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University of Derby

Biomedical Health

UCAS Code: C110

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

At least a grade C at A level in Biology (or equivalent qualification)

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at least a grade C at A level in Biology (or equivalent qualification). We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.

87%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Biomedical sciences

**Place yourself at the forefront of medical research advances. Your knowledge of human disease, diagnosis and treatment will equip you for roles in the NHS, health charities and the biomedical sector.**

**KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:**

- **RANKINGS:** Biosciences at Derby is ranked number one in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching and feedback, Guardian University Guide 2020.

- **ACCREDITATION:** This course will receive accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology on graduation of its first cohort in 2019.

- **IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE:** This course focuses on the latest advances in medical research aimed at preventing ill health and prolonging life. We will provide you with a firm grounding in human physiology and anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, medical microbiology, human diseases, environmental health and global health, helping you to understand the basis of human disease, diagnosis and treatment.

- **BROAD UNDERSTANDING:** As well as exploring factors which impact health such as nutrition, smoking, air pollution and alcohol/drug abuse, we will also deepen your awareness of the social, economic and governmental driving forces and policies which are transforming global public health.

- **RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:** There is the opportunity to apply – on a competitive basis – to be involved in the scientific research being carried out by our human health team. This experience will give you an insight into your future career and help you to stand out in a competitive job market.

- **FACILITIES:** Develop vital scientific skills in our newly-upgraded learning facilities. They include high-specification laboratories with modern instrumentation and specialist containment facilities for the growth and manipulation of bacteria and viruses as well as the sequencing and characterisation of DNA.

- **EXPERT TEACHING:** All of our Biomedical Health teaching team are active human health researchers as well as experienced teachers, so your studies will be informed by the latest developments and innovative thinking.

**WHAT YOU'LL COVER:**
- As the course progresses, we place greater emphasis on relating the knowledge you have gained to scientific research. You will gain first-hand experience of laboratory research in the later stages of the course, conducting and reporting on substantial scientific investigations. You'll be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, and laboratory practical experience.

**HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:**

- You’re assessed using a range of written assignments, including portfolios, practical reports, and data analysis, as well as computer-based assessments, poster presentations and seminar presentations.

**YOUR CAREER:**

- As one of our graduates, you’ll be equipped with skills which put you at the forefront of advances in medical health. You’ll be well prepared for careers in medical research, health charities, medical and biotechnology industries and the government health sector. Your knowledge will also be invaluable in areas such as analytical consultancy, biological sales and scientific writing. This course is an excellent foundation if you want to progress to postgraduate degrees in subjects such as medicine and dentistry.

**STUDY OPTIONS:**

- This course is also available with a Foundation Year option.

- This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Life Sciences

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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

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
99%
high
Employed or in further education
54%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Therapy professionals
25%
Health professionals
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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