Biomedical Sciences at University of Cumbria - UCAS

Course summary

Fascinated by the intricate science behind human health, disease, and development of life-saving medical therapies? Aspiring to become a critical member of a frontline medical team, making a significant impact on patient care? Eager to contribute to groundbreaking research and drive innovation that can enhance the well-being of our society? Our biomedical science degree will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to thrive as a biomedical scientist and make a meaningful and lasting difference in the world of healthcare. A biomedical science degree offers diverse career paths in research laboratories, pharmaceutical industries, healthcare settings, government agencies, or academia. You could also proceed to apply to Study Medicine at the Pears Cumbria School of Medicine. Aligned with the educational standards adopted by the Institute of Biomedical Science, our programme provides flexibility to explore various areas of biology based on your interests. Topics include cell and molecular biology, clinical biochemistry, haematology, immunology, genetics, and medical microbiology. You’ll learn in our modern industry-standard teaching and specialist laboratories and be educated by passionate scientists and researchers. Through practical sessions, you’ll develop essential laboratory techniques, learn to analyse complex data, and gain valuable research experience to succeed. We also have close partnerships with local hospitals to provide opportunities for work experience, clinical expert talks, visits and early intelligence about job opportunities. COURSE OVERVIEW Biomedical science is the study of the health and diseases of the human body to improve health. Because biomedical scientists need a wide range of knowledge and skills, you'll study a wide range of modules on our biomedical sciences course. You will get an in-depth understanding of the complex science behind the cause, consequence, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses. You will learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research, ultimately to make a difference to human lives through the diagnosis and treatment of disease. By putting your lab coat on you will put theory into practice in our brand-new laboratories, getting a sound knowledge of cellular pathology, genetics, the human immune system, and biochemical pathways. We’ll delve deep into blood sciences and clinical biochemistry on this biomedical degree, giving you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of diagnostic approaches, researching clinical markers, screening techniques and the role biomedical scientists can play in saving lives and improving health. ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL...

  • Develop an enthusiasm for biomedical sciences and be involved in stimulating and structured learning opportunities.
  • Be assigned a personal tutor who will not just be your academic point of contact on the course but will, along with our careers service, help you to consider the wide range of jobs and further study options a degree in biomed can give you.
  • Have the opportunity to be involved with other science students on other courses to get a wider appreciation of the biosciences in an industrial, academic, economic, and social context.
  • Get time in labs to conduct experiments and procedures planned for you. But also learn to plan and carry out your own experiments independently with support and guidance.
  • Be introduced to a network of employers to gain a real-world insight, find work experience opportunities and learn more about the plethora of doors that this course can unlock.
  • Gain a knowledge and skills base from which will help you move towards a career in biomedical sciences or postgraduate study.

How to apply

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Carlisle - Fusehill Street
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Student Outcomes

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

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Biomedical Sciences at University of Cumbria - UCAS