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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
94% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 UCAS points at A2, including Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or Applied Science. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS points, including Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science or Applied Science. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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

UCAS tariff points

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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

University of Central Lancashire

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UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
71% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
354 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals


Graduates who are caring personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These statistics refer to the prospects of graduates from a range of degrees including environmental health, counselling and occupational therapy, but the numbers of students taking these subjects tend to be quite small. Occupational therapy is an exception, with 1,060 degrees awarded in 2015. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. We don't have enough occupational therapists to meet demand in the UK and numbers training are falling, so if you're looking at a role in the health sector this is a good option to consider.
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