University of Buckingham Biomedical Science

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University of Buckingham Biomedical Science

University of Buckingham Biomedical Science

The 2-Year BSc.(Hons) in Biomedical Sciences

What is the Medipathways BSc.(Hons) in Biomedical Sciences?The Medipathways BSc.(Hons) in Biomedical Sciences is a unique 2-year programme taught on the campus of School of Economic Sciences, which is conveniently located in the heart of Central London. The course is validated by the University of Buckingham, awarding successful graduates of this course a BSc. in Biomedical Sciences degree.
What makes this BSc. programme unique?
  • As far as we are aware, this is the first and only 2-year BSc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences in the UK.
  • It gives students an opportunity to complete a Biomedical Sciences BSc. in just 2 years, as opposed to the traditional 3 years.
  • Medipathways 2-Year BSc.(Hons.) in Biomedical Sciences students are provided with automatic membership of the Royal Society of Medicine in London – the UK’s largest provider of medical CPD and a great resource for all aspiring medics and dentists. This provides our students access to extensive online resources, events, e-journals and membership (including access to borrowing resources) at the largest medical library in Europe. Visit www.rsm.ac.uk for more information.
  • Currently, virtually all medical and dental schools in the UK will consider graduates of this 2-year BSc. in exactly the same way as graduates of a conventional 3-year degree programme. They usually require at least a 2.1 honours degree, as well as other more specific entry criteria which can be confirmed by contacting them directly.
  • It costs the same in tuition fees as other 3-year BSc. programmes – so you are not paying a premium for finishing early. In fact, since you are saving a year, that also means you save a year of accommodation, food and travel – an average of £12,000
  • If you decide to secure employment after graduation, you will also start earning one year early. This is an average income of £25,000 – when others who are progressing to year 3 of their BSc. have yet another instalment of fees and living expenses to pay.
  • We believe our graduates are better prepared academically. Students who can complete a 3-year course in just 2 years display ability to manage a greater task-load. This may appeal to universities when applying for postgraduate courses, including medicine or dentistry which are regarded as intensive courses.
  • When in employment, employees do not get a long summer break and neither do our students. This informs prospective employees that our graduates are better prepared for hard work – making them stick out in the pile of other applicants they receive.
  • Confirmed place in advance to study medicine abroad if UK applications do not succeed – see: Articulations

For further reasons why this course is so popular, please see our: 10 Reasons page

Course Content

The course offers students a strong understanding of medical science taught at degree level. The programme offers a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and real-world application through a range of teaching methodologies, such as lectures, small group tutorial sessions, problem-based learning, one-to-one personal tutoring, seminars, practicals and personal assessments.