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University of Salford

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B900
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in subjects allied to medicine
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
93% 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
Not Available

104-122 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Biology. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, to include an appropriate science subject.

BTEC Diploma

Suitable Science subject. Must include at least four good Science modules, such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Chemistry.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Suitable Science subject. Must include at least four good Science modules, such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate

28 UCAS Points - 30 points including Biology.

UCAS tariff points

If predicted 56-87 UCAS Tariff Points offer Biology Foundation Year.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 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

Not available

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

In brief: Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Opportunities for year-long placements with a biomedical theme in local hospitals and research labs. Newly refurbished and well-equipped teaching and research laboratories for practical work. Part-time study option. Work/industrial placement opportunity. International students can apply. Salford University Biomedical Science is a highly popular IBMS accredited course which applies biology based science for medical purposes. The course will appeal to you if you want to develop your understanding of human disease processes, how they are diagnosed, monitored and treated. You will also have a strong interest in how modern research underpins the development of new therapies to improve future healthcare. This degree course covers broad biological principles relating ,to the normal function of the human body, as well as providing up to date training in medical and disease related topics including Pathophysiology, Cell Pathology, Clinical Immunology, Haematology, Microbiology, Genetics and more. Modules are complemented by visits to local pathology laboratories and the contribution of external NHS specialists and biomedical scientists, with whom we have strong long lasting links. You can opt to apply for a placement year after year two; some employers offer placements exclusively for Salford students along with the opportunity for several students to undertake the IBMS registration portfolio, providing you with a head start towards a career as a biomedical scientist. The final year of study offers flexibility in selecting a small project with an additional optional module (including Cancer: Bench to Bedside and Advances in Pathophysiology), or a significant lab research project. Research topics are medically related and benefit from staff research expertise and a recent £3million laboratory refurbishment within our Biomedical Research Centre. This course has a strong practical focus, allowing you to develop the lab skills needed to become an employable biomedical scientist, or for a career in medical laboratory research in a wide range of industry sectors. This programme is also available as a Degree Apprenticeship. In order to apply for the apprenticeship route, please email us at apprenticeships@salford.ac.uk or alternatively, complete our online enquiry form on our website (www.salford.ac.uk/degree-apprenticeships). Please do not apply through UCAS for this mode of study as this is not the correct route to apply for a Degree Apprenticeship programme. In order to do a Degree Apprenticeship, you must be employed full-time in a relevant role and your employer must be willing to sponsor you. If you are not currently employed, you can find apprenticeship vacancies on the gov.uk portal here - www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship


Year one modules may include: Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecules to Microbes, Human Anatomy, Biomedical Skills, Study Skills. Year two modules may include: Human Physiology, Clinical and Molecular Genetics, Haematology and Transfusion, Medical Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, Biomedical Science Practice. Year three modules may include: Medical and Public Health Microbiology, Cell Pathology, Clinical Immunology, Applied Biomedical Science. You will then select either a 20 credit or 40 credit project module. If you select a 20 credit project module, you will select one module from the following list: Biotechnology, Advances in Pathophysiology, Biochemistry of Drugs and Disease, Cancer: Bench to Bedside.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

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 84%
Student score 82% MED
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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
35% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
351 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.8k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are therapy 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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