Imperial College London Biomedical science

By | 19th June 2017

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Imperial College London Biomedical science

BSc Medical Biosciences

Overview

This new, interdisciplinary course allows you to explore the science underpinning medicine and its related fields. You’ll also explore the principles and practice of biomedical science, and how they are applied in research, policy and industry.

This exciting new course will open up the potential for you to become one of tomorrow’s leading scientists, by allowing you to develop pure scientific rigour and skills, as well as the analytical ability, professional outlook and interpersonal intelligence required to succeed in a changing world.

It is taught in our Faculty of Medicine, one of the world’s most respected – Imperial currently ranks fourth in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016–2017.

Our teaching taps into the cutting-edge research programme being conducted by internationally recognised experts within the Faculty. This gives you access to the very latest developments in the subject field.

Mobile technology is also central to the course, so you will be provided with a tablet computer to allow you to engage with a blended syllabus of online and in-class learning.

We also offer this degree with Management, which includes a fourth year in Imperial College Business School that’s designed to complement your scientific and clinical skills with business acumen.

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.

Study programme

Biomedical Sciences student

Imperial College London Biomedical science

The first two years cover topics in fundamental human biology and the molecular basis of human disease.

You also complete an extensive laboratory programme, which is designed to integrate theory and practice. This enables you to work on real life research questions in a learning environment that mirrors an authentic research laboratory.

In your third year you can choose from a range of specialist modules, each of which examines a global health problem, and you will also complete a final-year project. This can be an intensive research project, a placement, or a dissertation on a biomedical science topic.

Placement possibilities may include industry, hospitals, publishing houses, museums, charities and government agencies.

Transfer between courses

You are able to transfer between our two Medical Biosciences courses up to the Easter of your third year. There is no benefit in applying to more than one Medical Biosciences course so you should only apply for one course.

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.

Imperial College London Biomedical science

Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine is one of the world’s most respected and highest-ranked.

Our courses are underpinned by internationally outstanding research and expertise. Our scientists have invented the world’s first ‘intelligent knife’ for surgery, detecting cancerous tissue with 100% accuracy. They are also at the forefront of HIV and malaria vaccine development, gene therapy, stem cell research and pandemic modelling.

New from 2017, our Medical Biosciences courses offer an innovative approach to learning. You will be provided with an iPad to engage with a blended syllabus of online and in-class learning complemented by an extensive laboratory programme.

Innovative Lab Pod modules are designed to integrate theory and practice, and equip you with work-relevant practice and the transferable skills highly valued by employers.

Upon graduation you will have the potential to become one of tomorrow’s leading scientists, ready to work in a lab, the professions, a startup, or continue with postgraduate study. You will have the opportunity to develop not only pure scientific rigour and skills but also the analytical ability, professional outlook and interpersonal intelligence required to succeed in a changing world.