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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Biomedical Science (3 Years or 4 Years including Foundation)

UCAS Code: B900

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two C grades to include Biology and an *equivalent Science (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

112 points, other grade combinations accepted

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language, Maths and Science. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language, Maths and Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

Including 5 in Biology and an *equivalent Science at Higher level (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered, to include H2 in Biology and an *equivalent Science. Minimum grade H4 considered within points (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Applied Science with sufficient content in Biology and one other Science.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Applied Science with sufficient content in Biology and one other Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Applied Science with sufficient content in Biology and one other Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Applied Science with sufficient content in Biology and one other Science.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two D grades including Biology and an *equivalent Science (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)

UCAS Tariff

112

To include two C grades at A level in Biology and an *equivalent Science; or equivalent (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

112 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades CC, to include Biology and an *equivalent Science (*equivalent sciences include Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography). Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Biological sciences

Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree is designed to enable students to develop, integrate and apply scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to the multi-disciplinary investigation of human disease and disorders, such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Department:

Department of Biomedical Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Natural and social science professionals
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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