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University of Sheffield

Biomedical Science with a Year in Industry

UCAS Code: B902

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

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.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:0,P:0

60 credits overall with at least 39 Level 3 credits in science subjects. Science units can include Chemistry, Biology, Maths and/or Physics Applicants are considered individually and are interviewed.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

including two science subjects.

Extended Project

B

plus grades ABB including two science subjects. A-level General studies is not accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

including 6 in two Higher Level science subjects.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2

including two science subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in Applied Science, Medical Science or Forensic Science. Grade A in an A Level science subject is required. Specific BTEC units are required, for further details see:www.sheffield.ac.uk/bms/study/prospective_ug/applying/entry. Reformed - DDD in Applied Science, Medical Science or Forensic Science. 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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

including two science subjects plus grades AAABB in Scottish Highers.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

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

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

plus grades AA in two science subjects.

UCAS Tariff

104-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Others in subjects allied to medicine

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. Spending a year on work placement extends your course to four years, so it takes commitment. But it gives you a distinct advantage in the jobs market. As well as earning a salary, you will make contacts and see first hand how knowledge is translated into practical applications.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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Bursaries – max available £2,000 The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,500 £25,001-£30,000 - £1,000 £30,001-£40,000 - £500.

As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £500 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades.

Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year.

Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Funding for EU students - The UK government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in September 2018 will continue to have access to student loans, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

Biomedical Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Others in subjects allied to medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Therapy professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

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