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Main entry requirements
112 UCAS points at A2, including Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or Applied Science. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted
112 UCAS points, including Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or Applied Science. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted
Applied Science; Distinction in Unit 6 Using Mathematical tools in science OR Unit 7 Mathematical Calculations for Science OR Unit 8 Using Stats for Science. and Distinctions in any 3 of the following modules: Unit 11: Physiology of Human Body Systems Unit 12: Physiology of Human Regulation Unit 13: Biochemistry and biochemical technique Unit 15: Microbiological techniques Unit 16: Chemistry for biology technicians Unit 18 Genetics and genetic engineering Unit 19: Practical chemical analysis Unit 20: Medical physics techniques Unit 21: Biomedical science techniques Unit 22: Chemical laboratory techniques Unit 43: Diseases and infections Health and Social Care (Health Sciences); Distinctions in any 2 of the following modules: Unit 22: Research Methodology for Health and Social Care Unit 34: Human Inheritance for Health and Social Care Unit 35: Introduction to Microbiology for Health and Social Care Unit 36: Communicable Diseases Unit 37: Defence against Disease Unit 43: Technology in Health and Social Care Services
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
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 offers92%
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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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Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which is essential for employment in hospital pathology laboratories, this course involves the study of health and disease and provides an in-depth understanding of how the human body functions during normal and diseased states. You’ll develop a range of laboratory based and theoretical skills associated with sound scientific practice. As a graduate you can work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories in hospitals and other medical institutions or work in areas such as toxicology. Graduates can work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories in hospitals and other medical institutions or work in areas such as toxicology. They can also pursue careers in research (post graduate study), teaching and marketing or management within biomedical-related industries. Graduates have also gone on to pursue further studies in dentistry or medicine. The Institute of Biomedical Science accredits all our courses – this is essential for employment in hospital pathology laboratories. Approximately 60% of our full-time graduates go onto work within the NHS and over 90% of our sandwich students gain employment within the NHS. We have a graduate who is a trainee medical scientist at Leeds Teaching Hospital whilst others are biomedical scientists at hospitals such as Royal Blackburn Hospital, Cheltenham General Hospital, Royal Bolton Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospital and Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Other graduates are employed by universities as research associates.
Year 1: Research Skills, Introduction to Pharmacology, Biological Chemistry and Foundation Mathematics, Integrative Biological Sciences, Introduction to Healthcare Sciences, Elective Year 2: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Investigation of Disease, Practical Skills and their Application to Diagnostic Analysis, Physiological Systems, Biostatistics, Cellular Investigation, Systems Pharmacology Year 3: Biology of Disease, Immunology, Current Practice in Cell Science, Molecular Biomedicine, Current Practice in Clinical Biochemistry, Current Practice in Haematology, Current Practice in Clinical Microbiology, Group of Individual Research Project
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