BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Science

3 Years
September 2024
In Person

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

  • 2nd
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Top
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Biomedical Sciences) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Top
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (Biomedical Sciences) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • This course has been accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) for over 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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Students working in our laboratory facilities
Students working in our laboratory facilities

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.


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.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Select your country to 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

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

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