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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 16k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    The modern biomedical scientist needs to be familiar with a wide range of subject disciplines. This is why our Biomedical Sciences degree provides all students with a sound grounding in core subject areas.

    The course also allows you to develop good practical, analytical and transferable skills applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities such as medicine, MSc and PhD study, pharmaceutical research, pathology and diagnosis, clinical trials and data management. You will be encouraged to exercise leadership, initiative and responsibility, and to appreciate the need for continual professional development.


    The aim of the BSc Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) course is to provide a greater understanding of the role of the immune system in preventing human disease and to focus on how deficiencies in immunity can result in disease susceptibility.
    In addition you will study the main subject areas in biosciences and medically related research. These subject areas include biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology as related to human health disease and treatment.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline as early as possible Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 16000 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 3-year full-time; 4-year thick-sandwich Credits (ECTS) 360 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Specific interests often emerge as students progress through a course, which is why we offer flexibility to transfer between pathways at the end of Level 1.
    Optional study blocks at Levels 2 and 3 allow you to follow a degree programme which reflects your interests and strengths. In addition, by selecting a particular pathway, you can gain specialist knowledge in your chosen subject area.
    All our undergraduate courses are comprised of study blocks and assessment blocks. To obtain an Honours degree you will complete 120 credits of study and assessment at each level, including a 40 credit research project at Level 3.
    Level 1 is compulsory for all pathways, and gives a background in cellular and biochemical processes. Practical lab skills and research skills (IT, communication, information retrieval/analysis, etc) are included to prepare you for the practical nature of the subject, and to give you an introduction to the various pathway options.
    At Level 2, we will introduce more formally the biochemical and molecular processes which are altered in various human diseases. The Career Skills study block develops employability skills alongside further practical skills needed by biomedical scientists
    At Level 3, you are given as much choice as possible to allow you to follow your interests. Topics are studied to a greater depth than in earlier years. All students must undertake a research project, which allows you to bring together the skills developed at Levels 1 and 2. This will probably be the greatest challenge of your degree, but also the most rewarding. You are usually associated with one of our research centres and your project will normally be clinically-related.

    Typical Study Blocks

    Level 1 Core

    • The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

    • Biochemistry: Structure and Function

    • Biology of the Cell

    • Practical Skills In Biomedical Sciences

    • Research Skills

    • Critical Thinking 1

    Level 2 Core

    • Molecular and Cell Biology

    • Genetic Engineering and Immunobiology

    • Principles of Human Disease

    • Career Skills

    • Critical Thinking 2

    • Medical Microbiology

    Level 2 Options

    • Analytical Biochemistry

    • Metabolic Regulation

    • Genetics and Development

    Level 3 Core

    • Final Year Project

    • Microbial Pathogenesis

    • Medical Immunology

    Level 3 Options

    • Biology and Treatment of Cancer

    • Cellular Pathologies

    • Endocrine Disorders

    • Genomic Medicine

    • Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

    Final year project

    In your final year you will be required to complete a research project of your own under the supervision of a member of staff. Final year projects are often the most fulfilling aspect of the course.
    Projects may take a variety of forms (from lab-based research to complex data analysis), but it will be related to your chosen programme pathway, and may relate to your future career plans. Your project experience is often what sets you apart as an individual and employers usually ask about your project in interviews.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • GCE A-level ABB, including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*DD in a related subject.

    • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject with an A-level at grade A in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

    • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-levels grade AB including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

    • International Baccalaureate Diploma 33 points, including 6 in Higher Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

    • Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass Access to Science course with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. All Biology and Chemistry units must be Distinctions at level 3.

    • Foundation Course Pass in a related subject.

    GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.

    English Language Requirements

    • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)

    • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)

    • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

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