Biomedical Science students in the Lab

Study Biomedical and Forensic Science at Hull

Develop the knowledge and skills to drive innovation that saves lives on our Biomedical Science degree. Or gain hands-on experience of forensic investigation and evidence analysis on our Forensic Science course. Then learn how to be an expert witness in court.

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Careers that make a difference

Discover the underlying causes of pathologies and how this helps diagnose and treat diseases as a Biomedical Science student at Hull. You’ll graduate ready for a variety of careers, including potentially life-saving work at the cutting edge of health research. As well as biomedical scientist roles, you could go on to work in medical institutions, education, academic research and the health service.

Pursue a career in the criminal justice system as a forensic scientist or crime scene investigator with our Forensic Science degree. You’ll gain the essential skills required for a range of careers within this rapidly growing sector – even ones that may not exist yet. And you’ll develop highly transferable skills that make you employable in a variety of sectors – from education through to quality control in the pharmaceutical industry.

Our graduates have gone into diverse careers with employers such as ConocoPhillips, Reckitt, Smith & Nephew, the Civil Service, pharmacies and the NHS.

Biomedical science lab

Top 10 for Forensic Science

Our BSc Forensic Science is ranked 3rd in the UK for Research Quality.1

Top 10 in the UK

Biomedical Science at Hull is ranked Top 10 in the UK for Teaching and Feedback Satisfaction.2

100% employability

100% of our Biomedical Science students in work or further study 15 months after graduating, giving you excellent future prospects.3

State-of-the-art facilities

Gain practical skills in cutting-edge facilities, including a pre-clinical imaging unit, replica Crime Scene Facility, and our leading research laboratory The Daisy Building.

Institute of Biomedical Science accredited)

Approved by experts

Our Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), so you can be confident that it meets industry standards.

Laboratory learning

Take part in stimulating practical classes, supported by expert academics in our modern teaching labs.

The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences)

CSFS accredited

Forensics at Hull is accredited by CSFS, the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Get hands-on experience

Gain a deep understanding of the human form and function in health and disease on our Biomedical Science degree. We’re one of the few campuses in the UK with a pre-clinical imaging unit, which links biomedical science with chemistry and medicine.

Develop practical experience of crime scene investigation in our newly developed Crime Scene Training Facility and analyse evidence in the laboratory as a Forensic Science student.

PET Research Centre

Positron Emission Tomography Research Centre

Our state-of-the-art PET Research facility uses medical imaging technology for research and early diagnosis of diseases.

Get hands-on with evidence

Our Forensic Science students learn how to collect and preserve evidence in our on-campus replica Crime Scene Training Facility.
Allam medical building

Allam Medical Building

Forensic Science students access the Allam Medical Building – the heart of our £28 million Health Campus.

Microscopy Suite

Biomedical Science students research in our Microscopy Suite – an imaging facility for investigating the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases.

Allam Research Building

Biomedical Students carry out research in our state-of-the-art £10 million Allam Research Building - a centre for cancer and cardiovascular research.

Established industry links

Our strong links with industry give you plenty of opportunities to refine the key skills demanded by employers. Biomedical Science students benefit from our excellent relationships with local biotechnology companies, research units and hospitals including the Queen's Centre for Oncology and Haematology at Hull's Castle Hill Hospital. Forensic Science students can tap into our strong links with Humberside Police, and hear from a range of expert guest speakers too.

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Criminology student Megan Witty with Humberside Police

First stop: Biomedical and Forensic Science at Hull

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Biomedical Scientist

Forensic Scientist


Crime scene investigator

Healthcare scientist


Laboratory analyst

Medical research scientist

Commercial scientist

Designed with the NHS

Our Biomedical Science course is designed in collaboration Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. With major input from NHS professionals, your course is guaranteed real-world relevance and authenticity. This also gives you access to facilities like the leading research laboratory, The Daisy Building, based at Hull’s Castle Hill Hospital. Researchers in this progressive research centre, together with their project students, are developing technology to treat cancer, heart conditions and respiratory problems.

A stepping stone to your chosen career

Foundation years are available for our Biomedical Science and Forensic Science degrees. So if you’re a few grades short, you earned your qualifications a long time ago, or you want to change direction completely, you can take a foundation year to boost your skills and knowledge. Foundation years take you from not quite meeting our regular entry requirements to getting onto the degree that could change your life.

Your next steps

We’re here to help at every stage of your journey to university, whether you’re looking for a course, or you’re ready to apply. If you have any questions, just get in touch. You can also receive important updates from us using the form.


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1. (Forensic Science, Joint 3rd) The Complete University Guide 2024.

2. (Biomedical Science, Teaching Satisfaction 6th, Feedback Satisfaction 7th) The Guardian University Rankings 2024.

3. (Biomedical Science) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.