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Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology/Molecular Biology)
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BSc (Hons)
Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology/Molecular Biology)

Undergraduate course
Health

Explore the world of infectious diseases, how they can mutate and come up with the strategies to control and treat global outbreaks

  • 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
120 points required
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: this can include Applied Science. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics 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: this can include Applied Science. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics 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.


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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

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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

Introduction to Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Microbial World

Human Physiology & Genetics

Cell Biology, Haematology & Immunology

Principles of Pharmacology

Molecular Biology & Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Medical & Environmental Microbiology

Pharmacological Treatment of Disease

Medical Physiology

Professional Scientific Practice

Research Investigations

Global Topics in Infectious Disease

Enterprise in Biomedical Sciences

Individual Project

Biotechnology

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.

  • Professor Ieuan Ellis
    Professor Ieuan Ellis Professor Ieuan Ellis
    Pro Vice-Chancellor

    We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.

    Ieuan is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Faculty of Health and Social sciences. He is also a member of Academic Board, and an elected staff representative on the Board of Governors. He is also Chair of the UK Council of Deans of Health and Co-chair of the National Allied Health Professions Advisory Board. After practicing as a chartered physiotherapist in the NHS and private sector, Ieuan entered higher education working initially at Northumbria University prior to joining our University. Ieuan has held a number of leadership and management roles across health and social care education and was awarded a personal chair as Professor in Healthcare Education.
  • Our Biomedical Science Labs

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 one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • 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.

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