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University of Cumbria

Biomedical Sciences

UCAS Code: C910

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Must be science based, need to pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

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

MMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C-A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

96-120

Must include A level Biology at grade C or equivalent

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical sciences

You’ll ultimately be prepared for a future investigating the diseases which attack the human body, and be ready to play a part in advancing modern medicine with our biomedical course.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

You'll learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research - ultimately, so you can make a difference to people’s lives through the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the future. You won’t just secure your academic knowledge through lectures - you’ll be putting on your lab coat to learn with hands-on sessions in our new laboratories.

- Gain a sound knowledge of immunology, cell and molecular biology to biochemistry and pharmacology

- Study laboratory-specialist subjects - clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology and clinical genetics

- Hone research and laboratory skills, crucial for your future as a scientist

- Learn in our new laboratories

- Work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research

- Develop all the skills and techniques required for diagnosis and research into disease

- Kept up-to-date with topical developments in the biomedical industry

You’ll be based in Carlisle, within 20 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. And, you'll be close to the spectacular North West coastline, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.

The knowledge and experiential skills you achieve on this course will pave the way for a career in medical research, hospital and government laboratories, pharmaceutical and biotechnological research and development. So, our course really will enable you to gain the academic knowledge and sound lab skills you need for a future in Biomedical Science.

Modules

The degree has a diverse range of modules which aim to provide you with in-depth knowledge of the human form. In the first year of your study the taught modules are: Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Introductory Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Practical Laboratory Science and Introductory Microbiology and Immunology. These modules will provide you with a grounding in the scientific principles from which you will progress to Year 2. Year 2 modules: Human Genetics, Biochemical Pathways, Pharmacology and Physiology, Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Medical Microbiology and Infection and Immunity. Year 3 Modules: Dissertation (research project), Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion Science, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience plus an optional 20 credit module.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Science and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


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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.

£22,126
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Health professionals
46%
Therapy professionals
1%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
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