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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Master of Science - MSci years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

120 UCAS points from at least two A levels (including at least 32 points in Biology) or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable Chemistry and Biology modules.) The study of Chemistry is useful, but not essential. We accept AS Levels. We do not accept General Studies. Or 104 UCAS points from three A levels (including at least 32 points in Biology) or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable Chemistry and Biology modules.) The study of Chemistry is useful, but not essential. We do not accept General Studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Gain the skills and knowledge required to become a biomedical scientist. You learn how to apply the latest biological science to fields such as medical diagnosis of disease and illness, and research into causes and treatment of disease. You begin by studying the science underlying the core disciplines of biomedical science, including human anatomy and physiology, cell biology and bioanalytical methods. In the second year, you focus more specifically on the core disciplines of biomedical science, such as immunology and microbiology as well as general pathology and core biomedical and molecular biology topics. In your final year, you cover major biomedical science subjects such as cellular pathology, microbiology and the blood sciences. You are taught using a case based approach so you can understand how theory relates to practice. You also undertake a research project. Previous project titles include • the pro-apoptotic effect of rhubarb juice extracts on leukaemia cell lines • identification and detection of MecA antibiotic-resistant determinants in isolates from different hospital environments. The optional transfer to the MSci qualification is aimed at those students wanting to pursue a career in research and is suitable for students who achieve good results during years one and two. The course covers all key disciplines within biomedical science as it fulfils the requirements specified by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) for accreditation. Placements and work experience You are encouraged to apply for a placement to put what you’ve learnt into practice. We have excellent links with a range of NHS hospitals such as • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals • Sheffield Children's Hospital • Rotherham General Hospital and organisations such as Hammersmith Medical. There are also placement opportunities for those interested in a career in industry or research, for example at Abbot Diagnostics, University of Sheffield research laboratories or Quotient Bioresearch. The biomedical science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and approved as a preliminary qualification for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You must register with the HCPC before you can work as a biomedical scientist in a hospital laboratory. Completing an appropriate hospital pathology placement during this course can lead to the IBMS Certificate of Competence, which enables you to register with the HCPC after you graduate.


**Year one modules**- • introduction to biomedical science • human physiology and anatomy • cellular biology, biochemistry with microbiology • bioanalytical methods • professional and scientific practice 1 **Year two modules**- • biology of disease • biomedical investigative techniques • molecular biology and biochemistry • immunology and microbiology • professional and scientific practice 2 **Year three**- • optional work placement - leading to academic assessment via the final year professional and scientific practice 3 module. **Final year core modules**-• cellular pathology and infection • blood sciences • professional and scientific practice 3 • research project **Final year options**- • applied biochemistry • bioethics and human genetics • bioinformatics and human genetics • neurobiology • pharmacology **MSci year (optional)**- • research methods and statistics • research projects

Sheffield Hallam University

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Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
32% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
330 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21.7k MED
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are therapy professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These statistics refer to the prospects of graduates from a range of degrees including environmental health, counselling and occupational therapy, but the numbers of students taking these subjects tend to be quite small. Occupational therapy is an exception, with 1,060 degrees awarded in 2015. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. We don't have enough occupational therapists to meet demand in the UK and numbers training are falling, so if you're looking at a role in the health sector this is a good option to consider.
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