Biomedical Science

University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Biomedical Science is the in-depth study of human biology in both normal and disease states. This course provides you with detailed understanding of the causes of human disease, how these produce symptoms and the effects of disease on the structure and function of human cells, tissues, and the whole organism. Students learn both current techniques used in the study of human diseases in the NHS, and innovative technologies under development for experimental treatments. The University of Bradford is in the top 50 universities for research in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with world class researchers undertaking the research-informed teaching. Recent investment in the Digital Health Zone allows students to access the latest techniques in digital anatomy and pathology, including carrying out digital dissection using technology only available in six UK Universities. Bradford was the first University in the UK - and one of the first in the world - to introduce an undergraduate degree course in Biomedical Science. The School of Medical Sciences here at Bradford has continued to pioneer high-quality new developments in Biomedical Science education and it is recognised both nationally and internationally for the excellence of its course and graduates. The School staff are heavily involved in research, with staff recognised for their invaluable contributions at both national and international levels. This knowledge and research experience contributes significantly to the quality of both the course and the overall student experience. Professional Accreditation One of the many advantages of the course is its accreditation by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Course details


Year 1: Cell and Tissue Biology (core), Developing Professional Skills 1 (core), Human Genetics and Developmental Biology (core), Human Physiology 1 & 2 (core), Introductory Biochemistry (core), Introductory Microbiology (core) Year 2: Clinical and Analytical Biochemistry (core), Developing Professional Skills 2 (core), Immunology, Haematology and Transfusion Science (core), Medical Microbiology (core), Molecular Genetics (core), Pathology (core) Year 3: Biology of Disease (core), Medical Genetics (core), Research Project (option), Research Topics 2 (option), Research Topics in Cancer Biology I (option), Research Topics in Haematology I (option), Research Topics in Medical Biochemistry I (option), Research Topics in Medical Cell Biology I (option), Research Topics in Medical Microbiology I (option), University Elective (option)

Assessment method

The teaching and assessment strategy takes into consideration the learning outcomes for the programme, progression through stages of study, the nature of topic studied and the need for you to demonstrate greater autonomy in your learning as you progress through the programme. Coursework assignments will give you the opportunity to gain experience in report writing and data handling and interpretation. As you progress you will have the opportunity to demonstrate increasing skills of analysis, synthesis and criticism through a wide variety of assessment strategies, including written and oral examinations, report writing, case studies, group work, essays, including a dissertation, oral presentations and the project report. The project report provides a major opportunity to demonstrate autonomy in data handling and critical interpretation in a research context.

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

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Course codeC900
Institution code B56
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points 120 UCAS tariff points to include A Level Biology or Chemistry at grade B, plus GCSE English, Maths and two Sciences at grade C or 4.
A level BBB 120 UCAS tariff points to include A Level Biology or Chemistry at grade B Please note we accept Extended project points but not General Studies.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant Science subject to include 6 of the following units passed at Merit: Physiology of Human Body Systems Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques Microbiological Techniques Chemistry for Biology Technicians Genetics and Genetic Engineering Practical Chemical Analysis Biomedical Science Techniques Chemical Laboratory Techniques Industrial Chemical Reactions Chemical Periodicity and its Applications Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry Physiological Investigations Diseases and Infections
Access to HE Diploma As UCAS tariff - must be in a Science subject and include a minimum of 12 credits of Biology or Chemistry at Distinction.
Scottish Higher As UCAS tariff to include Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry at grade B. Applicants should also have a broad range of Ordinary subjects at Grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Chemistry or Biology at grade 6, one other subject at grade 6 and a third subject at grade 5. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English Language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

Additional entry requirements



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 £18420* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biomedical Science at University of Bradford - UCAS