• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Biomedical science is the term for the investigations carried out on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients.

A biomedical science degree is highly sought after in NHS pathology centres, forensic science laboratories, research institutions and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Successful graduates can benefit from entering a dynamic profession with long-term career prospects in research, specialised laboratory work, education and management.

The Biomedical Science (Hons) degree at De Montfort University is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, which enables our graduates to gain the necessary skills and qualifications sought by employers.

You’ll study a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, immunology and more. Throughout the course, you’ll be exploring the analytical skills needed in modern biomedical science, along with research and diagnostic techniques.

Graduate Careers

The graduates are highly sought-after by NHS pathology centres and have gone on to work in diagnostic laboratories in both the public and private sectors, as well as research institutions and the biotechnology industry in roles such as biomedical scientist, laboratory assistant, associate practitioner and pharmacology technician.

Accreditation

The Biomedical Science BSc course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years sandwich placement (optional)

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Basic Microbiology for Biomedical Science 
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology 
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences 
  • Professional and Quantitative Skills
  • Molecular Genetics and Genomics 
  • Biochemical Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 UCAS points from at least two A levels. One A level must be at grade C or above in either Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology, or

    • BTEC National Diploma Science - Distinction/ Distinction/ Merit, or
    • BTEC Extended Diploma Science - Distinction/ Distinction/ Merit
  • Plus, five GSCEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English
  • Alternative qualifications include:

    • Pass QAA Accredited AHE (Science) with a minimum of 21 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 24 Level 3 credits at Merit in Chemistry or Biology. English and Maths GCSE required at grade 4 (C) or above as separate qualifications
  • We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
    • International Baccalaureate: 28+ with six higher level points in Chemistry or Biology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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