48 months
22650 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Biomedical Sciences (Hons) programme from the University of York will prepare you to be a biomedical scientist through the research side of medicine, understanding the molecular mechanisms in human health and disease.

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Biomedical Sciences is about understanding human health and human disease. We study these areas so that, ultimately, we can develop new therapeutic strategies and refine government policy to prolong life and improve the quality of people’s lives.

Biomedical Sciences at York will open up your potential to become a future leading researcher, policymaker or administrator in biomedical sciences. 

In this Biomedical Sciences (Hons) programme from the University of York , you will learn how to distil and critique information in the face of ambiguity and complexity. 

You will learn how to critically assess information to gain a balanced understanding, how to develop and test scientific hypothesis and how to present your findings clearly and concisely to experts and non-experts alike. This degree will provide you with the skills required to tackle current and future challenges to human health. 

Careers and skills

Studying Biomedical Sciences will develop your critical thinking and research skills, and prepare you to be competitive for entry into relevant postgraduate degree programmes. The degree also provides suitable training for direct employment in health-related industries and services (eg NHS, pharmaceutical companies).

Transferable skills acquired on the course open up other relevant careers including patent law, public health policy and education and scientific writing.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Genetics 
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 
  • Cell and Developmental Biology 
  • Microbiology 
  • Genetics and Evolution 
  • Laboratory and Professional Skills for Bioscientists 
  • Small group tutorials 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A levels

  • AAA including two from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • 39 credits at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit or higher. Must include relevant science modules at Level 3.

BTEC National Extended Diploma

  • DDD. We consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science with all 7 mandatory units plus 5 units from the following: 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,21
Cambridge Pre-U D3, D3, D3 including two from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

European Baccalaureate

  • 85% overall including individual scores of 8.5 in two from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

International Baccalaureate

  • 36 points including 6 at Higher Level in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics. If English is not your first language then we would also require 5 in English B.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22650 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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