Leeds Beckett University

Biomedical Sciences (Physiology and Pharmacology)

Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: BB12
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2015
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

300

£9,000

82%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Anatomy, physiology & pathology
HIGH 98% LOW 91% MEDIUM £19.7k
Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
No Data No Data No Data

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

No entry details provided

Biological Science at grade B.

Scottish Highers None stated
BTEC Diploma None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 300 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

Our physiology/pharmacology course concentrates on how the human body functions in health, how different drugs are used for the treatment of diseases and what effects they have on the human body. You will be shown how knowledge of pharmacological principles can be used in the development of drug products which are of potential benefit in treating disease.

Modules

We don't have any module info yet.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

25%
74%
1%

Year 2

28%
72%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
42%
56%
2%

Year 1

46%
46%
8%

Year 2

6%
87%
7%

Year 3

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett is a fantastic university and one of the largest in the UK. It leads the field in many of its courses, particularly sport, with top facilities and university sports teams. Based between two campuses within Leeds, the union's bars and societies are the main student hubs, interacting perfectly with the city's vibrant nightlife. The uni even has sites in India and south-east Asia.

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

1% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

20% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

69% of students are female

Achievement

62% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

340 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.

Physical Education/Sports Science

74%

Most common grade was A (41%)

General Studies

56%

Most common grade was C (30%)

Biology

69%

Most common grade was C (34%)

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 100%
Student score HIGH 98%

Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

97%

Feedback on work has been prompt

95%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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 LOW 91%
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £19.7k

Graduates who are therapists

8%

Graduates who are health professionals

4%

Graduates who are therapy professionals

23%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats here cover not just anatomy, physiology and pathology courses, but also neuroscience and physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is more popular than the other four subjects combined. So, a lot of the data you’re looking at is really for physiotherapists, who have a slightly lower unemployment rate than the other subjects in this topic, having seen job prospects improve significantly in the last 12 months. Anatomy and physiology graduates often take further study – usually moving on to a medical degree, whilst pathology graduates tend to go into work. Physiotherapy graduates mainly go straight into work, and a majority got into physiotherapy roles within six months of graduation in 2012, either in hospitals or private practice. If you fancy working for yourself, physiotherapists are rather more likely than the average graduate to start their career self-employed.

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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 No Data
Student score No Data

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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 No Data
Average graduate salary No Data

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As only a relatively small number of students study pharmacology or toxicology, these statistics refer most closely to the graduate prospects of pharmacy graduates, so bear that in mind when you review them. Only a handful of students take first degrees in pure toxicology every year – the subject is more popular at Masters level. Pharmacology is in demand with the pharmaceutical and medical industries alike and there are some worries about whether the UK is producing enough graduates, though of late, unemployment rates have actually been a little high. Jobs in pharmacology are often very specialist and so it’s no surprise that pharmacologists are amongst the most likely of all students to go on to a doctorate – if you want a job in research, start thinking about a PhD. As for pharmacy, although there have been some concerns expressed about whether opportunities have kept pace with a subject that has rapidly increased in popularity, unemployment rates are ultra-low and over 95% of working pharmacy graduates had jobs as pharmacists (mostly as retail pharmacists) six months after they left their courses; telling you that these are degrees in demand.

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