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University of Westminster, London

Biomedical Sciences (Sandwich)

UCAS Code: B900

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

This should include two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, and Physics.

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 27 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction, with at least a Merit in all Biology or Chemistry modules. Applicants should also have Maths and English GCSEs at Grade 4 (Grade C prior to 2017) or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

This should include a minimum of grade 4 in two Higher Level Science subjects.

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

DMM

This should be in Applied Science.

UCAS Tariff

112

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

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Biomedical science is concerned with the detailed study of the human body, in health and disease, with emphasis on the diagnosis and understanding of disease states and the mechanisms involved. This course will prepare you for a career in medical diagnostic, pharmaceutical and research environments. It provides you with a thorough education in the disciplines required to understand and investigate disease, and enables you to develop your career in a variety of pathways in biomedical sciences.

Modules

Year 1 (Credit Level 4) modules include: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Cell Biology; Critical Thinking for Scientists; Human Anatomy and Physiology; plus one free choice module. Year 2 (Credit Level 5) modules include: Applied Pathophysiology Biochemistry; Fundamentals of Disease Diagnosis; Immunology; Laboratory Research Methods; Medical Genetics; plus one free choice module. Sandwich placement year. Year 3 (Credit Level 6) modules include: Cellular Pathology; Clinical Chemistry; Clinical Immunology; Haematology and Transfusion Science; Medical Microbiology; Project; plus one free choice module.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Westminster, London

Department:

Nutrition

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?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

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.

90%
low
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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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