BSc Biomedical Sciences (B900)
2017 entryFind a course
New course for 2017
|Application method||UCAS/Common Application|
|Course duration||3 year(s) full-time|
|Location of course||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course.|
|Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16||N/A (new course)|
About BSc Biomedical Sciences
In the first year you will study subjects across the breadth of the biology related to human health and disease. This will provide a sound, broad background in biochemistry, cell and cancer biology, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology and virology.
As a second year student you will study molecular genetics and a range of biomedical sciences units. Your choice will be guided as your interests develop. You will also receive training in transferable and employability skills.
There is a strong emphasis on the development of practical skills and our eBiolabs dynamic laboratory manual is available to help you prepare for practical laboratory sessions in the first and second year. You will also develop research skills to prepare you for a project in the third year.
In the final year, you will choose options from a list of units that reflect our research strengths and a project in a related discipline.
Find out more about studying Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Biochemistry: Cellular composition
- Biochemistry: Cellular processes
- Normal and Tumour Cells
- Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
- Fundamentals of Body Function
- Recombinant DNA Technology
- Biomedical Research, Employability and Enterprise Skills
Plus guided choice of optional units including the following:
- Infection and Immunity
- Molecular Cell Biology
- Gene Expression and Rearrangement
- Cellular and Molecular Pathology
- Pharmacology of the Nervous System
- Pharmacology of the Body Systems
- Integrative Physiology
- Research Skills, including a research project and data interpretation
- Guided choice of four units chosen from a variety of research informed biochemistry, cellular and molecular medicine, neuroscience, physiology or pharmacology units.
Typical offer for BSc Biomedical Sciences
(including international A-levels)
|AAA including Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics. Alternative offer AAB including Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics plus EPQ grade A in a science topic if third A-level is a non-science subject.|
(including international A-levels)
|AAB including Chemistry and at one other science or Mathematics. Alternative offer of ABB including Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics plus EPQ grade A in a science topic if third A-level is a non-science subject.|
|Science practicals||A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.|
|IB Diploma||36 points overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics|
|34 points overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, including at least 12 credits in Chemistry and 12 credits in one other science or Mathematics, and 15 credits at Merit|
|BTEC||DDD in Applied Science, plus grade A in A-level Chemistry|
|SQA||SH: AAAAB including Chemistry and at least one other science subject or Mathematics, and AH: AA in Chemistry and another science subject or Mathematics|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where the lowest grade required in a non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core|
|EB||85% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||Grade B in Mathematics and Science, and Grade C in English Language. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.|
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS or Common Application
- Deferred entry: Considered
- Biomedical Sciences admissions statement
- More about Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
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