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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our dual Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and Royal Society of Biology (RSB) accredited Biomedical Science degree focuses on current clinical practice. It has been designed to provide you with the necessary academic requirements to allow you apply to become a registered Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It covers a range of disciplines including microbiology, physiology and immunology, as well as common aspects of medicine and care, such as blood transfusions; and explores the impact on the human body of things like exercise, temperature, and disease.During your time on the course you could get to:- Undertake liver function tests- Learn how to set up and read an ECG- Determine your own blood group- Undertake research to explore new clinical treatments- Practice key techniques used in pathology laboratories like preparing and staining tissue samples, and examining serum samples.All 3rd and 4th year BSc Biomedical Sciences courses are accredited by the IBMS.**Placement year**By studying at Aston, you’ll have the opportunity to gain invaluable real-world experience in the NHS or industry through an optional placement year: giving you the platform for a career that saves and transforms lives.Designed to make you stand out in the graduate crowd, you could undertake a placement in a hospital, industrial or research laboratory, or in a non-laboratory setting.Our students have completed placements in:- Clinical trial companies- Research institutes- Pharmaceutical companies- Medical sales- Biotechnology companies- NHS organisations- International students and post-study work visaAston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students. Students from over 120 different countries choose to study with us every year and Aston is not only a great place to study, based in the centre of Birmingham it’s also a great place to live.The new post-study work visa enables international students to remain in the UK for two years after they have completed their studies to find work. For more information visit the government website.For International Students intending to do a foundation year, visit ONCAMPUS.**Course outline**Studying Biomedical Science at Aston University gives you the abilities needed to provide healthcare, undertake medical research and understand the pharmaceutical industry. You’ll develop a thorough knowledge of the core principles of how the human body works, and a deep understanding of the vital role biomedical scientists play in the healthcare sector.Our teaching is research-led; meaning you learn about the research our world-leading academics are doing, particularly in your final year. We also make sure you gain exposure to practicing biomedical scientists via guest lectures, so you can hear first-hand what this rewarding role is really like.From your first year at Aston you’ll learn more about the careers available to graduates with biomedical science degrees, as well as spending time reflecting on the skills acquired and needed for your future career.**Key course benefits:**- Dual accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).- BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science also offers the chance to apply for HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registration after graduation. - Boost your employability with an optional placement year designed to set your studies in a real-world context.- Aston is ranked 2nd in the UK for Health Professions (Guardian University Guide, 2022).- Ranked 12th in the UK for a career after 15 months (Biosciences, Guardian University Guide 2022).- Study in a research-rich School ranked in the top 5 in the UK for research quality in Biomedical Sciences (Complete University Guide 2022).

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,100per year

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A level : BBB

BBB in three A Level subjects including Biology.Excluded Subjects: We welcome the following subjects as an additional A Level, but not as one of the core three A levels; General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies.BBC in three A Level subjects including Biology and grade B in either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).BCC in three A Level subjects including Biology for our contextual offer scheme (more details https: //www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI¬offer).We welcome applicatio

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    48th

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Aston is renowned for its careers and employability support, and the opportunities it provides for students to gain practical work experience.
Students have the opportunity to gain experience through internships, placements, projects and business start-ups.
The university has a range of scholarships including a fully funded Aston Enterprise Scholarship for a student with a winning business idea.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 77

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    124 57%

    45th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    23rd

    42

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