The Biomedical Science programme comprises three course routes. Each route has been developed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to become a confident and proficient bioscientist.

The Biomedical Science programme comprises three routes:  

Independent of which BSc (Hons) course you aim to study, all students within the programme follow a common foundation year followed by a second year selection into their BSc (Hons) course. Advanced entry to years 2, 3 and 4 of the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and BSc (Hons) Bioscience with Biomedical Sciences courses are available to applicants with appropriate entrance qualifications.

A common first year for all routes

The programme's foundational year is designed to allow you to establish a framework of basic knowledge and technical skills in biomedical and bioscience. You will develop an understanding of the role of the biomedical and bioscientist in the healthcare and bioscience sectors and of the requirements for professional practice in these areas.

A second year selection into BSc (Hons) courses

After successful completion of first year, you will be invited to undergo selection for entry to one of three named BSc (Hons) courses that sit within the programme, which commence at the beginning of Year 2.

  • Which route should I choose?

    Students who wish to follow a career path within the NHS should study one of the two routes accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences:

    Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)* allowing you to gain employment the healthcare service industries or NHS as a trainee biomedical scientist; or

    Applied Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)** allowing eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a biomedical scientist within the NHS


    Students who wish to follow a wider career path, including private and public sector research, should choose:

    Bioscience with Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons) †


* accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences
** approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences
† submitted for recognition by the Society of Biology