Biomedical Science at Bath Spa University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our practical, lab-based Biomedical Science degree prepares you for a career where you can make a difference.

  • Explore the molecular basis of disease and how this can be used in healthcare.
  • Learn through a multidisciplinary approach that includes physiology, biochemistry and psychology.
  • Develop the knowledge and practical skills you'll need for biomedical and life sciences careers.
Biomedical science is at the heart of diagnosing, monitoring and treating disease. It's also key to the development of new drugs and treatments. On our Biomedical Science degree, you'll learn how the human body works, exploring the cellular, molecular and genetic basis of disease. You'll gain the practical skills needed to succeed in a wide range of biological and medical science careers, such as hospital laboratory work, roles in research, or in industry. Drawing on content from across the life sciences, and with the option of a placement year, this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to contribute to whichever branch of biomedical science you wish to follow. The course is aligned with the specific and vocational requirements detailed in the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Biomedical Sciences, ensuring that you'll develop the expertise needed for professional practice.


Course structure - year one You'll be introduced to the essentials of anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, and microbiology as well as cell biology and genetics. We focus on practical sessions to reinforce theoretical knowledge in the different areas, and help you develop confidence in key practical lab skills. You'll also gain a foundation in academic writing, data collection, analysis and communication. Course structure - year two You'll work on a team project with a focus on research and how to design and conduct experiments to address a scientific question. You'll continue to develop your understanding of different branches of biomedical science, with haematology, immunology and biochemistry being taught alongside pharmacology and toxicology. There will also be options to study broader areas such biotechnology and microbiology. You'll have the option to complete a work placement, giving you real world experience of the biomedical sector. Course structure - year three You'll cover fundamental topics such as clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology, genetics and immunology, all while you look in depth at mechanisms of disease. You'll complete an independent dissertation project, using your research and practical skills to investigate a selected biomedical topic. The dissertation includes elements of project management, completing appropriate ethical and risk assessments, logistical planning and detailed data analysis.

Assessment method

There are a wide range of assessments including practical report writing, essays, investigative reports, blogs, group and individual presentations, lab skills assessments, interpretation tests and exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 £16905 Year 1
International £16905 Year 1

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Biomedical Science at Bath Spa University - UCAS