36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Ever wondered how diseases occur? How genetic disorders lead to abnormalities? Or how microbes evade our immune system? As an undergraduate of the Biomedical Science (Hons) programme at University of Hertfordshire, you’ll study the causes, diagnoses, and treatments of diseases like cancer, blood disorders, and infectious disease.  

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Be inspired to become a biomedical scientist contributing to patient diagnosis. In the UK, the term 'biomedical scientist' is a protected title used by professionals working within the pathology department of a hospital. The Biomedical Science (Hons) programme at University of Hertfordshire is accredited by the professional body; the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Studying our degree is the first step to becoming a registered biomedical scientist.  

How will you get there with us? You will use our newly built labs to practise microbiological techniques and do blood analyses. You’ll also have exclusive access to IT rooms for your bioinformatics analyses. You will experience the healthcare setting in our clinical simulation suite. This is equipped with adult, child and baby mannequins, a realistic ICU, operating theatre setting and more.  

You’ll be at the forefront of exploring exciting new areas in the biomedical field. Our course is designed to provide you with a solid-stepping stone for your scientific career. You may choose to help save lives as a registered Biomedical Scientist. Research in pharmaceutical companies or academic environments offer exciting opportunities for our graduates. You may decide to take a new direction such as business or teaching for example. You’ll have a wide range of options with your biomedical science degree.  

Rest assured; we’ll be with you all the way. You will be guided by your personal tutor in gaining subject-specific skills in scientific writing, data interpretation and communication. In short, everything you need to know to succeed during your time at Herts. Lastly, you can take advantage of peer support in group workshops.   

What's next for my career?

On graduation, you'll be eligible for employment as a biomedical scientist in the National Health Service and Public Health Service laboratories. In addition, job opportunities exist in the Blood Transfusion Service Laboratories; pharmaceutical and healthcare industries; forensic laboratories; sales and marketing in the healthcare field; education and research. 80% or our students have gone on to work or study after graduation (Unistats, 2013).

Typical job titles of recent graduates:

  • Trainee Biomedical Scientist,,
  • Clinical Trials Associate,
  • Drug Safety Coordinator,
  • Medical Representative,
  • Lab Scientist,
  • Microbiologist,
  • Research Assistant,
  • Tissue Culture Technologist,
  • Donor Transplant Assistant.


All Biosciences graduates in Biomedical Science are eligible for graduate membership of the Royal Society of Biology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Physiology with Pharmacology
  • Practical and Transferable Skills
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Core Biochemistry
  • Cell and Microbiology
  • Chemistry for Biologists
  • Molecular Structure and Reactivity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 104-112
  • A Level BCC-BBC: 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). Pass required in A level science practical.
  • BTEC MMM-DMM: Extended Diploma in Applied Science (depending on optional units studied) with DMM profile.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time

  • UK: £1155 per 15 credits 
  • International: £1750 per 15 credits

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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