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Staffordshire University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B900

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

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.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Microbiology

Our Biomedical Science degree provides you with the essential skills required by professional biomedical scientists at our purpose designed Science Centre.Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree can lead to a wide range of exciting careers in biomedical sciences. Youll 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, youll 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 and completion of the registration portfolio, which will make you eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration when you graduate. On successful completion of study, we will issue:BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Life Sciences and Education

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.

Microbiology and cell science

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
27%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D

After graduation


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Microbiology and cell science

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Natural and social science professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

If you want a career in microbiology, then this is the degree to take. The recession hit the job market for microbiologists particularly badly, but things have improved very significantly since then, and microbiologists are now amongst the most employable biological sciences graduates. We don't produce many graduates in the subject every year and a lot take further qualifications on graduating. Microbiology graduates who want to leave the lab can find jobs in most industries - not just in health and hospitals, but in the food and drink, water and ecology sectors, too.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Microbiology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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