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BSc Biomedical Science
BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Science


This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). You will consider in detail aspects of understanding disease processes, diagnosis and management.

UCAS code: B940 BSc/Biomed (FT) or 350C BSc/BioMed (Sandwich)
Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: October
Course length: Three years full-time/ four years with a placement
Study location: Clifton campus

Fees and funding:

Please see our applying and fees section.

Top three for student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
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Why choose this course?

We are very proud to be one of the top three universities in the whole of the UK for student satisfaction in BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (National Student Survey 2015).

The key aspects of disease and disease prevention will be studied in both practical and theoretical contexts and will be used when considering complex health issues. The course covers all the major disciplines of:

  • pathology
  • histopathology
  • clinical chemistry
  • microbiology
  • haematology
  • transfusion science
  • immunology and virology.

You will develop the skills and knowledge of these specific areas and in addition gain an understanding of the underlying principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology.

  • This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
  • It provides you with a multidisciplinary approach to biomedical sciences.
  • The key aspects of disease and disease prevention will be studied with a focus on practical work.
  • Students on this course have the option to undertake a 12-month paid work placement in their third year. This is facilitated by a dedicated Placement Office and the School's excellent links with industry and the National Health Service.
  • Following graduation students work towards registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. The degree is one of the key requirements for registration along with working in a suitable NHS laboratory.
  • You will work with our highly regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 100% world-leading or internationally excellent research impact. (REF 2014).

Graduates from FdSc Healthcare Sciences at Central College Nottingham can progress directly onto Year Two of this course.

Professional recognition

Courses in biological sciences at Nottingham Trent University were awarded a maximum score of 24 points in the latest External Subject Review conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). 

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