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Main entry requirements
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.
% applicants receiving offers79%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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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 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.
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