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Kingston University

Biomedical Science (Foundation)

UCAS Code: B948

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

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Any subject considered.

A pass in any Access Course would be deemed suitable for entry onto this programme.

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

PP

Any subject considered.

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

PPP

Any subject considered.

UCAS Tariff

32

UCAS points from 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Why Choose Kingston**
– This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). If you complete the IBMS Training Portfolio as well, you can apply to register as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
– You’ll gain first-hand experience of a busy research or diagnostic laboratory.
– This course gives you the opportunity to do an industrial placement, gaining a head start in your future career.

**About the Course**
This course is ideal if you are interested in laboratory investigation and the monitoring of diseases. It will introduce you to biological and chemical principles, to molecular and cell biology, physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, and relevant laboratory techniques.
You’ll study specialised aspects of biomedical science, particularly the nature and effects of human disease. You’ll examine microbiology, immunology and the cellular pathological changes in conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Theoretical and practical modules cover clinical chemistry and haematology, clinical immunology and medical microbiology.
In your final year you’ll also independently research a subject that interests you. This might include a laboratory-based project, data analysis of survey information or systematic review of scientific literature.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Year 0: CX3005 Computer programming; SX3006 Mathematics For Science; SX3001 Scientific Investigation & Skills; SX3002 Biology; SX3003 Chemistry; CX3001 Technical Investigation & Skills ;CX3002 Mathematics for Computing; CX3003 Mathematics; CX3004 Computer Systems; SX3007 Environment Science & Geography; SX3005 Sport Science
Year 1: LS4001 Genes, Cells and Tissues; LS4002 Biochemical Foundations of life ; LS4003 Scientific and Laboratory Skills; LS4004 Human Physiology
Year 2: LS5005 Medical Physiology with Research Methods; LS5008 nfection and Immunity; LS5009 athobiology; LS5001 Molecular Biology of the Cell; LS5002 Proteins & Metabolism
Year 3: LS6005 Clinical Chemistry and Haematology (Blood Sciences); LS6006 Clinical Immunology and Medical Microbiology ; L6007 Clinical Applications of Biomedical Sciences; LS6014 Project

Assessment methods

Teaching includes lectures, practicals, case studies and tutorials.

Assessment includes coursework exercises, presentations, poster presentations, reports, tutorials and end-of-module exams.

Tuition fees

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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:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Biomolecular Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Subjects allied to medicine

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Health associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Engineering professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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