The BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences is a unique 2-year programme taught on the Crewe campusawarding graduates of this course aBSc (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, which makes it a very dynamic and exciting field of study.
This course is part of the Medipathways® suite of courses, specifically designed for students interested in progressing on to medical, dental school or other healthcare sciences and professions.
Why is this BSc programme unique?
Students who are predicted, or achieve, a 2.1 will be guaranteed an invitation to the second phase of the University of Buckingham MB ChB Selection Process – the MMI. Applicants will also be required to have grade C in English GCSE, or if English is not their first language an IELTS of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component.
As shown by our success statistics below, this BSc is designed with medical or dental school entry in mind. It has been shown to enhance your chances of securing a place several times over in comparison to other traditional BSc degree courses elsewhere.
Virtually all medical and dental schools in the UK will consider graduates of this 2 year BSc. in exactly the same way as graduates of a conventional 3 year degree programme. They usually require at least a 2.1 honours degree, as well as other more specific entry criteria which can be confirmed by contacting them directly.
It costs the same in tuition fees as other 3 year BSc. programmes – so you are not paying a premium for finishing early. In fact, since you are saving a year, which also means you save a year of accommodation, food and travel – an average of £12,000.
We believe our graduates are better-prepared. Students who can complete a 3 year course in just 2 years display ability to manage a greater task-load. This may appeal to universities when you are applying for postgraduate courses, including intensive courses such as medicine or dentistry.
When in employment, employees do not get a long summer break and neither do our students. This informs prospective employees that our graduates are better prepared for hard work– making them stick out in the pile of other applicants they receive.
These are the aggregate 2015-18 stats for leavers with a Medipathways® BSc or Pre-Med for medical schools across the UK:
All applicants who graduated: 71% interview | 63% offer
Applicants achieving a 2.1 or higher: 86% interview | 75% offer
Applicants achieving a 1st: 100% interview | 100% offer
Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis and an interview may be required.
A-Level grades of BBC, which include Biology & Chemistry (or equivalent e.g. IB score of 32 points overall) are usually our standard requirement for entry onto our 2 year BSc. programme.
Equivalent qualifications, such as the Irish Leaving Certificate, the I.B. Diploma and the Scottish Advanced Highers are also accepted. Prospective international applicants with other qualifications should contact us for an individual assessment.
We welcome applications from students who have successfully completed a BTEC programme of study, however students who have a BTEC as their highest attained qualification will normally be offered the Medical Foundation programme.
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 6.5 or equivalent (with not less than 6.0 in the writing and listening sections).
Students who have passed and approved a medical/biomedical foundation are strongly considered for a place.
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.
Year 1 (September – June)
Foundations of Medical Science (L4)
Doctors, Patients and Health (L4)
Molecular Cell Biology (L4)
Brain, Muscle and Coordination (L4)
Gut, Hormones and Metabolism (L4)
Circulation and Fluid Balance (L4)
Matter and Energy in Medicine (L4)
Year 2 (July – August)
Integrated Pathology and Therapeutics 1 (L5)
Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (L5)
Experiments Data and Evidence (L5)
Cell Signalling and Communication (L5)
Integrated Pathology and Therapeutics 2 (L6)
Genes, Disease and Identity (L6)
Brain, Physiology and Behaviour (L6)
Independent Project (L6)
A prediction of a 2.1 will guarantee an interview at our Medical School as well be considered by virtually all medical and dental schools in the UK.
Past graduates have also completed an MSc and successfully re-applied to medical school allowing our graduates to complete a BSc. and MSc. in just 3-years.
Home and EU students: £27,000 in total for the full 2 year course. (£13,500 for year 1 and £13,500 for year 2)
International students: £39,000 in total for the full 2 year course. (£19,500 year 1 and £19,500 for year 2)