Experts trained in biomedical science have recently discovered, designed and developed novel lateral flow tests and vaccines to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Our Biomedical Science degree will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to join these experts and contribute to the future of scientific testing and study of disease. On this course, you’ll gain a solid understanding of how the human body works, studying the molecular, cellular and organ-level processes that take place. You’ll also learn about the pathological changes that occur in disease and compounds that can be measured to aid diagnosis, as well as some of the latest technologies being applied by biomedical scientists to improve diagnoses and treatments. In your final year you’ll carry out your own research project and look at how research can be applied to commercial settings. Practical aspects of laboratory diagnosis and treatment are fundamental to the course. You’ll study the mechanisms underlying disease and how to apply this understanding to diagnosis and treatment while developing the practical laboratory skills needed to pursue a biomedical science career in a range of disciplines. You’ll learn and practise these essential practical skills through teaching sessions in our new purpose-built laboratory facilities using specialist scientific equipment. Alongside laboratory training, you’ll also consider the variety of computer techniques involved in bioinformatics and how they are applied across the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. You’ll be taught by research-active academics and be able to conduct research alongside these biomedical science experts as part of your degree. Professional placements Your academic teaching and learning are fully integrated with relevant work placement activities and opportunities, helping you gain suitable work experience and prepare you for your career after graduation. Placement opportunities may be in a range of settings including hospital laboratories, private diagnostics laboratories, public health, bioinformatics, scientific publishing or within schools or other education settings. Career opportunities Our Biomedical Science degree aims to prepare you for work as a laboratory or non-laboratory-based scientist across the public, private and voluntary sectors. You could pursue a biomedical science role in the NHS, in hospital laboratories or research positions, but opportunities also exist in the veterinary, industrial and food industries, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology sector or in public health. Other career routes may include scientific writing, scientific intellectual property, science-specific sales and marketing, education or teaching. You could also consider postgraduate academic research or further study in an area that you find of interest.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Biomedical Science Skills; Molecular Biochemistry; Systems Physiology; Cell Biology and Microbiology; Molecular Medicine; Clinical Immunology and Microbiology; Haematology and Transfusion Science; Chemical and Cellular Pathology; Integrated Pathobiology.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
Applicants from outside of the UK must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in reading, listening, speaking and writing, unless they have since been educated in the UK.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.