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University of Dundee

Biomedical Sciences

UCAS Code: B900
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
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Subjects should include A-Level biology and chemistry, plus GCSE mathematics at C

Scottish Highers

Subjects should include Higher biology and chemistry, plus mathematics (Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

IB Diploma at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5 to include biology and chemistry, plus Standard Level mathematics at grade 4. A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 114-136 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

Biomedical Sciences encompasses a broad range of inter-related life sciences disciplines. These concern the structure and function of the human body in health and disease. Biomedical scientists research new and improved ways to diagnose and treat human diseases. These contribute to improvements in human health and wellbeing in general. Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on laboratory teaching, and you will be encouraged to see how the blending of field and laboratory based research is essential to the training of a properly rounded biomedical scientist. Top-rated research staff are involved in planning and teaching our degree programmes, and recent research developments are reflected in our teaching, particularly at the advanced levels. At Dundee the biomedical sciences focus on: - the structure and normal function of the human body - the effects of disease and ways to prevent and treat disease - the study of anatomy in relation to health, disease and human identification - the study of physiology from the molecular level to that of the whole organism - understanding how the brain and nervous system function in health and disease - understanding how drugs work.


University of Dundee

Campus Green

We're an established university with a progressive and dynamic outlook. Never complacent, we constantly strive to build on our achievements: investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research and developing new ways of e-learning. Everything you need can be found on campus, although the attractions of the city are only a few minutes away.

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 96%
Student score 87% HIGH
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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
84% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
463 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.8k MED
Graduates who are elementary sales occupations


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


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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