Why study BSc (Hons) Medical Science at BU?

  • Focus on the cutting-edge science that underpins modern medicine, fostering new discoveries and technologies which improve healthcare
  • Learn how our bodies work, how disease is treated and how new technology is evolving in this field
  • As your degree progresses, choose to concentrate your learning on human health and disease or the role of psychology in medical science via the optional units offered
  • Develop skills to evaluate scientific literature to understand how evidence-based decisions are made in medical sciences and apply these to conduct your final year research
  • We have invested in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities so that you will have the best possible learning environment for developing the necessary practical skills for a career in medical science and the various opportunities it brings
  • You have the option to undertake a placement, allowing you to put your skills into practice ensuring that when you graduate, you'll be career ready. 90% of students are in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for 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 

Your degree will be centred around developing the skills you need to work in professional practice, as well as equipping you with a variety of transferable skills that will give you a range of career options. We expect our graduates will find work in scientific, technical or research fields relating to their chosen pathway, for example: 

  • Developing augmented reality to transform surgical procedures  
  • Biopsychosocial - further research into the understanding of the human condition.  

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: 120 - 128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our 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.