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Sheffield Hallam University

Biomedical Sciences

UCAS Code: B940

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma from a relevant QAA-recognised Access to HE course which has mainly biology and chemistry related modules, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at distinction level

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including mathematics, English language or literature and a science subject.

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

MMM

Applied Science / Medical Science / Forensic Science Unit 8 plus two of the following: 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 20

UCAS Tariff

96

96 UCAS points from three A levels (including at least 24 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. BBC at A Level including A level Biology. MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science). A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Biomedical sciences

- Gain the skills and knowledge required to become a biomedical scientist.

- Apply the latest biological science to fields such as medical diagnosis of disease and illness.

- Research the causes and treatment of disease.

- Choose to transfer onto the MSci qualification.

- Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.

Gain a broad-based education in biomedical sciences, its application and an insight into the impact of biomedical science within the clinical setting and scientific industry.

Optional transfer to the MSci qualification is aimed at students wanting to pursue a career in research and is suitable for students who achieve good results during years one and two of the BSc route.

**How you learn**

You experience a vibrant, challenging and supportive range of learning activities as you progress through the course. The overall aim of the programme is to give you sound preparation for a career in biomedical science.

**You learn through**

- lectures and seminars

- workshops

- laboratory classes

- mini-projects

- work placements

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There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. 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. If you study abroad or do your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.

**Networking opportunities**

We have extra-curricular career-focused activities such as careers and job fairs, employer events, mentoring schemes, internship opportunities, volunteering and leadership awards.

Modules

**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

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Coursework
• Written assignments
• Tests
• Group work
• Laboratory work

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Therapy professionals
25%
Health professionals
3%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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