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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge required to become an accredited biomedical scientist.
  • Apply the latest research and advances in technology to understanding, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Undertake a research project in an area of your choice.
  • Take the opportunity to apply for a year long placement where you will apply your knowledge and skills to a working situation.
  • Transfer to the MSci route for a specialist year of research intensive study working alongside our internationally recognised researchers.
You will gain an in-depth understanding of biomedical science and its application in medicine, research and the scientific industry. This is an academically challenging course which will develop your practical and digital skills preparing you for a career as a graduate scientist. If you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) courses, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation year. You will build your confidence in biology, chemistry and maths, and apply your theoretical knowledge in practical laboratory sessions. You will also familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam’s staff and facilities — ensuring that you are fully prepared to begin at degree level study. How you learn:
  • lectures and seminars (including specialist lectures from industry professionals)
  • interactive workshops
  • practical laboratory work
  • project work
  • supported work placements (optional)
  • small group academic tutorials
Through the study of modules such as human physiology and anatomy and cell biology and biochemistry you will gain an in-depth understanding of the human body. Modules including pathological science and biomedical investigations will then teach you about diseases and the latest techniques that are used in their diagnosis. The foundation course content is delivered and assessed in a variety of innovative and exciting ways, helping you to gain skills required for success on your chosen degree route. You will study 6 modules designed to prepare you for future success while studying one of our bioscience or chemistry degrees. Attending and participating in the laboratory activities is central to your course, as it is where you develop not only practical skills, but also learn to keep effective records and analyse data, as well as working both independently and with others. With a strong focus on employability throughout you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills desired by graduate science-sector employers or postgraduate education providers. Applied learning - Work placements You will have the opportunity to apply for a year-long placement between your second and third year. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. We have excellent links with a range of NHS hospitals such as Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Rotherham General Hospital, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and organisations such as Hammersmith Medical. Research projects During your final year you will combine the skills and knowledge you have gained to undertake a specialist research project working alongside an expert in your chosen subject area. Opportunities are available for both lab and non lab-based science projects allowing you the flexibility to focus on a specific area of interest. Networking opportunities We have extra-curricular career-focused activities such as careers and job fairs, employer events, mentoring schemes, internship opportunities, volunteering and leadership awards – helping you to accelerate your progression towards your chosen career.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Concepts In Biology And Chemistry Developing Skills For Science Foundation Skills For Science Foundations Of Biology And Chemistry Year 2 Compulsory modules Biomedical Science In Practice Demonstrating Professional Skills For Scientists Fundamentals Of Biomedical Science Introducing Professional Skills For Scientists Year 3 Compulsory modules Applying Professional Skills For Scientists Developing Professional Skills For Scientists Disease, Diagnostics, And Therapeutics Genes To Proteins, Biochemistry In Action Immunology And Microbiology Year 4 Compulsory modules Placement Year for Biosciences and Chemistry Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Professional Skills For Scientists Blood Sciences Cellular Pathology And Infection Research Project Elective modules Advanced Genetics Advanced Therapeutics And Personalised Medicine Applications Of Data Science Applied Biochemistry Human Nutrition And Health Neurobiology And Neurophysiology Pharmacology

Assessment method

Coursework, Exams, Practical.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Biosciences-and-chemistry/BSc-Honours-Biomedical-Science-with-Foundation-Year/Full-time/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill. This is a graduate requirement of the Institute of Biomedical Science.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Biosciences-and-chemistry/BSc-Honours-Biomedical-Science-with-Foundation-Year/Full-time/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Biomedical Science with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS