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Biomedical Sciences Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Biomedical sciences forms an important component of medical science, informing, supporting and improving human healthcare and medicine. It is a broad based degree providing students with a graduate level understanding of how to effectively analyse and interpret results to support the diagnosis, montoring, treatment and prevention of disease.

You will gain an understanding of the theories, concepts and principles relevant to a range of different disciplines within biomedical sciences as well as the wider application of these to address societal needs. You will develop the skills to evaluate relevant scientific literature to understand how evidence-based decisions may be made in biomedical sciences and ultimately to conduct and interpret your own biomedical science research.

Year three provides the option to seek that all-important chance to experience some essential and fascinating insights for your future career by completing a 30-week placement. Biomedical science is a rapidly growing area of study and graduates are highly sought after by a diverse range of organisations, not only medical, but those involved in other scientific and related technical research and development.

Course details

Modules

You will study a number of units including Biological Research Skills, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Introduction to Molecular Genetics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Immunology, Advanced Skills for Biomedical Science, Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biomolecules, Epidemiology and Infection along with a number of optional units.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
Access to HE Diploma 102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers
Extended Project Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points 28 - 31 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D 104 tariff points (Grade D*D)
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D 104 tariff points (Grade D*D)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850.

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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