London South Bank University

Biomedical Science London South Bank University Degree level: Undergraduate


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This is a unique and innovative multifaceted programme designed for students wishing to pursue careers in laboratory-based biomedical research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, or in Science policy, and regulatory professional bodies, as well as for students wishing to study medicine after graduation. The course is designed to equip the students with the skills required for these career pathways. The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science is mapped to the accreditation requirements of the IBMS.

Optional modules include, but are not limited to, Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Law, Drug design and Development and Intellectual property rights. Together with the wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge of human health and disease these optional modules will pave the way for students to faster employability. According to PROSPECTS that derived information from Higher Education Statistics Agency (Feb 2018), more than 50% of biomedical science graduates were employed in the UK within 6 months of graduation, while most of the remaining chose to study further. Thus, this degree opens wide options and the students with an accredited degree have a promising career.

The programme is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop technical skills linked directly to relevant placements and real-world experiences. This approach will be further reinforced by an opportunity to spend a “sandwich year” in an industrial/NHS laboratory or governmental organization placement, thus improving future job prospects for the students. Key features of this course are its interdisciplinary nature, and its research-based teaching. Additionally, LSBU committed significant financial investment to establish a biomedical research lab equipped with state-of-the-art technologies for high-throughput drug screening and high content imaging used in biomedical and pharmaceutical research.

Course details


Year 1: Core Modules.
Chemistry for Life
Biology of the Cell
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Genetics and Molecular Biology

Year 2: Core Modules
Human Haematology and Immunology
Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Cellular Pathology and Imaging
Skills for Biomedical Scientists
In addition, two optional modules will be selected by the students, one in semester 1 and one in semester 2, according to their choice of career pathway.

Year 3: Core Modules
Clinical Biochemistry and Blood Transfusion
Clinical OMICS and Precision Medicine
Project (40 credits)
In addition, two optional modules will be selected by the students, one in semester 1 and one in semester 2, according to their choice of career pathway.

How to apply

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points
A level BCC to include Biology and a second STEM subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM to include a Biology profile
Access to HE Diploma D: 18 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 39 credits
including 12 credits in Science related subjects

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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London South Bank University
103 Borough Road

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