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Biomedical Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
This Biomedical Science (Hons) course offered at the Aston University offers a springboard for graduates to work within the NHS and other health-related institutions. Practicing NHS biomedical scientists require a degree accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) 

Overview

During the Biomedical Science (Hons) course offered at the Aston University, you will gain a deep understanding of the main principles of how the human body works. Going beyond this, you will discover how biomedical scientists find new ways to cure or treat disease by developing advanced diagnostic tools or new therapeutic strategies.

Your future career prospects

You will leave the university equipped with the essential knowledge and skills required for a variety of career opportunities. Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of areas or undertake postgraduate courses. Some choose careers as HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists, while others will choose to use their degree as a springboard into a variety of scientific or health related careers, including research, pharmaceutics, medical journalism, teaching, medical sales and marketing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 or 4 years

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomolecules
  • Cells to Systems
  • Microbiology and Genetics
  • Metabolism and Physiology for BMS
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Mechanisms of Pathology
  • Cell Signalling and Physiology
  • Clinical Genetics and Human Disease

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

  • A Level 
  • ABB-BBB (must include Biology)
  • BTEC
  • Are welcome with the relevant A Level subjects, please see below for further details
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 32 – 31 Overall (HL 5, 5, 5 must include Biology)
  • GCSEs
  • Five GCSEs all at grade C/4 and must include Mathematics and English Language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 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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  • £1,250 during placement year for UK/EU students
  • £2,500 during placement year for international students

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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