Lancaster University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B990
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2016
Ucas points guide

340-360

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Subjects
  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB-AAA

To include 2 science subjects and Chemistry to at least AS Grade C

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 340-360 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and provides a thorough grounding in the theory and laboratory techniques associated with Biomedical Science - dealing with the study of life processes within the context of human health and disease. Taught jointly with clinical and biomedical staff from local hospitals, our Biomedical Science degree is a very structured scheme in which all modules are compulsory.

Modules

Year 1: Molecules of life; cell structure and function; genetics; biotechnology; protein biochemistry; anatomy and tissue structure; impact of microbes; infection and immunity; hormones and development; human physiology; skills in biomedical and life sciences; experimental design and data analysis; introduction to biomedical sciences; biomedicine and society; diagnosis in biomedical science. Year 2: Biochemistry; cell biology; medical microbiology; genetics; clinical biochemistry; cellular pathology; haematology and transfusion science; practical physiology. Year 3: Cell signalling 1; cell signalling, transport and disease; cell cycle and stem cells; medical genetics; immunology; ethics in biomedicine; environmental pathogens; cancer; pathobiology; enhancing a employability and career potential; biological sciences research project.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
72%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

60%
40%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). http://www.ibms.org/go/qualifications/ibms-courses/accreditation

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 98%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

95%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
62% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
420 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

7%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

21%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These statistics refer to the prospects of graduates from a range of degrees including environmental health, counselling and occupational therapy, but the numbers of students taking these subjects (with the exception of occupational therapy) tend to be quite small. Job prospects overall, though, are better than average. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. The graduates of 2012 tended to get jobs in related areas - not surprisingly, occupational therapy being the most important job - but they also went into a whole range of other job sectors, too. Graduates from these courses can be pretty flexible.
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