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(Hons) Healthcare Science (Life Sciences), B.Sc.

(Hons) Healthcare Science (Life Sciences), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
On completion of this programme, you will gain the professional qualification required for registration as a biomedical scientist. The programme builds on the core values of the NHS Constitution and fully prepares students for the challenges of healthcare science practice.

About

They offer specialist routes in blood sciences, cellular sciences, genetic sciences and infection sciences. You will study an academic core of biological sciences and specialist learning specific to the route you choose.

You will specialise in life sciences (biomedical science) and team up with other health professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Knowledge, clinical training and skills required for professional practice are attained across all three years.

You will complete a total of 50 weeks on assessed, work-based clinical placements during your degree.

All applicants are required to pass a medical examination and receive vaccination required for working in medical fields. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service certificate is required for all students, completed through the University early in the course. As part of the selection process, shortlisted candidates must attend an interview in person. This degree is not available to overseas applicants.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by Health Education England and the Institute of Biomedical Science and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      4-6 years part-time for those in appropriate employment

  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Physiological Systems
  • Biomedical Science
  • Skills for Healthcare Science

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

UCAS TARIFF POINTS/GRADES REQUIRED

120

120 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BBB) including a minimum grade C at A2 in Biology (must include a Pass in the Biology practical assessment), Human Biology or Grade C at A2 in Applied Science. Other Sciences may be considered. General Studies is not accepted.    BTEC Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DDM) in relevant subject to include 60 credits at Merit from relevant Science units.

SPECIFIC GCSE REQUIREMENTS

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics.  Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.

NON TARIFFED QUALIFICATIONS

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science/ Medicine/ Dentistry/ Pharmacy) with a minimum 122 UCAS tariff points.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 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 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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