The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science Top-up route has been designed to meet the needs of individuals who are working or who are considering working in an NHS pathology laboratory but do not possess an accredited Biomedical Science degree. In a situation such as this, prior contact with the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and assessment of the current degree content should be undertaken to reveal if any additional study is required before the holder's degree can be recognised. If additional study is required this may often include some or all of the specialist modules such as haematology, cellular pathology or clinical biochemistry. The top-up route allows all the required modules identified by the IBMS to be studied on a part-time basis. Once completed the original degree can be accredited by the professional body.
All modules that make up the routes through the Biomedical Science course have been accredited by the IBMS - this is essential for employment in hospital pathology laboratories. Current figures suggest that approximately 60 per cent of our full-time graduates go on to build careers in the NHS.
Variable - depending on the number of modules studied.
BSc (Hons) - Top-up
Preston (Campus code: U)
September and January
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
For applicants who have been advised by the IBMS that they need to take specific Biomedical modules to allow their current undergraduate degree to be accredited.
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This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.