With a career in biomedical science, you could help improve the lives of millions of people suffering from a wide range of diseases. You’ll study the causes, diagnosis and treatments of major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, blood disorders, respiratory diseases, biochemical and endocrine disorders, and infectious diseases.
Once you’ve developed a fundamental understanding of biology and chemistry, you’ll move on to specialised areas such as pathophysiology, molecular biology, haematology, clinical microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, histopathology and transfusion science. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to study abroad or take a year-long work placement in industry. This Biomedical Science (Hons) degree, offered by University of Hertfordshire, is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology.
Why choose this course?
- Biomedical Science involves the study of disease, drugs and other topics related to human health.
- The biomedical sciences are made up of the following disciplines; biochemistry, haematology, immunology, microbiology, histology, cytology, bacteriology and transfusion (blood) technologies.
- In the UK the term 'biomedical scientist' is a protected title used by professionals working within the pathology department of a hospital. This group of healthcare professionals is the second largest profession registered by the Health Professions Council but not all students who study biomedical sciences end up working as biomedical scientists. Many graduates continue in pharmaceutical companies or other research institutes.
What job can I get?
Graduates who have completed an IBMS portfolio are eligible to work as biomedical scientists in the NHS and public health laboratories. Alternatively, you could pursue a career in blood transfusion laboratories, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, forensic laboratories, healthcare sales and marketing, education and research.
All Biosciences graduates in Biomedical Science are eligible for graduate membership of the Royal Society of Biology.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Introduction to Biochemistry
- Human Physiology with Pharmacology
- Chemistry for Biologists
- Cell and Microbiology
- Practical and Transferable Skills
- Molecular Biology and Genetics
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesBiomedicine Biology Biochemistry View 240 other Masters in Biomedicine in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Including 2 science GCE A Levels (or equivalent) one of which must be a grade C in either biology or chemistry (acceptable A levels are Human Biology, Psychology, Geography, Maths, Physics, ICT and Sports Studies).
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (depending on optional units studied) with DMM.
- Access to Science Diploma with 45 Level credits at merit profile.
- IB offer 112 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above to include Biology or Chemistry and one other Science.
- Plus GCSE English language, mathematics and double science at grade 4 or above.
International13950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13950 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Hatfield
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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