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University of Bath

Biomedical Sciences

UCAS Code: 55TG

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,B

AAA or A*AB in three A levels including A in Biology and Chemistry If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. A level Alternative offer AAB AAB in three A levels including grade A in Biology and Chemistry plus one of the following: Grade A in an EPQ Grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

36 credits at Distinction A pass in the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Science and Engineering), with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 30 credits achieved at Distinction from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) units, of which at least 9 credits must be from Biology units and 9 credits must be from Chemistry units.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D2,D3,M1

D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 **D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including grade D3 in Biology and Chemistry. Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer D3, D3, M1 D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including grade D3 in Biology and Chemistry plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Biology and Chemistry. We cannot accept Standard Level Chemistry for this course. If you are not studying Biology at Higher Level and you are taking it at Standard Level we may be able to consider you for this course. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Chemistry plus 7 in the Standard Level Biology.

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

D*DD

D*DD D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF). We are able to consider the above qualifications in Applied Science. It is important that you are covering enough of our essential and preferred optional units to make sure that you have sufficient Biology and Chemistry preparation for our course. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application. You must also have achieved a grade B or 6 in GCSE Mathematics. If you are taking ‘Unit 7: Mathematical Calculations for Science’ as part of your BTEC (QCF) qualification, then we can consider you with a grade C in GCSE Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Advanced Highers AA in two Advanced Highers including Biology and Chemistry plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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79%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Gain an understanding of human health and the causes, prevention and treatment of disease. You’ll be prepared for roles in biomedical research.

This course is for you if you’d like to work in a field that tackles global health challenges such as curing cancer and Parkinson’s disease. You’ll be trained to be a research scientist of the future by exploring aspects of modern biosciences related to humans and medical research.

The curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including human genetics and genomics, physiology, cancer biology, pathology, anatomy, immunology, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and pharmacology. This course has been developed with the Department for Health at Bath to give you a greater exposure to subjects in human biology.

In the first two years, you will study a set of core units from the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Health. This will give you a broad practical knowledge base of biomedical sciences and is enhanced in the second year with optional units.

In the final year, you will have the opportunity to carry out a research project within either the Department of Biology & Biochemistry or Health. You'll also be able to choose from a broad range of final year units.

This course has a research career focus and is not intended for subsequent registration by the Health and Care Professions Council. Instead, you will develop fundamental scientific and experimental skills, preparing you for work as a practical scientist in biomedical research.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Biology and Biochemistry

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Subjects allied to medicine

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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
98%
med
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Health professionals
7%
Natural and social science professionals
1%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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