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Birmingham City University

Biomedical Sciences

UCAS Code: C900

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Must include one of Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology at Grade B Subjects excluded - General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.

60 credits overall in a Science related pathway. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. The remaining 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Within the level 3 credits, a minimum of 24 must be achieved at merit or distinction including 18 in science or health subjects. Must have Mathematics and English Language GCSE at 4 or equivalent prior to application. GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications must be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

A,A-E,E

Must include one of Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science or Psychology at Grade B subject excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma. Minimum 112 points required

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE 3 subjects at grade 4 must include Mathematics, English language and science subjects. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Acceptable equivalent qualifications: - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Science, Applied Science - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Science, Applied Science - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - Math and English - Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number or Communication

HNC (BTEC)

P

Relevant subject.

HND (BTEC)

P

Relevant subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

IB Diploma with 28 points from the IB overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis At least one Higher Level subject with grade 4 or above from Group 4 And Grade 4 in Maths (Standard Level) And English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Maximum of 5 x Highers to achieve 112 tariff points minimum Must include Health, Social or Science related subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents. Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

In Applied Science Subjects excluded Early Years Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D,M,M

Applied Science (not including Early Years).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

In Applied Science subject excluded Early Years

In Applied Science (not including Early Years). Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.

Maximum of 5 Scottish Higher and 3 Advances Higher at Grade C Must Include Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

UCAS Tariff

112
83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Delivered in new, state-of-the-art facilities at City South Campus, you’ll develop a range of practical and analytical skills to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career. Taught by a dedicated team of scientists with teaching and research expertise covering the whole range of biomedical sciences disciplines, the course offers a unique insight into human life processes, starting at molecular and cell level, and progressing to systems physiology. An emphasis will be on the global impact of disease and infection, and the strategies of the global community to develop new disease detection, prevention and treatment strategies.
Throughout the course, you'll gain competencies in key transferable skills that will enable you to access a range of employment and further study options. You'll have the opportunity to enhance these skills during work-based placements or research-focused projects, enabling you to gain valuable real-life skills and improve your employability. ‘

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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