medical

Faculty of Health Sciences

Biomedical Science

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: BC99

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chemistry of Life

  • Cell Structure and Function

  • Principles of Genetics

  • Microbiology and Immunology

  • Skills for Biomedical and Human Biology Sciences

  • Human Physiology

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Molecular Genetics and Proteomics

  • Blood Sciences

  • Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

  • Professional and Research Skills for Biomedical Scientists

  • Biological Basis of Disease

  • Molecular Cell Biology and Histopathology

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Applied Molecular Biology and Regulation of Gene Expression

  • Cellular Pathology

  • Clinical Biochemistry

  • Clinical Haematology

  • Medical Microbiology

  • Muscle Fitness and Failure

  • Infection Control

  • Molecular and Medical Parasitology

  • Independent Research Project

  • Cancer Biology

"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

More about this course

Biomedical Science applies biological principles to medicine. It explores the normal physiological processes and functions of the human body to appreciate disease processes, diagnosis and treatment. This is a dynamic topic with continual advancements in health care and science driving innovation and research. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, this three-year degree equips you with the academic knowledge and practical skills suitable for employment in a variety of settings including working at the cutting edge of health research, an area of science that can ultimately save people’s lives. Your learning experience is underpinned by research-active staff whose innovative work has been ranked by independent bodies as internationally excellent, and a programme designed with major input from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Our recently opened Allam Building, a £10 million centre for cancer and cardiovascular research, provides a state-of-the-art learning environment on campus. We also offer you the flexibility to develop professionally and to specialise in a clinical discipline area of your choice. Our multi-disciplinary, laboratory-based approach, together with constant curriculum reviews, keep our teaching up to date with the latest developments in the rapidly changing field of Biomedical Science. The option of a foundation year is ideal for students who lack the academic background to progress directly to the full BSc programme. Our graduates go on to exciting career opportunities including specialist laboratory work, expert and consultant roles, research, education and management positions, or to study for higher degrees at Masters and PhD level.

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

17%

83%

Second year

18%

82%

Final year

18%

82%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

65%

35%

Second year

47%

18%

35%

Final year

47%

18%

35%

Europe’s longest standing science festival - The British Science Festival - is coming to the University of Hull, 11-15th September 2018.

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Programmes designed in collaboration with NHS professionals to guarantee real-world relevance.

Some of the UK's finest facilities including a £10m centre for cancer and metabolic research.

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Accredited degrees approved as meeting industry standards by expert academics and professionals.

Excellent links with local biotechnology companies, research units and hospitals.

Entry requirements

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For Foundation Year, we require IELTS 5.5 overall, with 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

When you graduate you will be able to offer numerous skills, opening up the possibility of a career in many areas. As a scientist, your analytical and problem-solving skills, along with your experience in research, will be much sought after by employers. We have excellent links with local industry, hospitals and research units – many of our Biomedical Science students gain employment straight away.

Once qualified, some biomedical scientists work in laboratories for the NHS and private sector. Modern laboratories are the hi-tech hubs of hospitals, at the cutting edge of medical technology. You will be eligible to work in academic research, in the health service, in biomedical scientist roles, in medical institutions and in education.

Our graduates go into a diverse range of other careers with employers such as ConocoPhillips, RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser), the Civil Service, Boots, various hospitals and the NHS. Many students have also chosen to stay on for higher degrees both at Masters and PhD level.