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Manchester Metropolitan University

Healthcare Science (Life Science)

UCAS Code: 2N60

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

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 122 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

BTEC in a relevant subject to include 60 credits at Merit from relevant Science units.

UCAS Tariff

120
40%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Applied biology

On completion of this programme, you will gain the professional qualification required for registration as a biomedical scientist. The programme builds on the core values of the NHS Constitution and fully prepares students for the challenges of healthcare science practice.

We offer specialist routes in blood sciences, cellular sciences, genetic sciences and infection sciences. You will study an academic core of biological sciences and specialist learning specific to the route you choose.

You will specialise in life sciences (biomedical science) and team up with other health professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Knowledge, clinical training and skills required for professional practice are attained across all three years.

You will complete a total of 50 weeks on assessed, work-based clinical placements during your degree.

All applicants are required to pass a medical examination and receive vaccination required for working in medical fields. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service certificate is required for all students, completed through the University early in the course. As part of the selection process, shortlisted candidates must attend an interview in person. This degree is not available to overseas applicants.

This course is accredited by Health Education England and the Institute of Biomedical Science and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Features and benefits of the course:
- On completion of this degree course you will gain the professional qualification required for registration as a biomedical scientist working in the NHS or private sector.

- You will benefit from guidance from approachable and supportive academic staff and professional expertise from experienced clinical staff.

- This degree has been developed according to the latest guidance from the Department of Health and all routes are accredited by Health Education England and the Institute of Biomedical Science and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

- You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including specialist equipment for research in genetics, cell biology, nutrition, orthopaedics, gerontology, exercise science and the advanced, practical study of physiology. We also have a new clinical skills laboratory and a ground-breaking point of care testing suite.

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

- Our research in allied health professions was placed 12th in the UK for power according to the Times Higher 2014.

- £565,000 was awarded from the Medical Research Council to investigate muscle weakness in older age.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Healthcare Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Applied biology

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.

Biology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
328

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Others in biosciences

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Customer service occupations
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Biological and sport sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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