University of Brighton Biomedical Science

University of Brighton Biomedical Science

Our Biomedical Science BSc(Hons) studies human health and disease, giving you the research skills to investigate diseases and develop future diagnostic tools.

As you learn from professional biomedical and research scientists, you will develop the skills necessary for biomedical science practice, postgraduate entry medicine, specialist research studies and other professions allied to medicine.

An optional placement year in an accredited NHS training laboratory allows you to work towards the IBMS Certificate of Competence and the Registration Training Portfolio. Other placement opportunities prepare you for work in a range of scientific areas

Guaranteed interview scheme for medicine

All of our Biomedical Science BSc(Hons) students who fulfil the eligibility criteria are guaranteed an interview with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) if they want to pursue a degree in medicine.

See the Course in Detail section for information about entry requirements and eligibility.

Entry requirements

A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBC–CCC (112–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.

A-levels must include two sciences, preferably biology and chemistry. If you do not have biology or chemistry at A-level, you must have the subject at AS-level with a minimum grade C.

We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non-academic achievements.

International Baccalaureate
28 points, specified subjects.

Access to HE Diploma
Applications will be considered individually.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
Applications will be considered individually.

Foundation degree/HND
May enable you to start the course in year 2.

For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Course structure

Our course provides a strong foundation in clinically related subjects such as the blood sciences, cell pathology microbiology, human physiology and pharmacology. These subjects are supported by studies in fundamental scientific disciplines such as cell and molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry. This combination of subjects provides an ideal grounding for a career as a professional biomedical scientist, entering biomedical research or graduate entry to medicine.

In addition to lectures, seminars and practical classes, you will gain a professional context to your studies by learning from visiting lecturers from the local hospitals. Assessment takes place through essays, lab reports, written exams and poster presentations, while a variety of practical classes develop your technical and research skills.

Your learning is supported by state-of-the-art laboratory and specialist teaching and research facilities, housed in recently built and newly refurbished university buildings.

Fees and funding

Your fees

UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP

International (full-time) 13,920 GBP

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

What’s included in the fee?

When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.

Find out more

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.01273 644644