Applied Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

  • Our degree is accredited by the profession
  • Offers a unique opportunity to train in an NHS laboratory for a year
  • Provides a foundation in human disease
  • Focuses on real life clinical case studies to enhance understanding

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

4 years sandwich programme



This programme is designed to provide a knowledge base in biomedical science and provide opportunities for graduates to work in the NHS Biomedical Science sector. The programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). 

Those applying for the degree will initially register on the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme, with opportunities for progression onto the BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science degree at the end of Year 2. During Year 2, students will be informed of hospital placements and asked to formally apply for a placement. If successful, they will be provided with an IBMS registration training portfolio to be completed during their placement year. BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science graduates who have been issued with the IBMS Certificate of Competence will be able to apply for registration with the regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

The aims of the programme are:

  • To advance students' academic, professional and laboratory skills for current and future employment in medical diagnostic and research environments
  • To develop relevant knowledge and understanding for the application of theory to practice, and to develop appropriate transferable skills in the use of information technology, communication, numeracy, problem-solving and case study analysis as applicable to biomedical science.

What you'll study

Extra information


Students are assessed through formal examinations, presentations and case study-based reports, together with critical evaluation of data, laboratory reports and a project.

Professional recognition

The programme is officially accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.


You will acquire the necessary academic, professional and laboratory skills for current and future employment as a Biomedical Scientist in medical diagnostic and research environments.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Got your results?

Call us now

020 8331 9000


Chat live to an operator

Opening hours

Mon 8.30am-6pm

Tue-Fri 9am-5pm

You might also like