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BSc (Hons)
Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate course
Health

Gain in-depth knowledge on how the human body works in health and disease, and how to diagnose and treat diseases in our state of the art laboratories

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus

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Our biomedical science labs contain the latest equipment, enabling you to interact with the subject you're studying and gain experience of using state-of-the-art technology.
Entry Requirements
112 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. A minimum of 40 points at A Level or equivalent must be from a Biological Science. If you are studying Biology to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points. Must include a minimum of 15 Merits in Biology and 15 Merits in other science subjects.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include a Biological Science.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
5 subjects at Higher Level at Grade C1 or above of which at least 3 must be at B2. Must include Grade B2 in a Biological Science.
Foundation Course:
Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Biology A level and another science A level.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate: 25 points (including 6 from HL Biology).

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. A minimum of 40 points at A Level or equivalent must be from a Biological Science. If you are studying Biology to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points. Must include a minimum of 15 Merits in Biology and 15 Merits in other science subjects.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include a Biological Science.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
5 subjects at Higher Level at Grade C1 or above of which at least 3 must be at B2. Must include Grade B2 in a Biological Science.
Foundation Course:
Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Biology A level and another science A level.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate: 25 points (including 6 from HL Biology).

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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Careers

  • Emma O'Hara

Careers

Emma O'Hara
Clinical Research Co-ordinator, Chapel Allerton Hospital

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

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“The tutors made learning really relaxed; they were easy to approach and really happy to explain areas where I wanted to know more.

MODULES & LEARNING

Undertake 4 different case studies to learn the skills needed to study biomedical scienses. This includes measuring the world's health, blood, medical imaging, and pain.

Learn the basis of the chemical processes that underpin biology. You will gain an understanding of the main macromolecules in the body, and how we can break down different foods through key pathways to generate energy.

Study the principles of microbiology regarding the life and function of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi.

You'll be introduced to the mechanisms underpinning normal physiological function in the healthy human body, such as the nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system and renal system

Look at the basic concepts of pharmacology, considering the mechanisms by which drugs are able to modify physiological activity to produce both therapeutic and adverse effects.

The cytology section of this module introduces the structure of the eukaryotic cell and relates this to the functions of the cell and its components. You will then focus on the components and regulation of the haematological and immune systems in health and disease.

Focus on the mechanisms of disease at the level of the cell, considering the changes in the cell as it responds to injury, resulting from a variety of causes.

Investigate the many ways in which technology may be applied in biomedical sciences. Discuss current approaches to the manipulation of DNA, DNA analysis and genetic engineering, and appreciate the global impact these approaches have had.

Explore the different means by which infectious diseases are transmitted, including the environmental factors such as air and water, along with considerations of microbial food safety.

Cover some of the key skills required to become a biomedical science researcher including health and safety, COSHH, ethics of using human participants, writing CVs and postgraduate applications.

Develop your understanding of how a research question or hypothesis can be formulated and tested, and compare the appropriateness of different qualitative and quantitative designs with a range of data analysis and interpretation techniques.

Gain an overview of the key aspects of clinical chemistry, including how the measurements are performed and how they can be setup, and measures to ensure reliability of results.

Working in groups acting as the project management team of a biotechnology company, you will devise, develop and present a new biotech product, from the science behind it through to marketing and finance.

Carry out an extended piece of independent work involving data generation and analysis, through laboratory investigations, surveys or literature searches.

Develop your understanding of immunological disease and disorders, transplantation immunology, prophylaxis and immunotherapy.

Our course will further your employability by providing technical and laboratory skills, critical thinking skills and team working skills. You will be taught in our state-of-the art biomedical science laboratories - this hands-on learning approach will allow you greater interaction with your lecturing staff and a greater understanding of the subject.

You will also have the option to take part in our exchange programme for either part or all of your second year - previous students have studied in America and Australia.

  • Dr Duncan Sharp
    Dr Duncan Sharp Dr Duncan Sharp
    Dean of School

    Our work is focused on those aspects of the health sector that contribute to the health of the whole body. Built on the University-based studies and associated work-based experiences, our graduates have excellent employment rates in their chosen careers, and our staff work across the disciplines to create a dynamic research community. Our students recognise the value of being part of an academic community that brings research and teaching together, and record high levels of satisfaction with their student experience.

    Dr Duncan Sharp is a Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, Biomedicine Research theme lead, and Healthcare lead for the Enterprise Academy at Leeds Beckett University.

  • BSc Hons Biomedical Sciences Raji Thannivilarajan

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FEES & FUNDING
Undergraduate tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are currently subject to approval and confirmation by the UK Government. Further details will be provided here in due course as soon as an announcement is made.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Biomedical Sciences Laboratories
    Biomedical Sciences Laboratories

    Housing state-of-the-art IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, cutting edge facilities for our students including walk-in cold rooms.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

Need more convincing?
Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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