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Biomedical Sciences

Train for a career at the cutting edge of life-saving research and diagnostics. Be inspired by our expert lecturers whose innovative work has been ranked as internationally excellent. At Hull, Biomedical Sciences is part of the School of Life Sciences, which sits within the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Our students become part of a vibrant, forward-thinking research community that provides an outstanding academic atmosphere.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement Integrated Masters


  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

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    This accredited course equips students with the knowledge and skills to work at the cutting edge of health research, driving innovation that saves lives.

  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

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    In this course you will gain the skills to become a competent and confident forensic scientist, as well as transferable skills for a wide range of jobs.

  • BSc (Hons) Human Biology

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    An in-depth, hands-on approach to the study of the biological systems of the human body.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MSc in Biomedical Science

    Students gain an understanding of the importance of research and experience advanced techniques, incorporating research design and data analysis.

  • MSc in Cancer Imaging

    This is the UK's only programme entirely focused on the imaging of cancer and was purpose-built to meet a demand for expert researchers and clinicians.

  • MSc in Translational Oncology

    Designed with an international team of clinicians and research specialists, this MSc provides an understanding of the causes and treatment of cancer.

Postgraduate Research

Simon Pears

"The teaching facilities here are really good. There's always money coming in and new lecturers coming in all the time, which keeps things constantly up to scratch."

Simon Pears
BSc Biomedical Sciences

Why study at Hull?

Our staff are experts in their fields and their research has been assessed as world-leading which means that students receive training in the most advanced ideas and techniques.

Our courses focus on employability and are designed to ensure graduates leave with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful.


Accredited degrees

Our BSc Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science which means it has been approved as meeting industry standards by expert academics and professionals.

Postgraduate research student examining a petri dish

Industry links

We have excellent links with local biotechnology companies, research units and hospitals , including the Queen's Centre for Oncology and Haematology at Hull's Castle Hill Hospital.

Biomedical Sciences student with a skeleton

Programmes designed with the NHS

All of our programmes are designed in collaboration with NHS professionals to guarantee real-world relevance and authenticity.



Our students have access to some of the finest facilities in the country including a £10m centre for cancer and metabolic research and the world-class Daisy Laboratories at Castle Hill Hospital.

See where you will learn


Many of our graduates go onto careers as biomedical scientists with the NHS, while others progress onto roles in research, consultant, teaching and management.

We place a strong focus on employability, embedding highly-prized graduate skills across all courses



Our research

Our world-leading research focuses on metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, wound healing and cancer. By bringing together academics and health professionals, we quickly translate research into tangible benefits for patients.

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Daisy Building

Industry experience

We have excellent links with local industry, hospitals and research units, including the Daisy Laboratories at Hull's Castle Hill Hospital, giving students plenty of opportunities to refine the key skills demanded by employers. They can also undertake laboratory projects with our exciting, cutting-edge research teams.

Campus tulips in Spring

Now see for yourself

The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.

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Contact us

School of Life Sciences
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX