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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In this course you train to work at the forefront of modern medicine. Focus on the science that underpins medicine, and how medical science can lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating disease. This course covers topics such as biomedical laboratory research and frontline clinical care in order to improve patients’ lives.

Your learning structures

Tailored pathway options allow you to specialise in topical, cutting edge areas of medical science:

Diseases pathway: explore the genetic and physiological basis of major diseases and disorders and study how gene-environment interaction underpins disease.
Example modules: Clinical Psychology, Bacteriology & Virology, infectious diseases.

Medical Devices pathway: learn how modern technology is used to address previously insurmountable medical challenges.
Example modules: Introduction to programming, Sensors & Transducers for Biomedical Engineering.

Clinical and Medical Sciences pathway: investigate the complex causes of major diseases and global epidemics, and study the multidisciplinary approach to their containment, treatment and prevention.
Example modules: Public Health & Nutrition, Medicines in Healthcare, Drug Targets.

Careers for BSc Medical Science Graduates

This degree is geared towards careers within the NHS and its supporting industries.

Our Clinical and Medical Sciences pathway has been designed specifically to provide a foundation for graduate-entry medical school. You could also enter a career in the pharmaceutical industry or pursue further medical study.

All pathways allow you to work in hospital, pharmaceutical or research laboratories. You may also decide to study for higher research degrees.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,830per 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 : ABB

A level Biology and one other science at grade B. Acceptable Science subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology.

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    123 54%

    57th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    83rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    33rd

    56

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