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York St John University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: 7Y63

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

A minimum of BCC at A2 with a grade B or above in Biology.

Access Diplomas to include 45 credits at Level 3 meeting or exceeding 104 UCAS Tariff points, and must be completed in no more than two years. Preference will be given to applicants who have a named Access to Science/Medicine/Health Diploma. Applicants on broader Access Diplomas must have a minimum of three modules at Level 3 in Biology.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Maths and Double Integrated Science (or equivalent).

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

DMM

A minimum of DMM from a science based BTEC Extended Diploma. This must include a minimum of three Biology specific modules and where this is not evidenced an additional A2/AS in Biology may be required.

UCAS Tariff

104

104 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of BCC at A2 with a grade B or above in Biology, or a minimum of DMM from a science based BTEC Extended Diploma. This must include a minimum of three Biology specific modules and where this is not evidenced an additional A2/AS in Biology may be required.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Our Biomedical Science programme at York St John University allows you to study the causes of human diseases and discover the effects of these diseases at the molecular, cellular and tissue level. You will study human biology in both normal and disease states, then investigate the processes involved in diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. You will have a broad-based scientific education coupled with relevant and current technical laboratory skills. In addition, you will develop discipline specific skills, research skills and personal transferable skills to prepare you for a range of careers after graduation. Our programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the professional body for Biomedical Scientists. Following successful completion of your IBMS Portfolio of Competence, you may register as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Studying Biomedical Science here gives you an excellent experience of learning in a small cohort of students (below 50 per year), in a student-centred environment in the heart of the beautiful city of York. You can take advantage of our purpose built laboratories that have been completed in 2014 /2015 and will host practical classes for 15-20 students. The laboratories have been furnished with contemporary and high specification laboratory equipment for you to use throughout your studies. In addition to regular practical classes, you will be supported by open learning opportunities to perfect your academic skills and laboratory techniques. We will provide a supportive and structured environment in which you will develop the independent study skills required for lifelong learning.

Modules

Module may include: Stage 1: Professional Skills for Biomedical Sciences; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Biological Molecules and Reactions; Cellular Biology and Genetics; Biochemistry and Metabolism; Introductory Microbiology and Immunology. Stage 2: Research Methods and Professional Practice; Infection and Immunity; Clinical Biochemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Haematology and Transfusion Science; Cellular Pathology. Stage 3: Research Project; Medical Microbiology; Clinical Genetics; Biology of Disease; Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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:

York St John University

Department:

Biomedical Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
B

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

80%
Therapy professionals
5%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
3%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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