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|Course type:||Single Honours,|
|Entry requirements:||Read more about entry requirements|
|Typical offer:||BBB or ABC|
|Tuition fees:||Read more about tuition fees|
|Duration and mode of study:||3 Years/ 4 years with placement, Full time|
|Location of study:||Keele University campus|
|Subject Area:||Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences|
This multidisciplinary single honours programme enables you to integrate many branches of biomedical science to understand the molecular mechanisms of human health and disease.
At Keele, you’ll develop a deep appreciation of human disorders and diseases from a scientific and an NHS Pathology practitioner’s perspective. Your studies will integrate human physiology, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, neuroscience and molecular and cell biology, benefiting from research-led teaching and the input of professionals at the Royal Stoke University Hospital’s Pathology Department. Placement opportunities may include a one year work placement or a summer’s research in the UK or abroad or you could apply for selection onto the Applied Biomedical Science degree, which includes a hospital pathology laboratory placement. Your degree will be accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, assuring you of the quality of the programme as preparation for a career in Pathology.
Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)
Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:Module Catalogue
Skills and Careers
What will this mean for my future?
Your Biomedical Science degree from Keele will prepare you to work in high-tech hospital laboratories in the NHS or private sector, but you might also work in consultancy, research, education or management. You might work as a biomedical scientist in the haematology, clinical biochemistry, clinical immunology, microbiology or histopathology sections of Pathology. Alternatively, you might branch out into patent law, medical sales or teaching or build on your Biomedical Science degree to study for other healthcare professional careers such as medicine. Doing a placement as part of a degree will put invaluable work experience on your CV.
Codes and Combinations
Codes and Combinations
All students who study a science subject are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (with Honours) (BSc Hons).
Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information
can be combined with:
Full Unistats data is available at unistats.direct.gov.uk (opens new window)
In the School of Life Sciences you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the University’s application process for studying abroad.
No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from your destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination.
Please note that students who take Study Abroad are not currently eligible for an IBMS-accredited degree.
The Biomedical Science programme and the Applied Biomedical Science programme are subject to regulations that are required for their accreditation by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS); the Applied Biomedical Science is also subject to regulations required by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). These are detailed in Annex A of the Course Information Document.
This programme has also en accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an idependant and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
The Royal Society of Biology which is the leading professional body for the biological sciences in the United Kingdom. The Society represents over 16,000 biologists from all areas of the life sciences, as well as over 100 organisations which make up the diverse landscape of biology in the UK and overseas. The Royal Society of Biology offers members unique opportunities to engage with the life sciences and share their passion for biology.
Whichever area of biology you wish to gain a career in, membership will help you:
- Stay up to date with what is happening across the life sciences
- Gain additional recognition for your skills and experience
- Develop your professional network
- Demonstrate your support for the future of biology
Graduates from Accredited programmes will receive one year’s free membership of the Royal Society of Biology; thereby opening up networks at a time when you are perhaps applying for your first employment.
*The following courses are formally accredited:
- BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Single Hons)
- BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with Applied Life Sciences Placement
- BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science (Single Hons)