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Biomedical Science BSc

St George's, University of London
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021
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Program description

Biomedical Science BSc

This course prepares you to pursue a career in medicine or research, or specialise in areas such as forensic medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical trials coordination or biomedical product marketing.

It covers fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and genetics, and progresses to the investigation of the disease process including diagnosis and treatment.

In year 3, you have the opportunity to focus on one of nine specialisms to help prepare you for a career in healthcare or medicine.

Admission requirements

You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

To be considered for this course, you will need to:

  • meet the GCSE requirement (or equivalent)
  • meet the A level requirement (or equivalent)
  • meet the English language requirement
  • write a personal statement.

International Baccalaureate

A minimum score of 16 points at Higher Level including both Biology and Chemistry, with a minimum of 5 in one and 6 in the other.

At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be achieved in Maths (or Maths Studies) and English Language, if at least a 6 (B) grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O Level Maths and English.

English language

6.5 overall (including minimum 6.5 in Writing and a 6 in all other components)

You are able to take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year and your test results are valid for two years.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Personal and Academic Skills 1 and 2
  • Fundamentals of Pathology 1
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Anatomy 1
  • Fundamentals of the Living Cell 1
  • Physiology 1

Year 2

  • Genomics
  • Personal and Academic Skills 3 and 4
  • Anatomy 2
  • Physiology 2
  • Molecular Basis of Disease
  • Microbiology and Immunology

Year 3

Biomedical Science with Anatomy

  • Development & Disease
  • Images of Anatomy
  • Clinically Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Biomedical Science with Cell & Molecular Biology

  • Biology of Cancer
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Genes & Gene Expression in Eukaryotic Cells

Biomedical Science with Genomics

  • Clinical Application of Genomics in Rare Diseases & Cancer
  • Human Medical Genetics
  • Personalised Medicine

Biomedical Science with Global Health

  • Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine
  • Global Health Ethics & Law
  • Global Health & Comparative Health Systems

Biomedical Science with Infection & Immunity

  • Global Health Diseases
  • Immunity & Infection
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases

Biomedical Science with Medical Ethics & Law

  • Future of Medicine Ethics & Neuroethics
  • Research Ethics & Clinical Ethics
  • Medical Ethics & Law

Biomedical Science with Physiology & Pharmacology

  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Diseases
  • Science of Reproduction
  • Pharmacology & Physiology of Drugs of Abuse

Biomedical Science with Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience

  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Psychology & Psychiatry of the Mind
  • Neuroscience of Sensation & Perception

Research project modules

  • Research Project in Anatomy and Development
  • Research Project in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Research Project in Immunity and Infection
  • Research Project in Medical Microbiology
  • Research Projects in Clinical Sciences
  • Research Project in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Research Project in Human Genetics
  • Research Project in Global Health
  • Research Project in Medical Ethics, Laws and Humanities
  • Research Project in Community Health and Social Medicine
  • Research Project in Clinical Neuroscience
  • Research Project in Physiology
  • Research Project in Pharmacology
  • Research Project in Psychiatry
  • Research Project in Behavioural Medicine
  • Research Project in Research Proposal Design

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods, including:

  • lectures and laboratory practical sessions
  • tutorials (including scenario-based learning)
  • self-directed learning schemes

Tuition fees

UK students

  • Tuition fees per year: £9,250 per year
  • Total fees: £27,750

International and EU students

  • Tuition fees per year: £18,500
  • Total fees: £55,500


You will graduate with one of the following degree titles, depending on which pathway you choose.

  • Biomedical Science with Anatomy BSc
  • Biomedical Science with Cell and Molecular Biology BSc
  • Biomedical Science with Genomics BSc
  • Biomedical Science with Global Health BSc
  • Biomedical Science with Immunity and Infection BSc
  • Biomedical Science with Medical Ethics and Humanities BSc
  • Biomedical Science with Physiology and Pharmacology BSc
  • Biomedical Science with Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience BSc
  • Clinical Bioscience BSc

Continuing studies

Many students progress onto further study in scientific research or medicine. Opportunities also exist to study Biomedical Science at postgraduate level.

Career opportunities

Biomedical Science students are supported in their career and professional development throughout their time at St George’s.

Each year group has a careers programme, which includes workshops on topics such as CV writing and interview skills. You can book an appointment with our Careers Consultant to discuss all aspects of careers and employability. This might include investigating options and making career decisions, gaining advice and guidance on where to look for jobs, CV and application checking, or booking in for a practice interview.

You can access online career resources and information as well as jobs and volunteer opportunities on our virtual learning environment. A Course Career Liaison tutor is on hand to support Biomedical Science students during

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St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, health and science, from the exploration of global...

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Why study at St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of medicine, science and allied health courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to provide you with the skills and experience you need to take your next step.

St George’s excellence has been recognised by The Complete University Guide as the top university for graduate prospects for four years in a row. We prepare our students with the skills and knowledge to develop into well-rounded individuals equipped for the lifelong careers.

Our close links with local healthcare trusts, in particular St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, put us in a unique position to give our students a real taste of what their future working lives hold. St George’s is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work our researchers, staff and students are currently undertaking to combat Covid-19. By studying with us, you will join a community that is making a difference.

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St George's, University of London

Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
United Kingdom

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