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University of Bedfordshire

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: BC99

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Must include a science subject

112 - 120 UCAS Tariff points. Must be in a science subject.

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

DMM-DDM

Must be in a science subject.

112 - 120 UCAS Tariff points. Must include a science subject.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

Must include a science subject

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Others in biosciences

Almost everyone in the UK will benefit at some point in their lives from disease diagnosis expertise. This IBMS accredited course provides a sound base in the laboratory sciences used to diagnose or investigate diseases, preparing you for a range of careers. Study normal life processes and the pathological changes that occur in disease. Keep up to date with current developments with guest lectures by biomedical science experts from institutes and hospital laboratories. Gain experience in techniques - such as problem based learning (PBL) for disease diagnosis - commonly used in medical schools. Our Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) degree provides an excellent base to pursue a career in hospital laboratories, pharmaceutical industries and/or postgraduate entry into medical science related courses.

Modules

Year 1;

Essential Skills in Biosciences
Microbiology and Biochemistry
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Chemistry and Molecular Genetics
Year 2;

Human Metabolism and Genetics
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Skills and Cellular Pathology
Physiology, Haematology and Transfusion Science
Year 3;

Clinical Biochemistry and Biology of Disease
Molecular Biology and Human Genetics
Applications of Immunology and Microbiology
Biomedical Science Research Project

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

School of Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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Others in subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

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35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

Others in biosciences

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.

84%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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