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Biomedical Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
As a biomedical scientist you are critical in the investigation to aid the diagnosis and prevention of disease. The structure of this Biomedical Science (Hons) degree, offered by Teesside University, reflects the knowledge and clinical laboratory skills required by a biomedical scientist.
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Overview

Biomedical science is the study and investigation of a wide range of subject areas to understand the cause, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Biomedical scientists undertake a broad range of clinical laboratory investigations including cancer screening, identifying genetic disorders, diagnosing HIV, blood transfusion screening, preparing for surgery, food poisoning and infectious disease control.

Biomedical scientists work in partnership with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to perform many different roles in NHS laboratories. Without biomedical scientists the diagnosis of disease, accident and emergency, and operating theatres could not properly function, and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible. Biomedical scientists are at the forefront of our modern healthcare system.

As a biomedical scientist you are critical in the investigation to aid the diagnosis and prevention of disease. The structure of this Biomedical Science (Hons) degree, offered by Teesside University, reflects the knowledge and clinical laboratory skills required by a biomedical scientist. Fundamental concepts of cell biology, human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology and microbiology underpin the study of biomedical science. 

This degree also develops skills for employability including good laboratory practice, COSHH assessments, health and safety policies, Human Tissue Act, quality assurance and transferable skills including verbal and poster presentations, written reports, independent research and teamworking skills.

You have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in using state-of-the-art facilities at the new National Horizons Centre at the University’s Darlington campus. This £22m purpose-built biosciences research, education and training facility is a focal point for the growing regional biosciences community.

Career opportunities

As a biomedical science graduate you can work in the healthcare system to support the diagnosis of disease and monitoring of treatments by analysis of samples.

Biomedical science is a rapidly changing profession and graduates are sought by a range of industries and organisations including food production, pharmaceuticals, environmental agencies and government laboratories. Some graduates also go into teaching or do further research and development work in higher education.

Biomedical scientist salaries start at £21,388 - £27,901 and increase to around £25,783 - £34,530 for team leaders or specialist roles. Typical salaries at senior level and with experience, for roles including team manager or advanced practitioner, are around £30,764 - £40,558. Higher salaries may be available after this with further progression.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • The main closing date is 15 January. 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      6 years if entering Year 1, 4 years if entering Year 2

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemical and Chemical Science
  • Biological Methods
  • Core Skills in Life Sciences
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Microbiology and Cell Biology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Year 1 entry 96-112 UCAS tariff points.Typical Level 3 qualifications include:

  • A levels (grades BBC)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (grade DMM)
  • Access to HE Diploma (with 30 Level 3 credits from science units awarded at merit or higher)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time

  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £4,500 (120 credits) 

Living costs for Middlesbrough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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