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Ulster University

Biomedical Sciences with DPP/DIAS

UCAS Code: B991

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include BB in 2 science subjects – 2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B). Group A – Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology or Home Economics, of which Chemistry is preferred Group B – Physical Education, Geography, Information Technology, Applied Science, Environmental Technology, Life & Health Science Applied Science Double Award is also acceptable as two sciences Provided the above subject requirements are met you can substitute a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University for one of the A level grades.

Pass science-based Access course with a minimum overall mark of 70% and a minimum of 70% in each level 3 module

GCSE/National 4/National 5

You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language at grade C or grade 4 or above (or equivalent). You must also hold a GCSE pass in Mathematics and Chemistry or Double Award Science at grade C or grade 4 or above (or equivalent). Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include 13 points at higher level to include two science subjects as follows; 2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B. Group A – Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology or Home Economics, of which Chemistry is preferred Group B – PE, Geography, ICT, Applied Science At least 6 points must be achieved in each of the two science subjects.

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

To include 2 science subjects (2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B). Group A – Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology or Home Economics, of which Chemistry is preferred Group B – PE, Geography, IT Applicants are also required to have Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English and Maths grade H6 or above OR Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English and Maths at grade O4 or above.

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

DDM

To include at least 9 Distinctions (only science-based BTECs are accepted).

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is grades CCC to include CC in 2 science subjects – 2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B Group A – Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology or Home Economics, of which Chemistry is preferred Group B – Physical Education, Geography, Information Technology, Applied Science

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

To include BB in 2 science subjects – 2 from Group A OR 1 from Group A and 1 from Group B Group A – Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology or Home Economics, of which Chemistry is preferred Group B – Physical Education, Geography, Information Technology, Applied Science

UCAS Tariff

120-123

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

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Others in subjects allied to medicine

BSc Hons Biomedical Science with Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP)/Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS) 4 years full-time. In order to attain the DPP students normally undertake a placement in either industry or a research institute. To attain the DIAS students undertake a period of studies overseas at another educational institution.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
for the whole course
EU
£4,160
for the whole course
International
£13,240
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£4,160
for the whole course
Scotland
£9,000
for the whole course
Wales
£9,000
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Coleraine

Department:

Coleraine Campus

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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.

79%
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

85%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
4%
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.

£21,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Therapy professionals
19%
Natural and social science professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals
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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