specialist subjects, including: clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology and clinical genetics
  • Hone research and laboratory skills, crucial for your future as a scientist
  • Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently
  • Learn and experiment in our new £3.5 million state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Tutors are involved in research, which will keep your learning up-to-date
  • Work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research
  • Develop all the skills and techniques required for diagnosis and research into disease that employers will demand of you
  • Access to journals and papers to keep you up-to-date with topical developments in the biomedical industry
You'll live and learn with fellow Science students at our Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle. You will be within 30 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. And, with great transport links to major cities, including Newcastle and Glasgow, you'll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies. The knowledge and experiential skills you achieve on this course will pave the way for a career in medical research, hospital and government laboratories, pharmaceutical and biotechnological research and development, like it has for many of our graduates. So, our degree course will give you the first-class academic knowledge and the essential lab skills you need to kick-start your future in Biomedical Science.

Course details


The degree has a diverse range of modules which aim to provide you with in-depth knowledge of the human form. In the first year of your study the taught modules are: Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Introductory Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Practical Laboratory Science and Introductory Microbiology and Immunology. These modules will provide you with a grounding in the scientific principles from which you will progress to Year 2. Year 2 modules: Human Genetics, Biochemical Pathways, Pharmacology and Physiology, Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Medical Microbiology and Infection and Immunity. Year 3 Modules: Dissertation (research project), Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion Science, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience plus an optional 20 credit module.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Course codeC910
Institution code C99
Campus nameCarlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus codeF

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 points Must include A level Biology at grade C or equivalent
A level CCC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 30 credits Must be science based, need to pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3
Scottish Higher BBCC - AABB

GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Biomedical Sciences at University of Cumbria - UCAS