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Biomedical and Forensic Science courses

Be inspired by our expert lecturers as you train for a career at the cutting edge of life-saving research and diagnostics. At Hull, Biomedical Sciences sits within the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Our students become part of a vibrant, forward-thinking research community that provides an outstanding academic atmosphere, which is why Biomedical Sciences is ranked 4th for course satisfaction in the UK and Forensic Science is ranked 7th overall* in the UK.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Biomedical Science

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

  • Forensic Science

    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.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MSc in Biomedical Sciences

    The MSc in Biomedical Sciences teaches students to understand the importance of research and experience advanced research techniques. Apply now to study at the University of Hull.

Postgraduate Research

  • Biomedical Science research degrees

    MSc by Research and PhD opportunities in Biomedical Science at the University of Hull. Join our research community and take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities.

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, Humberside Police, and hospitals, including the Queen's Centre for Oncology and Haematology at Hull's Castle Hill Hospital.

Biomedical Sciences student with a skeleton

Biomedical Science programmes designed with the NHS

Our undergraduate 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 crime scene training facilities and 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.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2019/20, published by HESA 2022

94.2% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*


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.

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.


Contact us

Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX


The Guardian University Rankings 2023.
* The Complete University Guide 2023