BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (2-year degree)School of Allied Health
This course is a unique 2-year programme taught at our Crewe campus awarding graduates of this course a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences degree.
Biomedical science focuses on how cells, organs and metabolic systems function in the human body. Through this understanding of health and disease processes, new treatments and therapies can be created or developed, contributing to necessary advances toward solving significant health problems facing today’s society
- Our programme introduces its students through clinical, laboratory and theoretical training to be adaptable and prepared for an ever changing healthcare, industrial or commercial environment.
- Our teaching strategy promotes student centred learning with a focus on small tutorials and workshops rather than large lecture based programmes.
- If wishing to study medicine students who are predicted, or achieve, a 2.1 will be eligible to make an application to The University of Buckingham MB ChB Selection Process.
- Our Programme costs the same in tuition fees as a traditional 3 year BSc. Programme. In fact on average there is a saving of around £12000 living costs when studying an accelerated programme.
- We believe our graduates are better prepared for further study. Students who can complete a 3 year course in just 2 years may appeal to universities when applying for intensive courses such as medicine, dentistry or postgraduate study.
- When in employment, employees do not get a long summer break and neither do our students. This informs prospective employers that our graduates are already accustomed to the demands of the workplace which enables our graduates stand out from the crowd.
Required subjects: Chemistry and Biology
Preferred subjects: None
Required grades: BBC
- International Baccalaureate: 30 points
- Approved Medical/Biomedical foundation programme
- Irish Leaving Certificate
- Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers
- Access to HE Diploma
- BTEC programme of study, however, students who have a BTEC as their highest attained qualification will normally be offered the Medical Foundation programme.
Equivalent International Qualifications
Prospective international applicants with other qualifications should contact us for an individual assessment.
English language requirements
If English is not a student’s native language, they are normally expected to have passed a recognised test in English to the level of IELTS Academic score of 6.5 or equivalent (with no less than 6.0 in each section). IELTS General Training is not suitable for this level.
The programme is taught using a range of teaching methodologies such as lectures, small group tutorial sessions, problem-based learning, one-to-one personal tutoring, seminars, practicals and personal assessments.
Level 4 (October-June)
- Skills for Science
- Molecular Cell Biology
- Brain, Muscle and Coordination
- Gut, Hormones and Metabolism
- Circulation and Fluid Balance
- Matter and Energy in Medicine
Level 5 (July-December)
- Haematology and Transfusion Science
- Clinical Immunology and Microbiology
- Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology 1
- Integrated research Skills
Level 6 (February-July)
- Clinical Genetics
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology 2
- Independent Research Project
There are many graduate routes available for students successfully completing a biomedical sciences programme. It is good practice to explore more than one opportunity to ensure you are making informed decisions about your career choices.
Healthcare related industries
Students will be prepared for careers in a range of areas, including:
- Private, charity or government funded laboratory sciences
- Pathology laboratories
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Healthcare or medical teaching
- Medical writing or editing
- Healthcare management
- Clinical trials management and research
Further study and scientific research
The research element of this programme is the ideal preparation for anyone considering a career in postgraduate research/study at MSc, MPhil and PhD level.
Graduate medical programmes
This programme is not a qualification in healthcare practice. However, students will gain the skills and knowledge required for a strong application to graduate medical programmes and with further study and training, graduates can also enter careers in:
- Allied health programmes such as Podiatry, Physiotherapy or Radiography
- Veterinary medicine
- Physician associate
The fees for this course are:
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Full-time (2 Years)
The University reserves the right to increase course fees annually in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering educational services. If the University intends to increase your course fees it will notify you via email of this as soon as reasonably practicable.
Course fees do not include additional costs such as books, equipment, writing up fees and so on. Where applicable, these additional costs will be made clear.
We welcome applications in two different ways – directly via our online application form or through UCAS.
Apply online via our course pages:
- Most flexible option
- Apply until shortly before the course starts
- No application fees
- You can apply to us as an extra option alongside your UCAS choices
You can apply directly through our website by clicking the ‘apply’ button at the bottom of the course page.
Apply via UCAS
You can easily make Buckingham one of your UCAS choices:
- You can apply to up to 5 choices
- The application and decision deadlines are set by UCAS
- There is an application fee to UCAS
Our UCAS code is B90.
If you’re interested in transferring to Buckingham from another university then please get in touch to talk through your options.