What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications. A Level Applicants should be studying Biology (predicted Grade C or above). BTEC or equivalent applicants should be studying Applied Science.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
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.
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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Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree can lead to a wide range of exciting careers in biomedical research. You’ll study in our purpose-built Science Centre under the guidance of specialist academics. Our expertise includes clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology, clinical immunology, cellular pathology and molecular diagnostics. A high proportion of your class contact time will be in the laboratory. Towards the end of Year 1, you’ll be able to apply for a competitive place on our Applied Biomedical Science route. Ideal if you are looking to become a registered biomedical scientist with the NHS, this route involves taking a 14-week clinical placement alongside your studies and enables you to complete the Registration portfolio. Doing this could make you eligible for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration when you graduate. The course is accredited by The Royal Society of Biology and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IMBS). Many graduates from our Biomedical Science degree have become registered biomedical scientists in hospital diagnostic laboratories – in specialised areas such as microbiology, immunology, clinical biochemistry and with the Blood Transfusion Service. Further study on research degrees is also a popular choice for many of our graduates, while others have taken on roles in biomedical and clinical research. Recent graduates have also secured employment with the Paterson Cancer Research Laboratories, Redx Anti-Infectives and Cobra Biologics.
Year 1 units include Introduction to Scientific Practice, Molecules to Cells, Biology of Organisms, Professional Practice for Biomedical Scientists, Biological Processes. Year 2 units include Professional Practice and Placement, Human Biochemistry and Physiology, Genetics and Cell Biology, Infection Science, Public Health. Once on this course, students may apply to transfer to a limited number of places on the Applied Biomedical Science BSc course (placements are offered by local hospitals and allocated following competitive interviews). This Applied route is accredited by the IBMS and has HCPC approval. Year 3 projects include Research Project, Cellular Pathology, Medical Genetics, Haematology and Transfusion Science, Human Infectious Disease, Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Immunology.
Staffordshire University puts students at the heart of everything it does, boasting impressive learning and social facilities across its campuses. Two brand new student spaces have just opened - one a 24-hour facility where students can relax, study or meet with friends. Our demographic has a diverse mix of students of all ages; in 2012 an entire family graduated here on the same day.
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