Why study BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science?

  • Study strategies of research, new discoveries and principles of new technologies for more effective analysis and precise interpretations of health and disease
  • Understand the theories, concepts and principles relevant to different disciplines in biomedical sciences as well as the wider application of these to address societal needs
  • Develop skills to evaluate scientific literature to understand how evidence-based decisions are made in biomedical sciences and how to conduct your own biomedical science research
  • Explore different techniques for developing medicines and how they are used to treat illness in the human body in our new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Complete a 30-week placement in year three to experience some essential and fascinating insights for your future career
  • Within 15 months of graduating, 96% of our students are in employment or further study

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree. If you apply to study the full degree and do not meet the academic entry requirements, our admissions team may consider your application for the Foundation Year and notify you accordingly.

Career opportunities in Biomedical Science

Biomedical science is a rapidly growing area of study and graduates are highly sought after by a diverse range of organisations, not only medical, but those involved in other scientific and related technical research and development. 

We expect most of our graduates will want to progress their particular area of interest, either by making an original contribution to knowledge in their field by further postgraduate study, or by working in a diagnostic, pharmaceutical or research organisation. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time, or 4 years full-time with one placement year. Students enrolled on the foundation year complete an additional year at the start.

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.