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Biomedical Sciences (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Birmingham, United Kingdom
 The Biomedical Sciences (Hons) degree of Birmingham City University offers a unique insight into human life processes, as well as disease and health within the population. You’ll develop a range of practical and analytical skills, with the opportunity to put them into practice during an optional sandwich year work placement. 
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Overview

What's covered in the course?

Biomedical Sciences (Hons) of Birmingham City University embraces a number of important disciplines, including physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology and genetics. These subjects are of great importance in the provision of healthcare, medical research and underpin the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. On this course you will learn about how the human body functions in health and disease, and develop an understanding of the diagnosis, management and treatment of a range of diseases. This degree emphasises critical thinking and independent problem solving skills, which will help you to navigate a successful career after graduation.

Throughout this course you will acquire important practical and scientific skills whilst being taught in our new state-of-the-art life sciences laboratories. You will have the opportunity to take an optional sandwich-year placement in an industrial, clinical or research setting between years 2 and 3 of this course. In the final year you will undertake an independent Research Project where you will execute your own experiments under supervision.

Graduates may go on to a range of careers directly or after further post-graduate training and study. These careers include medical laboratory assistants, trainee biomedical scientists, physician associates, clinical trials for drug companies, research assistants and research technicians, marketing assistants and medical and scientific representatives. Graduates may also use their qualifications to progress into teaching careers, as well as post-graduate study to obtain MSc, MPhil, Physician Associate/Assistant and PhD qualifications. Exceptional graduates may be able progress into post-graduate Medicine and Dentistry.

Enhancing your employability skills

We'll develop you into a work-ready graduate. Employability skills are embedded throughout the programme that will enable you to succeed in careers in science, and which are transferable across a variety of graduate careers.

You will also have access to the Universities Graduate+ programme which will provide you with opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities that will help to expand your employability attributes. There are modules in the programme that provide you with opportunities to develop employability skills on work placements or as part of research-focused projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

       Sandwich (4 years)

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology
  • Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Essential Skills for the Biosciences
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Research Methods in Science and Engineering
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Cellular Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Blood Science
  • Placement

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

Acceptable equivalent level 2 qualifications:

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Science, Applied Science
  • BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Science, Applied Science
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy
  • Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - Math and English
  • Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number or Communication

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 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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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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