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Make a difference to humanity by studying a Biomedical Science BSc at Roehampton. Here you will discover life processes, health, disease, treatment and prevention.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
You will gain a strong scientific foundation in the biological aspects of health and disease ready for a career in the health sciences. This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
You will develop your knowledge in the essential functions of life by studying cell biology and molecular biology. You will gain an understanding of pharmacology, the branch of medicine concerned with the use and effect of drugs, and immunology, which studies all aspect of the immune system. There is also an opportunity to explore the relationship between nutrition and health.
To support your studies, you will have access to modern, well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities for DNA analysis, high performance liquid chromatography, electrophysiology, microbiology, light and electron microscopy. You will also have free access to computer suites equipped with subject specific software, and support for your work from a team of specialist laboratory and IT technicians. Research collaborations with many of London's hospitals and medical schools facilitate visits, projects and access to specialist libraries.
We offer a range of interesting modules such as ‘Introduction to Human Disease’, which looks at the immune system and patterns for diseases or ‘The Brain in Health and Disease’, which explores recent developments in brain imaging and theories on brain plasticity, the ability for the brain to modify its structure in response to change.
In your first year you will take core modules covering the foundations of the biomedical sciences, including general and biological chemistry, cell and molecular biology, nutrition, and human disease. A module on practical methods introduces a wide range of biological and biochemical techniques and develops laboratory skills, including the use of computer systems to present and analyse data. In the second year, you will build your knowledge of human health aspects and study modules that focus on specific subjects such as pharmacology and toxicology, molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology and immunology. In your final year, you will undertake a research project and study more advanced medical subjects, such as medical microbiology, molecular genetics, and practical methods in haematology, microbiology, histology and biochemistry.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||A level pass required in Biology or Chemistry. GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade C, or 4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Must have science content. Maths GCSE grade C or 4 required|
Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate-entry-requirements/
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with a minimum of 5.5 in each band|
|PTE Academic||51.0||with no less than 51 in any band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80.0||with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20|
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at email@example.com to clarify.
English Language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|