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London Metropolitan University

Medical Bioscience

UCAS Code: C900

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Typical offer CCC (96 UCAS points from two or more A levels) including a grade C from Biology and Chemistry.

Total of 60 credits (45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2) from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject with passes in Level 2 Maths and Communications. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths. Must include biology and chemistry.

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

MMM

A BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D

A minimum of 99 UCAS points, including four passes at Higher level at grade C (or above).

UCAS Tariff

96
80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

**Why study this course?**

This undergraduate degree is taught in our £30 million Science Centre and offers an array of study options including bioinformatics and molecular modelling, systems pathology and virology. This gives you a deep understanding of the scientific basis of health and disease. With medical bioscientists in great demand, the course equips you for a career in areas such as medical and allied research institutes, health agency laboratories, bio-analytical forensic units and the pharmaceutical industry. You also have the option undertake a 15-week work placement as part of the degree course.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

On your journey to becoming a medical bioscientist, you’ll study both medicine and biology to gain a better understanding of human health. Subjects such as molecular modelling and pharmacology will allow you to explore the ways your theoretical knowledge can be put to practice to fight sickness and disease.

In your first year you’ll gain a broad knowledge of all relevant scientific principles including anatomy, biology, biochemistry and physiology. As you progress through the course, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise, with fascinating modules such as bioinformatics – developing software to analyse biological data – and medical genetics, the study of hereditary disorders, on offer.

As well as developing a strong understanding of scientific theory, you’ll get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, which is equipped with 280 workstations. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a 15-week work placement in your final year, during which you’ll be exposed to the industry and gain valuable experience for your CV.

**What our students say**

“The best thing about the course is that it was so interesting. Because the degree was fun, it was much easier and more enjoyable to learn new skills and information. The lecturers were very professional. They were all intelligent and great teachers, with their own individual styles; some of them were extraordinary.”
National Student Survey

Assessment methods

Your practical skills will be assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the project module. Your data handling skills will be assessed through practical reports, problem-solving exercises, information abstracting and reviewing exercises, poster presentations and seminar presentations.

You'll receive regular, supportive feedback throughout the course.

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:

Holloway

Department:

Biosciences

TEF rating:

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