University of Sheffield Biomedical Science

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University of Sheffield Biomedical Science

You’ll study everything from the gene to whole body systems. We want you to graduate with a thorough understanding of the genetic and molecular processes that underpin the development, structure and function of the human body in health and disease.

The first two years give you a grounding in the molecular and cellular basis of life. You will carry out human dissection, supervised by a member of staff.

In the third year, we expect you to be more independent. You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you, for example medical sciences, molecular physiology, neuroscience, developmental biology and pharmacology. We ask for more critical thinking from you at this level and a better understanding of existing research. You will also complete a research project of your own.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including two science subjects
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including two science subjects + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in two Higher Level science subjects
BTEC DD in Applied Science or Medical Science + grade A in an A-level science subject + Interview. BTEC in Medical Science is not accepted where A Level Biology is offered. Specific BTEC units are required and depend on A Level subject offered, for further details see:
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including two science subjects
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB including two science subjects in both
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA in two science subjects
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths grade 4 or grade C
  • Science subjects include Chemistry, Biology (or Human Biology), Maths (or Further Maths) or Physics. Chemistry with Psychology OR Chemistry with Geography also acceptable. Students with Psychology or Geography as a second science without A Level Chemistry but with AS Level Chemistry also considered. Further Maths is accepted as a third science when Maths is also taken
  • A Level in General Studies is not accepted
  • For this course, we may not be able to accept a language qualification designed for non-native speakers from a native speaker and we will consider such applications on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Admissions Service for advice on the suitability of your qualifications portfolio.
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

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Undergraduate Admissions
Department of Biomedical Science
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2319

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