Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Sciences

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Course summary

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Learn about how the human body functions in both health and disease, and discover how advances in biomedical sciences have helped in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of illness. You will have the opportunity to carry out many of these techniques for yourself in our purpose-built modern laboratories. At the end of your first year of study, you can choose to continue your multidisciplinary studies in biomedical sciences and gain a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences award by studying modules such as: Infectious Diseases, Biology of Cancer, Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Immunology, Neuroscience, Medical Genetics and Blood Diseases. Or you can choose to study for a combined degree award by specialising in one of our four specific pathways: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Biochemistry Pathway) Study the biochemical interactions within the body, and the diagnosis of biochemically related diseases. Year 2 and Year 3 modules: Enzymatic Biochemistry, Metabolic Biochemistry, Clinical Immunology and Clinical Biochemistry. BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Biotechnology Pathway) By looking at the biological process involving genetics and gene technology you will learn about the molecular advances in the treatment of disease and the processes used to make treatments. Year 2 and Year 3 modules: DNA Technology, Introduction to Biotechnology, Medical Genetics and Medical Biotechnology. BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacological Sciences Pathway) Discover how different drugs are used for the treatment of diseases and what effect they have on the body. You will also develop your understanding of pharmacological principles and how they inform the development of drugs. Year 2 and Year 3 modules: Medical Pathophysiology, Pharmacological treatment of Disease, Advances in Pharmacology and Neuroscience. BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology Pathway) You will study the various types of pathogen that cause infectious disease, and the strategies they use to attack the body. You will learn how to how to diagnose them and also the treatments available. You will also look at the global burden of infectious disease and the various worldwide initiatives underway to try and control this challenging threat. Year 2 and Year 3 modules: Medical and Environmental Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Global Topics in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Immunology. Biomedical Sciences Laboratories Housing modern IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, contemporary facilities for our students, including a range of biochemical, microbiological, molecular and physiological analysis equipment. Accreditation This course is currently pending accreditation with the Royal Society of Biology.

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Human Physiology
  • Immunology & Haematology
  • Microbial World
  • Practical Skills and Study Skills
  • Principles of Pharmacology
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Professional and Scientific Practice
  • Physiology and Metabolism
  • Medical Pathophysiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunological Disorders
  • Transfusion Science
  • Human Genetics
  • Research Methods in Biosciences
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Enterprise in Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Genetics
  • Biology of Cancer
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Blood Diseases
- Project

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 codeB900
Institution code L27
Campus nameCity CampusC
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. A minimum of 40 points at A Level or equivalent must be from a Science, Physical Education or Sports Science subject. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Biomedical Sciences at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS