Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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
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
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
|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|
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||80 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee 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.
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