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Biomedical Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


As the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Health course progresses, we place greater emphasis on relating the knowledge you have gained to scientific research. You will gain first-hand experience of laboratory research in the later stages of the course, conducting and reporting on substantial scientific investigations in a group and individually. You will also undertake an independent research study into a theme of your choice.

There is the opportunity to apply – on a competitive basis – to be involved in the scientific research being carried out by our human health team. This will give you an ideal preparation for your future career.

This programme will provide you with a firm grounding in human physiology and anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, medical microbiology, human diseases, environmental health and global health. This will enable you to understand the basis of human disease, diagnosis and treatment.

At the same time, you’ll explore how the biomedical regulation of the human body can be affected by a person’s physical wellbeing, their lifestyle choices, their environment, and the infectious diseases to which they can be exposed.

It will also deepen your awareness of the social, economic and governmental driving forces and policies which are transforming global public health.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Induction Module
  • Human Biology
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Genetics
  • Biological and Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods in Human Biology
  • Concepts of Human Health and Wellbeing
  • Human Biology and Health Care
  • Environmental Impacts on Health
  • You’ll choose four from the following modules:
  • Human Physiology and Disease
  • The Cell
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Metabolic Regulation in Health and Disease
  • Microbiology
  • Health of Global Populations
  • Independent Studies in Human Health
  • Society and Human Health
  • You’ll choose three from the following modules:
  • The Human Genome
  • Oncology and Immunology
  • Cell Signalling in Health and Disease
  • Vocational Module
  • Science Communication

                                              English Language Requirements

                                              You need the following IELTS score:

                                              • Minimum required score:


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                                              Academic Requirements

                                              • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
                                              • A-level - At least c in Biology (and if possible Chemistry) at A-level (or equivalent qualification).
                                              • GCSE - Five GCSE's at Grade C or above, including Maths and English.
                                              • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51
                                              • Cambridge English Scale: B2 
                                              • London Tests of English: level 4 for undergraduate courses is accepted.
                                              • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
                                              • International GCSE English or English as a Second Language: Grade C.

                                                      Tuition Fee

                                                      • International Applies to you

                                                        11750 GBP/year
                                                        Tuition Fee
                                                        Based on the original amount of 11750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                      • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                        9250 GBP/year
                                                        Tuition Fee
                                                        Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                                      For the part-time version, the only fee available is of 1,155 pounds per modules which is addressed solely to the UK/EU students.


                                                      • Loan of up to £9,250 to cover tuition fees
                                                      • Loans to help with living costs, such as rent and books.
                                                      • A Maintenance Loan (for living costs) of up to £8,200 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.
                                                      • You won't start repaying your student loans for fees and living costs until you've finished studying and you're earning over £21,000 a year.


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