Applied Biomedical Science, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • 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.



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
  • 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

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Typical Offer: 112 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate


  • A-level: 32 Points from Biology and Chemistry
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level Biology and Chemistry
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

Interview Required? Yes

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 3.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). You will be required to attend an interview.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Formal examinations
  • Presentations 
  • Case study-based reports
  • Critical evaluations of data
  • Laboratory reports
  • 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:

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How to apply

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