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Biomedical Science with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BSc Biomedical Science with a Year Abroad course allows you to spend your third year studying biomedical science at another top university in a country such as the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong. You'll have the freedom to study biomedical science-related classes at your host university as well as an opportunity to take other courses, and experience life in another part of the world. You'll even pay reduced fees for the year you're abroad.The course covers everything from the gene to whole body systems including cell and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, developmental biology, neuroscience and systems biology. We're proud to be one of only a few universities in the UK to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to perform full body cadaveric dissection, providing you with an excellent foundation for understanding human physiology and developmental biology.All of our students take compulsory modules designed to give you specialist knowledge of biomedical science and the essential skills that every professional scientist needs. As you progress through your degree, optional modules will allow you to specialise in the areas that interest you the most, from physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience, to developmental and cell biology, stem cells and cancer.In your first year you’ll cover the basic concepts and skills that biomedicine is based on. In practical lab sessions you’ll learn the scientific research techniques that you’ll use throughout your degree. You’ll have lectures and take part in small group tutorials where you’ll be introduced to the latest research findings from our world-leading academics and you’ll also have the opportunity to share your own knowledge and benefit from others' expertise through optional peer assisted study sessions.In your second year you’ll begin exploring more advanced scientific techniques both in the lab and in lectures with topics including molecular physiology and cell and developmental biology. Many students choose to take our ’Introduction to Human Anatomy’ module where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the human body by performing cadaveric dissection.Your third year will be spent studying biomedical science at your chosen international institution.On your return to Sheffield, in your fourth year you'll complete a research project alongside your chosen specialist modules. Students who choose to be lab-based will be embedded in one of our research groups, working within a team to conduct and report research findings. If you choose to undertake your project in a non-laboratory setting you could complete an extended library project, gain experience of teaching in local schools, or even join the "Patients as Educators" scheme to interact with and discuss clinical conditions with patient volunteers.Our graduates go on to make a difference in all sorts of ways. Many of them use their scientific skills and specialist knowledge to work in biomedical research, biotechnology or the pharmaceutical industry for large organisations such as GSK and Pfizer. Some do a PhD, or go on to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary science. With a general understanding of contemporary biology, our graduates are also successful in areas as diverse as journalism, medical sales, the software sector, management and administration; some have even set-up their own businesses.If you want to study biomedical science, but don't meet the entry requirements to go straight into the first year, our Biosciences with Foundation Year could be for you. After successfully completing the one-year programme, you'll progress onto the first year of your chosen degree.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sheffield

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  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 103 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    158 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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