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Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Do you want to help diagnose and treat diseases? Fascinated by the science behind clinical practice? Then how about a career in biomedical science.Our biomedical sciences course will ultimately prepare you for a future investigating the diseases which attack the human body, and see you ready to play a part in advancing modern medicine.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**We are helping support the creation of 27,000 new STEM jobs in Cumbria. For some there's nothing better than an afternoon in the lab, if this sounds like you, the University of Cumbria's £3.5million labs are the perfect place for you to carry out your experiments surrounded by people just as passionate about science as you are and with cutting edge equipment.We developed our course to help bridge the national shortage for science graduates since Cumbria plays an important part in the biomedical industry. You'll learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research - ultimately, so you can make a difference to people's lives through the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the future.You won't just secure your academic knowledge through lectures - you'll put on your lab coat to learn with hands-on sessions in our new laboratories.- Gain a sound knowledge of immunology, cell and molecular biology to biochemistry and pharmacology- Study laboratory-specialist subjects, including: clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology and clinical genetics- Hone research and laboratory skills, crucial for your future as a scientist- Boost your employability by planning and conducting experiments independently- Learn and experiment in our new £3.5 million state-of-the-art laboratories- Tutors are involved in research, which will keep your learning up-to-date- Work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research- Develop all the skills and techniques required for diagnosis and research into disease that employers will demand of you- Access to journals and papers to keep you up-to-date with topical developments in the biomedical industryYou'll live and learn with fellow STEM students at our Fusehill Street campus in Carlisle. You will be within 30 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park - now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. And, with great transport links to major cities, including Newcastle and Glasgow, you'll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.The knowledge and experiential skills you achieve on this course will pave the way for a career in medical research, hospital and government laboratories, pharmaceutical and biotechnological research and development, like it has for many of our graduates.So, our degree course will give you the first-class academic knowledge and the essential lab skills you need to kick-start your future in Biomedical Science.Our aim is to ensure you understand the complex science behind the cause, consequence, diagnosis and treatment of disease, ready to step into a career.Year 1 & 2: You'll learn about cellular pathology, molecular genetics, the human immune system and biochemical pathways whilst using up-to-date equipment in our new laboratories.Year 3: You will delve deep into blood sciences and also have the opportunity to further your knowledge in the field of clinical biochemistry researching clinical markers, screening techniques and diagnostic approaches.You will also research and produce a dissertation.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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University information

University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    100th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    105 46%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%



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