Keele University Biomedical Science

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Welcome to the Biomedical Science course at Keele! Everyone on the Biomedical Science teaching team is looking forward to seeing you at the beginning of the semester and you will find the University and the School of Life Sciences to be friendly places with plenty of people to help you settle in.

Our students tell us how much they enjoy their studies, with the curriculum being described as detailed, stimulating and challenging with a good choice of modules and excellent laboratory classes and project work. The wide range of teaching methods we use is very well received and our students feel that the programme prepares them well for employment. Students identified the opportunity for industrial (and clinical) placement as being one of the highlights of the programme. All of the opportunities available to you at Keele will help you to reach your full potential and develop knowledge and skills that will help you to progress in your future career.

My colleagues and I look forward to seeing you at the start of the new academic year and  – remember, just ask if you’re not sure of something and we’ll be happy to help.

alowethBest wishes

Dr Anne Loweth

Biomedical Science Programme Director


Keele University Biomedical Science

Course type: Single Honour

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.