Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year at University of Kent - UCAS

University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year

Course summary

Biomedical science is the fundamental building block of medical practice. Without a deep understanding of the body, healthcare practitioners cannot diagnose and treat illnesses and diseases, such as cancer. At Kent, we equip you with the skill set you need for a successful career within the world of biomedical science or beyond. Biomedical Science with a Foundation Year is an excellent conversion course for applicants who don't meet the academic requirements for direct entry but have shown academic ability in non-science subjects. Accreditation Our Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). Our four-year Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year programme has Advanced Accreditation. Students graduating from RSB recognised courses are eligible for associate membership and are entitled to two years’ membership at half price.

  • Hear from Biomedical Science student, Nivedita and academic, Dr Jill Shepherd, as they talk about the course and what it’s like to be a Biomedical Science student at Kent:
  • Find out about our ground-breaking research and how it’s impacting the world we live in:
  • Gain real-world experience, with behind the scenes visits to hospitals, that will highlight how you could use your skills.
  • Focus on your future with the chance to take a paid Summer Studentship after your second year, giving you valuable hands-on experience in our research labs.
  • Study in industry standard laboratories, with our well-equipped facilities, providing an excellent environment for teaching and research.
  • Get involved with science outside of the lab by joining Kent BioSoc. This student-run society holds a seminar series, academic talks, trips and social events.
Sandwich Year Tailor your degree to suit you with a sandwich year where you’ll work in industry for a year, giving you the chance to put into practice the skills you’ve learnt and build important connections. Taken between your second and final years, the sandwich year provides an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience in industry in the UK or abroad. During your placement you are paid by your employer and produce an independent research project. From 2025 this course will be called Biomedical Science with a Year in Professional Practice


Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: The Molecules of Life Enzymes and Introduction to Metabolism Molecular and Cellular Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology I Skills for Bioscientists Genetics and Evolution Biosciences Academic Advising and Skills Development I Optional modules may include: Biological Chemistry B Biological Chemistry B Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Molecular Genetics Bioscience Skills: Developing as an Independent Scientist Clinical Diagnostics Drugs and Disease Immunology Optional modules may include: The Microbial World Neuroscience Professional Practice Year Year 3 Compulsory modules currently include: Pathogens and Disease Haematology and Blood Transfusion Research Project Optional modules may include: Science Communication and Public Engagement  Frontiers in Virology and Immunology Applied Bioinformatics and Genomics Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Cancer Biology and Therapy Biology of Ageing

How to apply

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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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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

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Student Outcomes

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Go onto work and study

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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 £22700 Year 1
International £22700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year at University of Kent - UCAS