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Biomedical Sciences (Human Biology)
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Sciences (Human Biology)

Overview

By exploring the human body and how it functions in health and disease from a molecular and cellular level, you will understand the biology of human beings and their relationship with their environment. You will investigate human physiology, relating structure to function, and explore the functional integrity of the human organism. You will also be introduced to the principle of homeostasis in physiological control in healthy humans.

Royal Society of Biology Accreditation
Our range of BSc Biomedical Science courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), so you can be sure you'll graduate with the expert capabilities demanded by employers in biological sciences. When you graduate you'll also receive one year's free RSB membership, offering valuable networking opportunities as you enter the world of work.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Our course will further your employability by providing technical and laboratory skills, critical thinking skills and team working skills. We take a hands-on approach to learning, using lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals, and you will be taught in our state-of-the art biomedical science laboratories.

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.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Part-time study available
  • Specialist facilities
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

120
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 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 120 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: 26 (including 6 from HL Biology) Points
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:120 points required. (Minimum 80 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 120 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: 26 (including 6 from HL Biology) Points
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.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Emma O'Hara

Careers

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

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

“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

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Cell Biology, Haematology & Immunology

Human Physiology & Genetics

Introduction to Biomedical Sciences

Microbial World

Principles of Pharmacology

Professional Scientific Practice

Research Investigations

Biology of Cancer

Human Lifespan

Medical Physiology

Enterprise in Biomedical Sciences

Exercise Science

Human Nutrition & Health

Individual Project

Dr Duncan Sharp
Dr Duncan Sharp
Dean of School

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

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.
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Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

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.

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City Campus

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.

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