Biomedical Science (Hons), B.Sc. | University of East London | London, United Kingdom
36 months
13740 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The Biomedical Science (Hons) course at University of East London offers an in-depth understanding of the causes of disease and the practical ways in which they can be investigated in the laboratory. These are the fundamental areas of knowledge that you'll need as a biomedical scientist.


Course Leader Dr Claudio Scotti believes the popularity of the course is because it's “broad-based”. It’s ideal for students who want to make a career in bioscience but have not yet decided in exactly what area to specialise.

The Biomedical Science (Hons) course at University of East London, which offers extensive laboratory training, shares a common first year with other bioscience degrees, so you’ll have the option to switch to a similar degree course at the end of your first year if you wish.

The course is also available with a year-long work placement between years two and three. If you choose this option, you’ll have the chance to spend your third year working in a laboratory, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for a BSc degree, you have the option of taking an extended, four-year version of this course. You’ll take a Bioscience foundation year which will prepare you for the BSc degree.

Your future career

Biomedical science is a constantly evolving field, and there are plenty of rewarding career opportunities for graduates. 

The knowledge you'll gain through your studies, combined with the practical experience of working in a pathology laboratory, will set you on an exciting path. Once you've got your Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) registration, you could find yourself working in the National Health Service, making a crucial contribution to modern healthcare. 

Alternatively, you could end up working at the Health Protection Agency, the National Blood Authority or in private, university or forensic laboratories.

You might choose to work in veterinary science, a pharmaceutical company, the Health and Safety Executive or another government department.

Many of our graduates use their degree as a springboard for further study. They go on to complete an MSc or PhD in biomedical science or in a related subject such as physiotherapy, dentistry, medicine or pharmacy.

As this is a broad-based course that gives you an excellent overall knowledge of the subject, you could use it as a foundation to move into teaching.

One of the biggest advantages of studying biomedical science at UEL is the sheer breadth of topics covered, opening doors to a wide range of career options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Essential Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Fundamentals in Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals in Microbiology
  • Human Disease and Clinical Practice
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A LEVEL: including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects. Must include Grade B in A Level Biology or Chemistry
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma or Diploma in relevant subjects, or at least Merit in relevant subjects
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE: Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level, must include Biology and Chemistry at Higher Level
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths and Double Science Grade 4 / C

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13740 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

UK: Part time: £2,310 per 30 credit module

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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