36 months
22000 GBP/year
4630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical Science degree at Queen's University Belfast enables you to explore the sciences related to medicine and in particular, the specialist disciplines of diagnostic Biomedical Science as practised in Health Service Laboratories. 

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The degree is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in diagnostic laboratory science as biomedical scientists within the NHS, research or management careers in the pharmaceutical industries or academic research.

Career Prospects

The Biomedical Science degree at Queen's University Belfast is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in:

  • Diagnostic laboratory science as Biomedical Scientists within the National Health Service
  • Clinical trials relating to drug registration and patents
  • Government or Charity-funded research laboratories
  • Management careers in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology Industries
  • Academic Research and Development
  • Postgraduate entry to Medicine, Dentistry and allied health Professions after gaining a strong scientific training at undergraduate level 

In addition to graduates in Biomedical Science being interested in pursuing a career in the field, the degree also affords opportunities for careers in the broad field of medicine and medically-related subjects such as medical sales and science writing. In addition, the degree provides access to graduate jobs open to other disciplines due to the many transferable skills gained on the course.


The degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Bacteriology and Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science
  • Histopathology and Cytology
  • Molecular Basis of Life

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • AB (in any order in Biology/Human Biology and Chemistry) B + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
  • A (Biology/Human Biology or Chemistry) AB including a second science subject + GCSE Biology and Chemistry grade C/4 or GCSE Double Award Science grades CC/4,4 + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H2 and H3 in any order in Biology and Chemistry + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics.
Access Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 80% with no less than 70% in any module normally including two Biology modules (Level 3) and two Chemistry modules (Level 3). GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or equivalent in Access Course.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 33 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include Higher Level grades 6,5 (in any order) in Biology and Chemistry + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £22,000
  • International £22,000

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 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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