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University of Sheffield

Biomedical Science (3 years)

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
76% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including two science subjects. Science subjects include Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology), Maths, Further Maths or Physics. Chemistry with Psychology OR Chemistry with Geography accepted. Students with Psychology or Geography with only AS Chemistry considered. Further Maths is accepted as a third science when Maths is also taken General Studies A-level is not accepted.

Scottish Highers

plus grades AB in two science subjects at Scottish Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers

including two science subjects plus grades AAABB in Scottish Highers.

BTEC Diploma

in Applied Science or Medical Science + grade A in an A Level science subject + Interview. A-level Science subjects include Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology), Maths (or Further Maths) or Physics. Chemistry with Psychology OR Chemistry with Geography also acceptable. Students with Psychology or Geography as a second science without A Level Chemistry but with AS Level Chemistry also considered. Further Maths is accepted as a third science when Maths is also taken. BTEC in Medical Science is not accepted where A Level Biology is offered. Specific BTEC units are required and depend on A Level subject offered, for further details see: www.sheffield.ac.uk/bms/prospective_ug/applying/entry-requirements

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in Applied Science, Medical Science or Forensic Science + grade A in an A Level science subject may be required. Specific BTEC units are required, for further details see: www.sheffield.ac.uk/bms/prospective_ug/applying/entry-requirements

International Baccalaureate

including 6 in two Higher Level science subjects.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

The Times Good University Guide has put Sheffield in the UK top 5 for biosciences every year since 2009. At Sheffield, you will find independence is encouraged. We expect you to think critically, to follow your interests and become a skilled researcher in your own right. Sheffield is one of the few UK universities where biomedical science students carry out human dissection, supervised by staff. This is an important part of your initial training. Graduates work in biomedical research, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Some progress to postgraduate study in areas such as medicine. But there are other options. Students have also gone on to careers in the scientific civil service, software development and the NHS.


University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

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 78%
Student score 76% 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
27% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
61% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
25% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
410 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services 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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