A prediction of a 2.1 will guarantee an interview at our Medical School as well as being considered by many other medical and dental schools in the UK.
Past graduates have also gone on and completed an MSc and PhD.
Common employers of biomedical sciences graduates include:
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Medical Research Council (MRC)
- NHS, including NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
- Public Health England
You may also look for opportunities with academic departments at universities, forensic, charity or government-funded laboratories, veterinary services or private pathology laboratories.
The food and drink, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries employ graduates in areas such as research and development, quality assurance and sales. Publishing companies and the specialist press may also employ biomedical sciences graduates as writers or editors.
With such a wide range of careers open to you as a biomedical graduate, it is important to make sure you explore and research your options thoroughly so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
The following websites provide helpful information for career research:
Biomedical Scientists are regulated professionals and you will need to gain registration from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise in the NHS. This is achieved by completing the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) portfolio while working in an approved laboratory. With our accelerated 2 year degree The University of Buckingham like some other UK programmes does not currently provide this opportunity. It is possible to complete the IBMS portfolio after graduation, while working as a Trainee Biomedical Scientist or perhaps as a laboratory assistant in the NHS. Such opportunities can be fiercely competitive.
Transferable Skills for your CV
You will gain experience in laboratory work during your degree and this will equip you with the skills you need to plan, conduct and evaluate experiments. It will also enable you to comply with health and safety regulations and research and interpret scientific literature.
Transferable skills gained on your course include:
- analytical and problem-solving skills
- computing and the use of statistics
- data analysis, evaluation and interpretation
- project management
- organisation and time management
- oral and written communication
- team working – from laboratory work or activities such as sport, societies or voluntary work