Biomedical Science is at the forefront of pioneering advances in medicine. In our leading-edge laboratory facilities set in the heart of our historic campus you’ll explore this vibrant field.
Designed in collaboration with NHS clinical laboratories and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the course will take you through a series of health laboratory challenges led by both academic and NHS staff, training you in the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and prevention of disease. With a focus on practical exploration and assessment, these exercises will build your capability and confidence to undertake your own laboratory research.
You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your skills and employability through work-based modules, ranging from short internships to year-long placements. For students wishing to become Registered Biomedical Scientists, a placement year in UKAS accredited NHS hospital laboratories will enable you to complete your IBMS Registration Training Portfolio.
You’ll finish the course well-prepared to graduate to a career in biomedical research or healthcare services, or to progress to professional training in medicine, dentistry, nursing or teaching.
Your first year on the course will introduce the essentials of anatomy, physiology, cells, infection, immunity, biochemistry, microbiology and genetics. While developing a grounding in these key topics, you’ll be well supported in your transition to studying Biomedical Science at university and be given personal access to the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science book series.
You’ll rotate through key themes in histopathology, cytopathology, haematology and virology in your second year, debating contemporary issues and gaining key skills in data analysis.
By the third year you’ll develop specialisms in biotechnology, neurobiology, pharmacology, toxicology, epidemiology and cancer medicine, choosing your own laboratory-based research area for your Dissertation project. You’ll accomplish all this through our focus on practical learning, drawing on and developing a broad spectrum of skills to help you succeed in life beyond University.
There is a range of fee waivers, scholarships, bursaries and awards on offer for both UK and International students.