Biomedicine with Research Placement at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Curious about the science of genetic disorders and chronic diseases? Interested in starting a career researching and creating tomorrow’s ground-breaking vaccines and treatments? Our Biomedicine with Research Placement BSc(Hons) degree prepares you for all that and more, with a focus on the biology of human disease. You’ll also learn about biochemistry, pharmacology, and genetics, which will prepare you for a range of career options in pharmaceutics, clinical analysis, or research. Why Study Biomedicine with Research Placement BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? This course equips you with the ability to: • Delve into how bodily functions at a cellular, tissue and whole-body level change due to diseases. • Consider how biomedicine assists with healthy ageing. • Explore the biology of common and rare genetic disorders, as well as infectious diseases in temperate and tropical climates. You’ll gain relevant real-world experience and be taught by leading doctoral-level academics through lectures, seminars, and sessions. These will be supplemented by the chance to gain hands-on experience using modern, scientific instruments in our specialist biological science labs. Following your first two years, you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills to the test in a compulsory and supervised Research Placement Year. During this placement year, you’ll: • Experience working in an active research environment in a lab within the University or within the industry in the UK or internationally. • Explore employment opportunities within organisations related to your studies. • Network with potential employers and construct work experience profiles to prepare for a future biomedicine career. This course prepares you for a variety of potentially exciting careers in a range of fields in the industry, as well as for future study. You’ll be able to work in clinical analysis, the NHS, medical genetics, pharmaceuticals and more. Professional Bodies This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology and accreditation is reviewed on a regular basis. As a student on this course, you’ll be able to apply for undergraduate membership of the Biochemical Society and The Physiological Society (UK). You’ll also be eligible for student affiliate membership of the Royal Society of Biology and upon successful graduation be eligible to apply for one year associate membership, this can help open up networks at a crucial time when applying for jobs. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


This first year comprises: • Research Skills • Molecular and Cellular Biology • Biochemistry 1 • Physiology 1: Structure and Function • Medical Pharmacology • The World of Microbes. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a series of lectures and workshops alongside laboratory practicals and practice visits, as well as directed personal study. Online learning will also be used which you’ll be able to access from any computer in your own time. Your progress will be assessed in written exams, essays, short tests, portfolios, and oral presentations. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition you must have GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Science Extended Degree (BCF0) - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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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 £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Biomedicine with Research Placement at University of Huddersfield - UCAS