Biomedical Sciences – the student experience
Studying with us
We are a friendly department and our graduates are highly qualified and report a great rate of satisfaction. Last year 96% of the graduates from our BSc Human and Medical Sciences were in employment six months after graduation, 85% were satisfied overall and 83% agreed that staff are good at explaining things. Naturally we are very proud of our students’ achievements and we have many successful alumni who have studied on our courses.
If you are interested in studying with us we would encourage you to take the virtual tour and to come and see us in person at one of our open days/evenings. This is a great way to familiarise yourself with what we have to offer, to meet our friendly staff and to see our facilities.
All of our degree programmes have received recognition through the Society for Biology and all our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Biomedical Sciences are accredited with the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, he BSc Applied Biomedical Science is also approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
All our students have an opportunity to undertake a laboratory based project during their course and we encourage you to look at the range of research interests of the academics within our Department.
The entry requirements for our undergraduate Programmes are BBC at A-level or equivalent with two of these three A-levels coming from biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics. For our Postgraduate MSc Programmes we ask for a minimum of a lower second class BSc (Hons) or equivalent. Occasionally individuals with significant relevant experience are accepted onto our courses without these academic grades and we encourage you to contact the relevant course leader.
Students enrolled on our undergraduate programmes can undertake a period of study abroad.
If you join us in the Department of Biomedical Sciences there are “credit bearing” exchange possibilities with institutes in Denmark, Italy including Sicily, Malta and Portugal.
Students enrolled in other institutions around the world often choose to come to the University of Westminster, to enjoy our academic excellence and to experience life in London - the most international city on the globe.
We hold Study Abroad and Summer School agreements with nearly 100 partner institutions around the world allowing you to study at Westminster for a summer, semester or full academic year.
While competition for jobs is at an all-time high we know that pro-active and well-prepared graduates are able to find rewarding and fulfilling work. In the Department of Biomedical Sciences we help you to become employable by introducing you to a range of transferable skills. We place as much emphasis on gaining skills relevant to the workplace as we do on the academic discipline itself.
We have a dedicated team of placement officers including our Employability Coordinator Dr Anatoliy Markiv who wil be able to explain some of the ways we are here to help you.
As a result, our graduates have excellent rates of employment after graduation. Graduates from our Department often gain employment within the NHS, Public Health England, the Medical Research Council, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), academic departments in universities, government-funded laboratories and private pathology laboratories to name a few. The biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries also employ our graduates in research and development, quality assurance, data analysis and sales whilst publishers may also employ our graduates as writers or editors.
While at the University of Westminster many of our students enhance their professional skills by joining our Talent Bank. Our Career Development Centre works with an ever-expanding network of over 3,000 employers and will provide you with exceptional employability support and guidance. We will work with you to develop your CV and presentation skills; to help you succeed in gaining the interview and then the post.