MSci Biomedical Science

Course overview

Qualification Bachelor's Degree
Study mode Full-time
Duration 4 years
Intakes September
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Entry Requirements

  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C or above, or Grade 4 under newly reformed GCSE grading, in English Language, Mathematics and Double Science, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: Grade B or above in Biology or Chemistry plus a Grade C or above in another science subject. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • Specific subjects: Biology, Chemistry
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: To include six units in Biology or Chemistry and six units in another science subject.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at distinction in Biology or Chemistry, and an additional 15 credits at merit in another Science subject.
  • Baccalaureate IB: A minimum grade of 6 in higher level Biology or Chemistry and grade 5 in another higher level science subject.


Year 0 (Foundation Year)

  • Biology in Practice
  • Chemistry in Practice
  • Skills for Science
  • People and Science

Year one

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomedical Skills
  • Cell Biochemistry and Genetics
  • Pathophysiology of Disease.

Year two

  • Practice and Communication of Science
  • Physiological and Immunological Systems
  • Studies in the Biology of Disease

Plus two of the following optional modules:

  • Drugs and Disease
  • Cell Signalling
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics.

Year three

  • Research Dissertation Project
  • Research Experimental Project.

Plus two OR three of the following specialist modules:

  • Medical Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Haematology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cellular Pathology and Oncology
  • Immunology.

Plus selection/s from the following optional modules, depending on credit requirements:

  • Professional Practice in Applied Science*
  • Science Communication
  • Genomic Technologies
  • Scientific Frontiers and Enterprise
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Antimicrobial Agents
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Final year

  • Research in Practice
  • Research with Impact
  • Current Issues in Biomedical Research.

*compulsory module if you choose to undertake a placement.

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