Biomedical Science is at the forefront of pioneering advances in medicine. In our leading-edge biomedical laboratory facility set in the heart of our historic campus, you’ll explore this vibrant field, joining our Biosciences group that has been rated 6th in the UK for overall student satisfaction by the Guardian League Table 2020.
Through a series of health laboratory challenges, you’ll be trained 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.
You’ll finish the course well-prepared to graduate to a career in medical research and health service, 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.
You’ll rotate through key themes in histopathology, cytopathology, haematology and virology in your second year, and debate contemporary issues and gain 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 suceed in life beyond University.
Tariff information for 2021 entry
BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.
Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.
See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-time||B100|
|BSc (Hons) - 4 years placement||B101|
- Medical Research
- Health Service Laboratories
“I’m fascinated by the recent discoveries in genetics and the shifts towards personalised medicine. The techniques we’re learning contribute to improved healthcare in our society. My ambition is to work as an NHS Biomedical Scientist."
"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate
12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)
Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.
If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.
On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on email@example.com.
High student satisfaction levels
Learn in a supportive and fulfilling environment - our Bioscience courses are ranked 6th in the UK for overall student satisfaction by the 2020 Guardian League Table.
Progress to a career in your chosen health profession
The Biomedical Science degree is a great way in to a career in medical research and health service, or to professional training in medicine, dentistry, nursing or teaching.