Biomedical Sciences at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore and understand human disease at all levels, combining biochemistry, physiology, neuroscience, cell biology, genetics, and pharmacology. Your four-year integrated Biomedical Sciences masters will allow you to delve into how this practice provides advances in vital areas and join a pioneering community who will share their expertise, allowing you to focus on aspects of physiology and/or biochemistry to research level. Our biomedical science graduates are in demand in a variety of areas of employment in medicine and healthcare-related professions, or clinical or medical research. Southampton’s biomedical science researchers are making a significant impact on today’s society by investigating potential cures for Alzheimer’s, discovering the causes of cystic fibrosis and improving our understanding and treatment of cancer. You will complete an extensive laboratory-based research project in the heart of our state-of-the-art Life Sciences building and research groups. We will offer you an opportunity for a year in employment placement, for those who want to gain experience in an industrial setting.


Typical modules include: Year 1: Chemistry of Life, Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Physiology, How to Think Like a Scientist, The Human Genome and Disease Year 2: Cell Biology, Flow of Genetic Information, Immunology, Infection and Inflammation, Global Health. Year 3: Biofilms and Microbial Communities, Cancer Chromosome Biology, Global Health, Plant Cell Biology, Evolution. Year 4: Advanced Library Project 1, Advanced Research Project, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Current Research, Data Management and Generalised Linear Modelling for Biologists. For full list of all modules available, please visit the course page.

Assessment method

The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures, classes and tutorials, coursework, individual and group projects and independent learning (studying on your own). We’ll assess you using: coursework, laboratory reports and essays, design and problem-solving exercises, individual and group projects, oral presentations and written exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English Language (or GCSE English), Mathematics and Science (minimum grade C/4). We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5Band C: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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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

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Biomedical Sciences at University of Southampton - UCAS