University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Science (Including Placement Year)

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Course summary

From cancer-screening to blood transfusions, from infections to genetic diseases; Biomedical Scientists research the causes and diagnosis of diseases and the effectiveness of the medicines that cure them. You apply the concepts of biochemistry and cell biology to the study of health and disease in the human body. Our multidisciplinary approach means you learn skills that are at the forefront of advances in medical research. At Essex, our research focuses on genetic diseases, infection and immunity, and age-associated conditions such as cancer. On our BSc Biomedical Science, you study areas including:

  • The human immune system
  • Pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria
  • Haematology and blood transfusion
  • Cell pathology
  • Mechanisms of neurological diseases
You discover the molecular basis of cellular dysfunctions, and describe modern strategies to diagnose and treat them. Visit our biomedical science subject page for more information and content.

Course details

Modules

Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B999
Institution code:
E70
Campus name:
Colchester Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
42%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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
EU £21050 Year 1
International £21050 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £21050 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2023-24 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Biomedical Science (Including Placement Year) at University of Essex - UCAS