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Manchester Metropolitan University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: C740

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include minimum grade C at A2 in Biology (must include a Pass in the Biology practical assessment), Human Biology or Grade C at A2 in Applied Science. Other Sciences may be considered. General Studies is not accepted.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science/ Medicine/ Dentistry/ Pharmacy) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5.

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

DMM

BTEC in a relevant subject (Applied Science).

UCAS Tariff

104-112
87%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Over the course of our Biomedical Science degree, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the biological principles that relate to the workings of the human body, as well as the characteristics and diagnosis of disease leading to possible therapeutic interventions.

After gaining a solid grounding in the principles of biomedical science, you’ll move on to specialist topics, acquiring the in-depth understanding and advanced techniques vital for professional practice. That means you’ll study a range of areas, from cell and molecular biology, physiological systems and research skills, to blood science, cellular science, and techniques and applications in biomedical science, to name but a few.

In your final year, you’ll get the chance to develop your own particular interests with a major project. With our excellent facilities and close links with local hospitals, by the time you graduate you’ll be ready for the next stage of your career.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**
- Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology.

- Our pioneering research in Lifelong Health and Ageing, Microbiology, Vascular Biology and musculoskeletal science & sports medicine has led to important advances in diagnosis and care.

- We have high-spec teaching and research laboratories with specialist equipment, including a point-of-care testing and clinical skills laboratory, blood biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control and exercise performance laboratories, and a purpose-built facility for the advanced practical study of physiology.

- Our £3m Biomedicine Research building houses one of the few magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to be found outside a hospital setting.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Department of Life 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 not otherwise specified

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Therapy professionals
9%
Health associate professionals
4%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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