What will I learn?

Course Details

Learn about how the human body functions in both health and disease, and discover how advances in biomedical sciences have helped in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of illness. You will have the opportunity to carry out many of these techniques for yourself in our purpose-built modern laboratories.

At the end of your first year of study, you can choose to continue your multidisciplinary studies in biomedical sciences and gain a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences award, or you can choose to study for a combined degree award by specialising in one of our four specific pathways:

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Biochemistry Pathway)

Study the biochemical interactions within the body, and the diagnosis of biochemically related diseases.

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Biotechnology Pathway)

By looking at the biological process involving genetics and gene technology you will learn about the molecular advances in the treatment of disease and the processes used to make treatments.

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacological Sciences Pathway)

Discover how different drugs are used for the treatment of diseases and what effect they have on the body. You will also develop your understanding of pharmacological principles and how they inform the development of drugs.

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology Pathway)

You will study the various types of pathogen that cause infectious disease, and the strategies they use to attack the body. You will learn how to how to diagnose them and also the treatments available. You will also look at the global burden of infectious disease and the various worldwide initiatives underway to try and control this challenging threat.

Royal Society of Biology accreditation

Our range of BSc Biomedical Science courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), so you can be sure you'll graduate with the expert capabilities demanded by employers in biological sciences. When you graduate you'll also receive one year's free RSB membership, offering valuable networking opportunities as you enter the world of work.

Institute of Biomedical Science accreditation

To work as a biomedical scientist in the UK, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our IBMS degree accreditation ensures our degree courses have a curriculum that meets the HCPC standards of proficiency for biomedical scientists. This accreditation also ensures you will receive a wide-ranging, research-informed scientific education and you will develop practical skills and experience that employers value. This programme will enable you to apply to register as a biomedical scientist after completing the IBMS certificate of competence portfolio in a suitable IBMS approved lab.

Job Prospects

Our course prepares you for employment in a wide range of scientific areas, including the pharmaceutical industry, scientific research, clinical trials, scientific writing, diagnostic laboratories, the food industry and teaching. In your final year you will study an integrative studies module with input from our Business Start-Up unit here at our university, providing you with valuable enterprise skills and knowledge. If you are interested in a career as a biomedical/healthcare scientist in the NHS you can undertake the NHS Scientist Training Programme after you have completed our Biomedical Sciences degree. Many of our graduates also go on to further study, including MSc, PhD, teacher training and physicians associates courses.

Which department am I in?

Clinical and Applied Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£10,500.00 (10,68,159) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

City CampusC

City Centre Campus,

Leeds,

LS1 3HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have completed SAT Reasoning Test with score of 1270 (including a minimum of 650 in Reading and Writing, and 610 in Math). English language requirements: SAT Reasoning Test 650 in Reading and Writing and SAT Subject Test 550 in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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