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Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

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BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

For those who do not have a strong enough academic background for direct entry to the full BSc course, a foundation year provides a foundation of scientific, intellectual and investigative skills and knowledge, while developing a reflective and adaptive approach to study. You learn through a mix of formal study, discussion and practical experience.

Fees and funding

Please note, the fees for 2017/18 have not yet been confirmed.

UK/EU: £9,000

Overseas: £15,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,000

Overseas: £10,450


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

BC9Y

BSc (Hons)

4 years

About the course

Biomedical Science applies biological principles to medicine. It explores the normal physiological processes and functions of the human body to appreciate disease processes, diagnosis and treatment. This is a dynamic topic with continual advancements in health care and science driving innovation and research. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, this three-year degree equips you with the academic knowledge and practical skills suitable for employment in a variety of settings including working at the cutting edge of health research, an area of science that can ultimately save people’s lives. Your learning experience is underpinned by research-active staff whose innovative work has been ranked by independent bodies as internationally excellent, and a programme designed with major input from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Our recently opened Allam Building, a £10 million centre for cancer and cardiovascular research, provides a state-of-the-art learning environment on campus. We also offer you the flexibility to develop professionally and to specialise in a clinical discipline area of your choice. Our multi-disciplinary, laboratory-based approach, together with constant curriculum reviews, keep our teaching up to date with the latest developments in the rapidly changing field of Biomedical Science. The option of a foundation year is ideal for students who lack the academic background to progress directly to the full BSc programme. Our graduates go on to exciting career opportunities including specialist laboratory work, expert and consultant roles, research, education and management positions, or to study for higher degrees at Masters and PhD level.

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of, or interest in, a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

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Future prospects

When you graduate you will be able to offer numerous skills, opening up the possibility of a career in many areas. As a scientist, your analytical and problem-solving skills, along with your experience in research, will be much sought after by employers. We have excellent links with local industry, hospitals and research units – many of our Biomedical Science students gain employment straight away.

Once qualified, some biomedical scientists work in laboratories for the NHS and private sector. Modern laboratories are the hi-tech hubs of hospitals, at the cutting edge of medical technology. You will be eligible to work in academic research, in the health service, in biomedical scientist roles, in medical institutions and in education.

Our graduates go into a diverse range of other careers with employers such as ConocoPhillips, RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser), the Civil Service, Boots, various hospitals and the NHS. Many students have also chosen to stay on for higher degrees both at Masters and PhD level.