University of Derby has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Place yourself at the forefront of medical research advances. Your knowledge of human disease, diagnosis and treatment will equip you for roles in the NHS, health charities and the biomedical sector.
KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:
RANKINGS: Biosciences at Derby is ranked number one in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching and feedback, Guardian University Guide 2020.
ACCREDITATION: This course will receive accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology on graduation of its first cohort in 2019.
IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE: This course focuses on the latest advances in medical research aimed at preventing ill health and prolonging life. We will provide you with a firm grounding in human physiology and anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, medical microbiology, human diseases, environmental health and global health, helping you to understand the basis of human disease, diagnosis and treatment.
BROAD UNDERSTANDING: As well as exploring factors which impact health such as nutrition, smoking, air pollution and alcohol/drug abuse, we will also deepen your awareness of the social, economic and governmental driving forces and policies which are transforming global public health.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: There is the opportunity to apply – on a competitive basis – to be involved in the scientific research being carried out by our human health team. This experience will give you an insight into your future career and help you to stand out in a competitive job market.
FACILITIES: Develop vital scientific skills in our newly-upgraded learning facilities. They include high-specification laboratories with modern instrumentation and specialist containment facilities for the growth and manipulation of bacteria and viruses as well as the sequencing and characterisation of DNA.
- EXPERT TEACHING: All of our Biomedical Health teaching team are active human health researchers as well as experienced teachers, so your studies will be informed by the latest developments and innovative thinking.
WHAT YOU'LL COVER:
- As the course progresses, we place greater emphasis on relating the knowledge you have gained to scientific research. You will gain first-hand experience of laboratory research in the later stages of the course, conducting and reporting on substantial scientific investigations. You'll be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory practical experience.
HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:
- You’re assessed using a range of written assignments, including portfolios, practical reports, and data analysis, as well as computer-based assessments, poster presentations and seminar presentations.
- As one of our graduates, you’ll be equipped with skills which put you at the forefront of advances in medical health. You’ll be well prepared for careers in medical research, health charities, medical and biotechnology industries and the government health sector. Your knowledge will also be invaluable in areas such as analytical consultancy, biological sales and scientific writing. This course is an excellent foundation if you want to progress to postgraduate degrees in subjects such as medicine and dentistry.
This course is also available with a Foundation Year option.
- This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.
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!
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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
International students should have an undergraduate degree (2:2 or above) in a Biosciences related subject or an international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you will need to hold IELTS 6.0 or above.
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at least a grade C at A level in Biology (or equivalent qualification). We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.|
|A level||BBB||At least a grade C at A level in Biology (or equivalent qualification)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
|Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test (SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|