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University of Roehampton

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B940

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

120

2017 A level required in Biology or Chemistry. GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade C

97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Counselling

Make a difference to humanity by studying a Biomedical Science BSc at Roehampton. Here you will discover life processes, health, disease, treatment and prevention.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

You will gain a strong scientific foundation in the biological aspects of health and disease ready for a career in the health sciences. This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

You will develop your knowledge in the essential functions of life by studying cell biology and molecular biology. You will gain an understanding of pharmacology, the branch of medicine concerned with the use and effect of drugs, and immunology, which studies all aspect of the immune system. There is also an opportunity to explore the relationship between nutrition and health.

To support your studies, you will have access to modern, well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities for DNA analysis, high performance liquid chromatography, electrophysiology, microbiology, light and electron microscopy. You will also have free access to computer suites equipped with subject specific software, and support for your work from a team of specialist laboratory and IT technicians. Research collaborations with many of London's hospitals and medical schools facilitate visits, projects and access to specialist libraries.

We offer a range of interesting modules such as ‘Introduction to Human Disease’, which looks at the immune system and patterns for diseases or ‘The Brain in Health and Disease’, which explores recent developments in brain imaging and theories on brain plasticity, the ability for the brain to modify its structure in response to change.

Modules

In your first year you will take core modules covering the foundations of the biomedical sciences, including general and biological chemistry, cell and molecular biology, nutrition, and human disease. A module on practical methods introduces a wide range of biological and biochemical techniques and develops laboratory skills, including the use of computer systems to present and analyse data. In the second year, you will build your knowledge of human health aspects and study modules that focus on specific subjects such as pharmacology and toxicology, molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology and immunology. In your final year, you will undertake a research project and study more advanced medical subjects, such as medical microbiology, molecular genetics, and practical methods in haematology, microbiology, histology and biochemistry.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
44%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate
277

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.

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Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
32%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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