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London Metropolitan University

Biomedical Science (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: B902

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Why study this course?**

Our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will prepare you for study at undergraduate level, while providing you with scientific knowledge of biomedical science and disease processes.

This four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0) is ideal if you can’t meet the entry requirements or don’t hold the traditional qualification needed to enter the three-year undergraduate degree. On graduation you’ll receive the same title and qualifications as those who study the standard biomedical science course.

**More about this course**

On our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons), we'll help build your knowledge and understanding of the molecules, structures, systems and processes that underpin normal cell, tissue and body functioning. You'll be able to critically evaluate and develop ideas on issues, methodologies and processes within the biomedical science field.

During your degree you’ll be supported by experienced tutors and a number of other services at the University to help you settle in, progress academically and prepare for your future career. You’ll learn in an environment that is designed to foster confidence and motivation that will help you to succeed in your studies and beyond.

The foundation year is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge base in key disciplines, such as biology and chemistry, which is required throughout the biomedical science degree course. You will share this year with students from other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to learn alongside students with different academic interests and perspectives on the topics you study.

On completion of the foundation year, you’ll join students from the three-year biomedical science degree and study the same content. To learn more about the subsequent three years of your study visit the Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) course page.

If, at the end of your foundation year, you find yourself wanting to specialise in a different area of human sciences, there will be flexibility to do so.

Modules

Example modules in Year 0 include:

Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Scientific Studies

Example modules in Year 1 include:

Anatomy and Physiology
Biochemistry
Cell and Molecular Biology
Chemistry (for Bioscience)
Laboratory Science

Example modules in Year 2 include:

Blood Science
Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry
Infection Science
Methods of Bioanalytical Analysis
Tissue Science
Ethics for Science
Infection Control
Parasitology
Work Placement

Example modules in Year 3 include:

Advanced Blood Science
Advanced Infection and Tissues Science
Project
Systems Pathology
Applied Immunology
Genomics
Medical Genetics
Sandwich Placement
Virology

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Human 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.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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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
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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