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BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Science

3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which is essential for employment in hospital pathology laboratories, our Biomedical Science degree involves the study of health and disease and how the human body functions during normal and diseased states.

Why study with us

  • As of 2021, this course has been fully accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) for 20 years.
  • Our Biomedical Science course ranked 1st in the North West for graduate prospects. (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Taught by internationally-recognised research-active scientists and biomedical scientists.

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What you'll do

  • You’ll develop a range of laboratory based and theoretical skills associated with sound scientific practice.
  • We have a strong focus on practical experience ensuring that you’ll graduate with real-world skills for a variety of careers both inside and outside of the laboratory.
  • You'll have the opportunity to take the Healthcare Science route after Year 1, which includes placements in NHS pathology laboratories.

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


  • This course is accredited by the IBMS, which is essential if you're looking for employment in hospital pathology laboratories. The IBMS is the professional body for biomedical scientists and support staff - advancing knowledge and setting professional standards.

Future careers

Biomedical Science graduates can work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories in hospitals and other medical institutions or within biomedical related industries. Others opt to pursue careers in research through postgraduate study.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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