University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Do you want to help diagnose and treat diseases? Fascinated by the science behind clinical practice? Then you might want to try a career in biomedical science. We'll help you enter this exciting field by giving you a year to build a foundation of knowledge in the subject, so you can continue your studies to gain a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences. You'll ultimately be prepared for a future investigating the diseases which attack the human body and be ready to play a part in advancing modern medicine with this biomedical course. Why Choose University of Cumbria We’ve created this course so you 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 be putting on your lab coat to learn with hands-on sessions in our new laboratories. And, you’ll work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research.
- Gain a sound knowledge of immunology, cell and molecular biology to biochemistry and pharmacology
- Study laboratory-specialist subjects - clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology and clinical genetics
- Hone research and laboratory skills, crucial for your future as a scientist
- Develop all the skills and techniques required for diagnosis and research into disease - the skills employers will demand
- Learn in our new laboratories
- Taught by academic tutors with a wealth of experience in the field
- Keep up-to-date with topical developments in the biomedical industry
- You’ll be based in Carlisle, 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, you'll be close to the spectacular North West coastline, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.
Year one - Compulsory modules: Essential University Skills 1, Essential University Skills 2, Essential Biology, Scientific Investigation, Essential Chemistry, Environmental Sciences. Year two - Compulsory modules: Introductory Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Introductory Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Practical Laboratory Science. Year three - Compulsory modules: Biochemical Pathways, Human Genetics, Infection and Immunity, Medical Microbiology, Pharmacology and Physiology, Cellular and Molecular Pathology. Year four - Compulsory modules: Bioethics, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion Science, Dissertation. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Parasitology, Epigenetics and Development, Toxicology, Advanced Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Carlisle - Fusehill Street|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||56 - 72 points||Must have studied Biology or Applied Science at Level 3|
|A level||CD - DDD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 21 credits P: 24 credits||Must be science based, need to pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3|
|Scottish Higher||DDDD - CCDD|
GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|