Biomedical Science

University of Sussex

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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About the course At Sussex, you develop the knowledge and practical skills to tackle human diagnosis, disease and treatment. You learn from a range of experts - from those at the forefront of genetics research into cancer treatments to NHS Trust and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) faculty. And with our guaranteed interview scheme for Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), the clinical skills you develop make this course a perfect pathway to studying medicine. Your integrated Masters year means you develop advanced research skills through specialist research modules and working with one of our research teams on a major project. MSci or BSc? We also offer this course as a three-year BSc. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.

Course details

Modules

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC709
Institution code S90
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level AAB - AAA A-levels must include Biology and another science (from Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Statistics or Physics). You will also normally need to pass the separate science practical assessment in Biology. If you are not able to take the science practical assessment, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade 5 in each (or grade B).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma will need to be in Applied Science (Biomedical Science Pathway) or the former BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Applied Science with substantial numbers of modules in Biology and Chemistry related topics. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade 5 in each (or grade B).
Access to HE Diploma Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 24-27 credits at Distinction. You will need substantial amounts of Level 3 credits in Biology and another science subject or to have taken A-level Biology alongside the Access course. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) English, Mathematics and two Science subjects with grade 5 in each (or grade B).
Scottish Higher AAABB - AAAAA Highers must include Biology and another science, with at least grade B in each. Ideally, you will have one or both of these sciences as an Advanced Higher. You will also need Scottish National 5 in English and Mathematics with grade B in each.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 36 points This score should be from the full IB Diploma. You will need a Higher Level in Biology and another Higher Level science subject (from Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) with grade 6 in one and 5 in the other.
Extended Project We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at [email protected]

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Including at least 6.0 in each component.
PTE Academic62Including at least 56 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT)88TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

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 £22550 Year 1

Additional fee information

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Biomedical Science at University of Sussex - UCAS