The unique Biomedical Science (Hons) programme of the University of Sunderland allows you to work towards one of four possible degree titles:
Studying Biomedical Science will develop your knowledge of scientific investigation into human health and disease, through learning how the human body functions and what happens when disease affects it. You'll develop a thorough understanding of biomedicine and acquire specialist knowledge in medical microbiology, immunology, cellular pathology, haematology and clinical biochemistry.
Applied Biomedical Science
The course content is the same as Biomedical Science, but you'll undertake a 40-week placement in an NHS lab between your second and final year. Placements are subject to availability and an interview with the placement provider is required. The placement allows completion of your IBMS registration portfolio and you'll be eligible to register as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC upon graduation.
Biomedical Science (sandwich)
The course content is the same as Biomedical Science, but you'll have the opportunity to undertake a placement year in industry between your second and final year of your degree. Placements are subject to availability and an interview with the placement provider is required.
Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)
Depending on the availability of suitable placements, and subject to interview, you may be able to switch from a degree in Biomedical Science to Healthcare Science, specialising in one of the following areas: Blood Sciences, Cellular Sciences, Genetic Sciences, and Infection Sciences. The course content is the same as Biomedical Science with increasing focus on your specialist area in year three, but includes a series of integrated clinical placements in an approved clinical training laboratory. The placements allow completion of your IBMS registration portfolio and you'll be eligible to register as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC upon graduation.
Your career options will vary according to the path you choose and the title of your final degree. Your experience and skills will also give you an edge in applying for any jobs where a strong science background is an advantage.
Potential employers include the NHS, medical research institutions, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical drug companies, scientific distributors and manufacturers and molecular biology companies. Many of our students go on to further study including masters, PhDs, Medicine and teaching (via the PGCE route).
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Fundamental Principles in Biomedicine
- Human Physiology
- Chemistry for the Biosciences
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Microbes and Host Defences
- Clinical and Professional Practice
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Biology Biochemistry View 312 other Bachelors in Biomedicine in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award) including biology or chemistry. Please note we do not accept General Studies AS or A Level.
- We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
- We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication, Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Sunderland
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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