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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

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

English Language or English Literature at grade C Maths at grade C Science at grade C

UCAS Tariff

112

From three A levels (including at least 32 points in Biology) or equivalent BTEC national qualifications in Applied Science to include suitable biology modules. The study of Chemistry is useful, but not essential. We do not accept General Studies. We will consider a combination of qualification types. BBC at A Level including A level Biology. DMM 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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

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

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Bioanalytical Methods 20 credits
Cellular Biology And Biochemistry With Microbiology 20 credits
Humans: Genes, Anatomy And Physiology 20 credits
Introduction To Biomedical Science 20 credits
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs 20 credits
Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skills 20 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Biomedical Investigations 20 credits
Genes To Proteins, Biochemistry In Action 20 credits
Immunology And Microbiology 20 credits
Pathological Basis Of Disease 20 credits
Professional And Scientific Practice 2 40 credits
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Professional And Scientific Practice 3 20 credits
Final year
Compulsory modules
Blood Sciences 20 credits
Cellular Pathology And Infection 20 credits
Research Project 40 credits
Elective modules
Applied Biochemistry 20 credits
Bioethics And Bioinformatics 20 credits
Bioethics And Human Genetics 20 credits
Bioinformatics And Human Genetics 20 credits
Neurobiology 20 credits
Pharmacology 20 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework
Exams
Practicals

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
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

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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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)

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B
B

After graduation


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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?

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