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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 | 2019

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Biomedical science is concerned with the detailed study of the human body, both in health and disease, with emphasis on the diagnosis and understanding of disease states and the mechanisms involved. Initially you will study the important fundamental sciences, including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and human anatomy and physiology.You will develop your understanding of disease processes and the biology of the associated molecular changes, combined with the principles of lab procedures used to aid diagnosis. You will also study immunology, pathophysiology and medical genetics within the context of human health and disease processes. In Year 3 you will focus on the study of the complex nature of disease as it affects particular biological systems.The study of disease processes centres on underlying physiological mechanisms and the lab procedures used in haematology, clinical immunology, cellular and molecular pathology, and medical microbiology, to diagnose and monitor disease.A major research project will enable you to develop the skills you need for genuine scientic inquiry.Teaching includes lectures and seminars, practical laboratory work, group activities and tutorials, and supervised use of facilities. Assessment is through a combination of exams and coursework (including essays, practical work, group work, presentations and reports).

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
£13,400
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?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

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.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Health professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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