BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

University of Lincoln
3-4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Biomedical scientists play a key role in improving human health. By exploring life processes in humans they lay the foundations for understanding and investigating health, disease, treatment, and prevention.

Biomedical Science at Lincoln offers a broad scientific base, taking a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates lectures, seminars, and laboratory-based work. The course emphasises the development of transferable skills in information retrieval, data analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking, as well as hands-on experience.

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Completion of a Biomedical Science degree accredited by the IBMS, together with successful completion of a portfolio of competencies after gaining six to 12 months' experience in an NHS laboratory and gaining HCPC registration are all essential steps to becoming a qualified biomedical scientist.

Our teaching team includes specialist staff from local and regional hospitals, research scientists, and pharmaceutical industry experts. Their areas of speciality currently cover diabetes, inflammation, cancer, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease.

Students on this programe are able to undertake an optional overseas field trip in their third year. Those who choose to participate must cover the cost of their own flights, but accommodation and meals at the field site are covered by the University. Previously, students have visited the Andean Cloud Forest in Ecuador, the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa, and Peniche in Portugal.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

A Level: BBB, to include a grade B in Biology or Chemistry (120 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications).

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall to include Higher Level grade 5 in Biology or Chemistry.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science*: Distinction, Distinction, Merit or equivalent.

BTEC Diploma Applied Science acceptable with other qualifications. Please contact our Admissions team for further information (

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Biology or Chemistry.

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ, etc.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and Science. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

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

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Program content

First Year

  • Health and Disease
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Life Sciences
  • Medical Biochemistry

Second Year

  • Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics
  • Data Skills for the Life Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Human Ageing and Disease
  • Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

Third Year

  • 21st Century Medicine
  • Blood Sciences
  • Cancer Epidemiology and Pathology
  • Life Sciences Research Project
  • One Health

Scholarships & funding

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



Full Time

  • UK £9,250 per level
  • International: £16,200 per level


  • UK: £77.00 per credit point


Full Time

  • UK: £9,250 per level


  • UK: £77.00 per credit point


How You Study

The first year introduces the fundamentals of biomedical science, including human anatomy and physiology, genetics, and disease. It enables students to begin to develop some of the skills that are vital for a practising scientist.

Students can take their knowledge further in the second year, studying pharmacology, immunology, and molecular biology, while receiving an introduction to biomedical diagnosis and its application in the study and treatment of disease.

In their final year, students can explore topics such as cancer, transfusion, and disease pathology. They are also required to complete an individual research project.

This course is delivered through lectures, practical classes, workshops, seminars, and tutorials. The course will also include inter-professional education and problem-based learning using case studies.

Career paths

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. It aims to prepare graduates to work as qualified biomedical scientists on successful completion of a portfolio of competencies after gaining six to 12 months’ experience in a laboratory. Graduates also go on to a wide range of other careers across medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, research laboratories, universities, public health, and the NHS.

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University of Lincoln

Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln

Phone no: +44 (0)1522 835 528

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