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Applied Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

Our degree in applied biomedical science provides the academic, professional and laboratory skills you need for a career as a biomedical scientist in the medical diagnostic and research sectors.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Our degree is accredited by the profession
  • You have a unique opportunity to train in an NHS laboratory for a year
  • The course provides a foundation in human disease
  • You will focus on real-life clinical case studies to enhance your understanding.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

B903 M BSc/ApBiSc

Department

Life & Sports Science

Location

Attendance

4 years sandwich

Professional recognition

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

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

Applicants will initially register on the BSc Hons Biomedical Science, with the opportunity to progress 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 apply formally 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).

Course aims:

  • 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 will study

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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

Subjects:

  • 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 (formerly grade C or above), 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 courseinfo@gre.ac.uk 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 international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

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Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Formal examinations
  • Presentations 
  • Case study-based reports
  • Critical evaluations of data
  • Laboratory reports
  • A project.

Careers

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.

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