University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year

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Course summary

Biomedical scientists diagnose illnesses, analyse how effective treatment is and help in identifying outbreaks of infectious diseases. Choose Biomedical Science at Kent because:

  • our Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RBS)
  • you receive extensive practical training in our world-class laboratories, with opportunities to work on live research projects in your final year
  • your lecturers are active researchers and innovative teachers, so you are taught the most up-to-date science in a stimulating and supportive environment
  • we have a dedicated careers and placements team to help you prepare for life after Kent and are ranked 5th for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2021
  • we have excellent links with our local NHS trust, Public Health England and the pharmaceutical industry, including GSK, MedImmune and Aesica Pharmaceuticals.
This wide-ranging degree gives you the chance to discover where your interests lie. You study genetics, molecular and cellular biology, human physiology and disease, metabolism, immunology, haematology and blood transfusion, and pathogens. You can also choose modules in areas such as the biology of ageing, neuroscience, virology and cancer biology. In your final year, you complete your own research project. You spend a year working in the NHS, government labs or the pharmaceutical industry. Many placements pay a salary and you’ll gain relevant experience which will benefit you in your final-year studies and when applying for jobs after graduation.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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