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University of Huddersfield

Medical Biology with Research Placement

UCAS Code: C132
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Biology
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
83% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A,B,B

including a minimum grade B in Chemistry and Biology, plus another A Level. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

Not Available

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.

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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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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

Explore cellular biology and molecular genetics and lay down the foundations for a fulfilling career in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry or other healthcare specialism on our Medical Biology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) degree. The search for new ways to diagnose and treat diseases is one of the most challenging and exciting areas of science. Studying with us could be your first step to becoming part of the teams that could be making dramatic breakthroughs in the coming decades. This course follows the same framework as the Medical Biology BSc(Hons) degree, but with the additional benefit of having Advanced Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology. When you’ve successfully completed this degree, you'll also be able to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology (AMRSB).* So if you’d like to study on a course with a supported research placement in the third year and an independent seal of approval, then the Medical Biology with Research Placement BSc(Hons) could be a great choice for you. In the early stages of this course, you’ll study alongside other biological sciences students on certain modules, building up your knowledge to enable you to investigate advanced topics further down the line. Topics such as molecular genetics, immunology and cancer. Through lectures, seminars and specialised lab sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from our expert staff who all have doctoral-level expertise in their subjects and experience across the biological sciences. During your research placement in the third year, you’ll really be able to put your knowledge to the test, pick up invaluable skills for your future career and boost your employability to help you hit the ground running after graduation. And as an extra bonus to add to your CV, if you choose to study on this course you'll be able to sign up for student undergraduate Associate Membership of the Biochemical Society and the Physiological Society (UK).

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Biochemistry 1; Chemical and Physical Principles of Biology; Physiology 1: Structure and Function; The World of Microbes; Research Skills. Year 2 Core modules: Molecular Biology; Physiology 2: Control and Integration; Medical Pharmacology; Epidemiology and Public Health; Research Skills 2. Option modules: choose one from a list which may include - Cell Biology; Biochemistry 2; Genomes and Evolution. Year 3 - research placement year - supervised Research Experience - the aim of this module is to encourage you to apply your knowledge, skills and techniques gained during the first two years of your degree to your own supervised research project in a professional research environment. The placement is usually 48 weeks in duration. Final year Core modules: Research Project; Cancer Biology; Immunology and Infection; Medical Genetics. Option modules: choose one from a list which may include - Applied Molecular Genetics; Genomics; Advanced Physiology.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

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 94%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Staff value students' opinions

88%

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
337 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
26% 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 83% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.8k LOW
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession was tough on biology graduates, and although the jobs market has improved for them - a lot - it's still not back to where it was a few years ago. If you want a career in biology research — and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). A lot of graduates also take 1 year Masters courses to specialise in this wide and deep subject - most students take a standard biology course for their first degree and then specialise in subjects like ecology, conservation or marine biology later. Hospitals, universities, biotech firms, zoos and nature reserves and clinical and scientific testing are common industries of employment for biology graduates.
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