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Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Biomedical Science

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Course summary

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Biomedical scientists play a leading role in developing our knowledge of human illness. As a biomedical science student here at Solent, you’ll build a detailed understanding of the causes of human disease and how these diseases produce symptoms. You’ll also explore the way that disease can affect human cells, tissues, and the body as a whole. Our expert teaching teams will help you to develop the skills required to succeed in biomedicine. You will be supported to develop practical and analytical skills, exploring the latest technologies and experimental treatments. You’ll learn to undertake biomedical science research that can lead to the development of new diagnostic procedures or therapeutic intervention strategies. You’ll also look at the way that advances in technology can support the self-management of health. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to study in our bespoke laboratory facilities. These have been created specifically to support small groups of students as they build their portfolio of lab experience. Your competency will be developed through practical classes and reinforced by our virtual learning environment. Professional development and reflective practice assignments ensure that you are able to apply what you have learnt. Employability sits at the heart of our teaching. An individual final year research project and work-related laboratory assignments mean that you’ll graduate feeling ready to take the next steps in your career. You will work with biomedical science practitioners and other professionals throughout all three years of the course. We are seeking accreditation from the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). As a graduate from an accredited biomedical science programme, you will have a strong foundation of scientific knowledge coupled with proven technical skills. This provides a starting point for a wide-range NHS, pharmaceutical or biotechnology careers. Registering as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is required for many NHS careers. The IBMS Registration Training Portfolio must be completed in an IBMS accredited laboratory following graduation from Solent. Learn from biomedical science practitioners and other visiting professionals throughout all three years of your course. Graduates leave this course well prepared for a scientific career. What you learn will be relevant to a wide-range of NHS, pharmaceutical or biotechnology roles: Biomedical scientist Forensic scientist Healthcare scientist Microbiologist Physician associate Laboratory technician Pharmaceutical technician Research scientist Toxicologist To be considered for this course you will usually need to have studied at least one scientific subject at level 3 (A level or equivalent). Candidates should be passionate about scientific research and the study of disease.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Cell Biology and Genetics Fundamental Biochemistry Blood Sciences Microbiology and Immunology Scientific Skills Human Anatomy and Physiology YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Cell and Molecular Biology Clinical Biochemistry Advanced Blood Sciences Cellular Pathology Research Methods and Professional Development Infection and Immunity YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Biology of Disease Medical Microbiology Clinical Genetics Pharmacology and Toxicology Research Project

Assessment method

This course is assed via a mix of written exams (25%), practical exams (25%) and coursework projects (50%). Where possible, coursework projects relate directly to the professional working environment. Practical exams are typically conducted in the University’s specialised biochemistry and biology labs.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeBS01
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points From A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD or equivalent qualifications. Including A Level Chemistry or Biology or equivalent qualification. GCSE English and Maths grade C / grade 4 or above
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits 60 Credits, 45 Merit Level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications

Applicants are required to have GCSE English and Maths grade C / grade 4 or above and A Level Chemistry or Biology or equivalent qualifications.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Biomedical Science at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS