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BSc (Hons)Biomedical Sciences (Sandwich)

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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.

In Year 1 you will study the important fundamental sciences, including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and human anatomy and physiology. You will build on this in Year 2 to develop your understanding of a wide range of disease processes, combined with the principles of laboratory procedures used to aid diagnosis and treatment. In Year 3 you will focus on the study of the complex nature of disease as it affects particular biological systems and the laboratory procedures used in haematology, clinical immunology, cellular and molecular pathology, clinical biochemistry and medical microbiology, to diagnose and monitor disease. You will also undertake a major research project, which will enable you to develop the skills you need for genuine scientic inquiry.

Teaching includes tutorials, lectures and seminars, practical laboratory work and group activities. Assessment is through a combination of examinations and coursework (including essays, practical work, group work, presentations and reports).

Career opportunities

The course has been designed to prepare students for careers 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.

Graduates from Biomedical Sciences have a high employment rate and are sought by a wide range of employers. Major employment areas include:

  • NHS and private sector diagnostic laboratories
  • Public Health England laboratories
  • NHS Blood & Transplant (formerly National Blood Service)
  • Research
  • University laboratories (possibly as part of a PhD)
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Other institutions (e.g. Medical Research Council)
  • Government departments
  • Clinical trials
  • Scientific writing/publishing
  • Teaching
  • Further study (MSc, MRes, PhD, Medicine, Dentistry)
Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States