Applied Biomedical Science, B.Sc.

Applied Biomedical Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This programme is designed to provide a knowledge base in biomedical science and provide opportunities for graduates to work in the NHS Biomedical Science sector.


Those applying for the degree will initially register on the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme, with opportunities for progression onto the BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science degree at the end of Year 2. During Year 2, students will be informed of hospital placements and asked to formally apply for a placement. If successful, they will be provided with an IBMS registration training portfolio to be completed during their placement year. BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science graduates who have been issued with the IBMS Certificate of Competence will be able to apply for registration with the regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

The aims of the programme are:

  • To advance students' academic, professional and laboratory skills for current and future employment in medical diagnostic and research environments
  • To develop relevant knowledge and understanding for the application of theory to practice, and to develop appropriate transferable skills in the use of information technology, communication, numeracy, problem-solving and case study analysis as applicable to biomedical science.


The programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      4 years sandwich

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Fundamental Biology and Physiology 
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Science
  • Introduction to Medical Science 

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology (Level 5) 
  • Physiological Systems and Regulation
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry 

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Metabolism and Disease 
  • Bioanalytical Techniques 
  • Cell, Immunobiology and Microbiology 

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Project (Life Sciences) 
  • Advanced and Clinical Immunology 
  • Medical Microbiology

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

112 UCAS points from A-levels, including biology and chemistry at grade C or above. No more than 24 points should come from AS-levels including science. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. You will be required to attend an interview.

We will also accept:

  • Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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