Undergraduate prospectus

Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

Our degree in biomedical science explores human health and disease, focusing on the mechanisms of disease, diagnostic pathways and therapeutic intervention.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Our degree is accredited by the profession
  • It provides a foundation in human disease
  • You focus on real-life clinical case studies to enhance your understanding.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

B940 M BSc/BmdS

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

Our extended degree contains a foundation year, so you can gain entry with a lower tariff.

Department

Life & Sports Science

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degrees contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

This course will give you a detailed study of human health and disease, focusing on the pathogenesis (mechanism) of disease, diagnostic pathway and therapeutic intervention. It will prepare you for careers in medical diagnostic and research environments.

The first year is a foundation for more advanced studies in subsequent years. Approximately a quarter of the course is taken up with practical-based courses that will build your skills in this area.

The second and final years take skills and theoretical development to more advanced levels. You can also carry out an independent research project that comprises one quarter of your final-year study. If you want work experience in this field, you can undertake a sandwich year.

Course aims

  • To advance your academic, professional and laboratory skills for employment in medical diagnostic and research environments
  • To develop the knowledge and understanding you require to apply theory to practice
  • To develop your transferable skills in information technology, communication, numeracy, problem solving and case study analysis.

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 (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 courseinfo@gre.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full-time education and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

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.

Concerned about grades?

We also offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

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.

Fees information International fees

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.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Formal examinations
  • Presentations
  • Case study-based reports
  • Critical evaluation of data
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Laboratory reports
  • Thesis.

Careers

This course will prepare you for employment in both the public and private healthcare sectors, including in the National Health Service, National Blood Service, Health Protection Agency and Medical Research Council, veterinary service, the Health and Safety Executive, forensic laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry.

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