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Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University

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UCAS CODE: B940

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This accredited Biomedical Sciences degree explores the human body’s function in health and disease. It equips you with specialist knowledge about how diseases occur, and how researchers and clinicians develop new treatments.

Course overview

This degree develops your understanding of how the human body functions in health and disease, and ensures you graduate well prepared to make a difference in modern biomedical research and/or medicine.

We're a National Centre of Excellence in biomedical research and our world-leading expert staff teach at all levels on our degree programmes. This means you graduate with the latest knowledge in human health and disease.

You’ll explore the links between:

  • anatomy
  • biochemistry
  • genetics
  • immunology
  • microbiology
  • neuroscience
  • pharmacology
  • physiology

By gaining an understanding of research in these areas, you'll learn how we can develop either preventative approaches or new treatments for a range of common diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, autoimmunity, cancer, and diabetes.

Professional accreditation

This degree has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

Accreditation by the RSB recognises academic excellence in the biosciences that educates the research and development leaders and innovators of the future.

Teaching methods

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, practical laboratory classes and small group seminars.

You'll have the chance to attend optional research talks, aimed especially at first-year students, as part of our biomedicine+ programme.

Teaching methods may vary from module to module.

Study abroad

Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.

You can choose to spend up to a year studying at a partner institution overseas. You can even take a summer placement in an overseas research laboratory.

Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 2 and 3.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. A work placement is not available if you're spending a year studying abroad. Placements are subject to availability.

Your future

There is a great demand for graduates in the biomedical and biomolecular sciences within the health services and industry, particularly leading or working as part of research teams, and many of our students choose this career path.

A large proportion of our graduates choose to take a further degree either a medical, master's, PhD or teaching qualification, before embarking on permanent employment.

Recent Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences BSc and MSci Honours graduates have taken up roles such as:

  • clinical specialist
  • laboratory analyst
  • research technician
  • clinical data associate
  • trainee clinical scientist
  • research PhD student

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,600per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB - AAA

AAA-AAB including Biology or Chemistry, plus at least one from: Mathematics or Further Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; Biology; or Chemistry. Use of Mathematics, World Development, communication and Culture and Critical Thinking not accepted.GCSE Chemistry, Biology or Combined Science (minimum grade A or 7) required if Biology and Chemistry are not offered at A or AS level.

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 73 22

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    151 68%

    15th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    36th

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%

    5th

    3

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