Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: B990
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

340

£9,000

82%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Others in subjects allied to medicine
MEDIUM 83% MEDIUM 90% MEDIUM £18k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

AAB

Two from Biology,Geography, Mathematics, Physics,Psychology, Environmental Science, Computing or IT.

ABBBB

Specific subjects required

No entry details provided

DDD-DDM

35

16 points from best three HL courses.

UCAS tariff points None stated

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

The real story about entry requirements

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 £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

82%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

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

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 course provides a thorough grounding in the theory and laboratory techniques associated with biomedical science - a subject 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, the course is a very structured scheme in which all modules are compulsory. It is designed to focus on the key aspects of modern day biomedicine. It is ideal for students with a broad interest in human life processes and disease as teaching places an emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
50%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

40%
60%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). More info

Lancaster University

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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

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & 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

2% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

64% of students are female

Achievement

49% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

380 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

General Studies

63%

Most common grade was C (25%)

Chemistry

83%

Most common grade was B (36%)

Biology

93%

Most common grade was B (44%)

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 96%
Student score MEDIUM 83%

Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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 MEDIUM 90%
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £18k

Graduates who are therapists

7%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are therapy 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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