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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Biomedical Science

Course in clearing
Full-time Biosciences and chemistry

Gain a fundamental knowledge of how the body works – and what happens when it goes wrong.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Whether you have your results or not, apply by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B940
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Student satisfaction

This course scored 94% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Gain the skills and knowledge required to become a biomedical scientist.
  • Apply the latest biological science to fields such as medical diagnosis of disease and illness.
  • Research the causes and treatment of disease.
  • Choose to transfer onto the MSci qualification.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

Gain a broad-based education in biomedical sciences, its application and an insight into the impact of biomedical science within the clinical setting and scientific industry.

Optional transfer to the MSci qualification is aimed at students wanting to pursue a career in research and is suitable for students who achieve good results during years one and two of the BSc route.


Student View
Watch student Harriet Hamber-Stott talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Laura Cole talk about this course.


You experience a vibrant, challenging and supportive range of learning activities as you progress through the course. The overall aim of the programme is to give you sound preparation for a career in biomedical science.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • workshops
  • laboratory classes
  • mini-projects
  • work placements

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Anne-Marie Harrison
Anne-Marie Harrison
Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Science

Senior Lecturer

Laura Cole
Laura Cole
Lecturer in Biomedical Science

Laura is Course Leader of the BSc Biomedical Science Course and fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. We have excellent links with a range of NHS hospitals such as Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Rotherham General Hospital and organisations such as Hammersmith Medical.

There are also placement opportunities for those interested in a career in industry or research, for example at Abbot Diagnostics, University of Sheffield research laboratories or Quotient Bioresearch. If you study abroad or do your work placement in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.

Networking opportunities

We have extra-curricular career-focused activities such as careers and job fairs, employer events, mentoring schemes, internship opportunities, volunteering and leadership awards.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • academic research
  • the industrial biotechnology sector
  • heath services
  • medicine
  • clinical trials research

Some students go on to gain postgraduate degrees or PhD courses.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • the NHS

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBS) and approved as a preliminary qualification for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Registration with the HCPC is required for employment as a biomedical scientist in hospital laboratories.

If you are employed in an approved NHS training laboratory and complete appropriate training, the IBS can assess you for a Certificate of Competence. This with your honours degree, means you can register with the HCPC after you graduate.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • industry-standard instrumentation
  • high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and tissue culture

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and English at grade C or 4.

96 UCAS points from A levels including 32 points from A level Biology or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BSc Biomedical Science with Foundation Year.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Bioanalytical Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Cellular Biology And Biochemistry With Microbiology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Humans: Genes, Anatomy And Physiology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Biomedical Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Labs Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 1: Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Biomedical Investigations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Genes To Proteins, Biochemistry In Action Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Immunology And Microbiology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Pathological Basis Of Disease Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 2 Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Professional And Scientific Practice 3 Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Blood Sciences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Cellular Pathology And Infection Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Biochemistry Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Bioethics And Bioinformatics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Bioethics And Human Genetics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Bioinformatics And Human Genetics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Neurobiology Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Practical
Module: Pharmacology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Biosciences and chemistry courses (PDF)

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