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De Montfort University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B940
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in Biological Sciences
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects and must include Human Biology, Biology or Chemistry at grade C or better

Scottish Highers
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120 points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with Chemistry; Biology or Human Biology at grade C.

BTEC Diploma
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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science

UCAS tariff points

Points must come from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects and must include Human Biology, Biology or Chemistry at grade C or better

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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


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.

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Tuition fee & financial support


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

Biomedical science is the term for the investigations carried out on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients. It is an exciting opportunity to put scientific knowledge into practical use and perform a key role within medical healthcare. The Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) will give you a fundamental understanding of cell and organ function, cellular biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, and the disease processes in specialised subjects, as well as the basic analytical skills of modern biomedical science. As a continually changing, dynamic profession the course can lead to long-term career prospects in management, research, education and specialised laboratory work. Biomedical scientists are employed in organisations such as: the NHS and private-sector laboratories; the World Health Organisation; the National Blood Authority; the Medical Research Council; the veterinary sector; the Health and Safety Executive; university and forensic laboratories; pharmaceutical and product manufacturers; HM Forces; various government departments; and many more. 97% of our biomedical science graduates seeking to enter employment or further study are successful within six months of graduating (DLHE 2014/15). For more information please visit our website dmu.ac.uk/biomedicalscience


FIRST YEAR: Basic Microbiology for Biomedical Science; Basic Anatomy and Physiology; Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Chemistry for the Biosciences; Professional and Quantitative Skills. SECOND YEAR: Molecular Genetics and Genomics; Biochemical Disease Processes; Organ Systems Physiology; Inflammation and Immunobiology; Professional Skills 2; Research and Diagnostic Techniques; Optional sandwich work placement year. THIRD YEAR: Clinical Biochemistry; Histopathology and Cytopathology; Immunopathology; Medical Microbiology; Transfusion Science; Haematology, Research and Innovation (Project).

De Montfort University

Welcome to De Montfort University

The £136 million campus transformation at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve. DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study by the Times Higher Education magazine.

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What do the numbers say for

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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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?

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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