Biomedical Science at University of Sussex - UCAS

Course summary

94% of our research overall in Biological Sciences was assessed to be world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021) About the course Biomedical Science is at the heart of medical breakthroughs. That’s why this subject is vital to the world. From Year 1, you get hands-on practical experience in our labs. Later on in your course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore real human specimens in our anatomy laboratory classes. The course is flexible, and you can tailor your degree to your interests and career aspirations. You’ll be inspired by our modules exploring topics such as cancer, infectious diseases and vaccine development, and genomics and bioinformatics. Throughout your time at Sussex, you’ll develop your practical, analytical, problem-solving, communication and technical skills. You’ll learn via lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars. Your teaching is underpinned by the research of our internationally renowned group of experts. They work at the forefront of biomedical research. You’ll be supported in a friendly community of scientists in the School of Life Sciences, as well as staff from Brighton & Sussex Medical School and NHS Trust. Many Biomedical Science students aim to specialise in a branch of Medicine. This is why we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for Medicine at Brighton & Sussex Medical School, if you meet certain criteria. When you graduate, you’ll have the data-handling and analytical skills for a wide range of science and science-related careers. Outside of Medicine, our graduates have taken on a variety of jobs in fields including:

  • biomedical science
  • biotechnology
  • pharmaceutical research
  • nutrition
  • physiotherapy.
And in addition, in your integrated Masters year, you gain a strong theoretical and practical foundation for a career in – or related to – research. You’ll spend a semester working on an individual research project in one of our Biomedical Science research teams. In this year, you’ll develop advanced skills in technical, analytical and scientific communication skills. 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.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Including at least 5.5 in each component. We accept IELTS One Skills Retake. We do not accept IELTS Online.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills. We do not accept the PTE Academic Online test.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing. We do not accept TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition.

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 £25000 Year 1
International £25000 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