Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £6,750 *
International Fees £8,600 *
Duration 4 years

Course summary

Applied Biomedical Science represents an integrated approach to the study of human health and disease, with an emphasis on the diagnosis and understanding of disease processes from a medical diagnostic perspective. This course is only open to you if you are employed in a suitable accredited biomedical laboratory able to support work-based learning; you will need a written statement of support from your employer.

The course builds on the practical knowledge developed within the workplace and provides underpinning knowledge essential to the development of practising biomedical scientists.

Initially, you will study the important fundamental sciences, including biochemistry, cell biology, and human anatomy and physiology.

You will develop your understanding of disease processes and the biology of the associated molecular changes, combined with the principles of laboratory procedures used to aid diagnosis.

As the course progresses, you will focus increasingly on the complex nature of diseases as it affects particular biological systems, and the study of disease processes. You will undertake a major project at Credit Level 6, enabling you to develop the skills required for genuine scientific inquiry.

Teaching includes lectures and seminars, practical laboratory work, group activities and tutorials, and supervised use of facilities. Assessment is through a combination of exams and coursework (including essays, practical work, group work, presentations and reports). 

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Critical Skills for the Biomedical Sciences
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Learning in Professional Practice

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Advanced Learning in Professional Practice
  • Applied Pathobiology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Research Methods

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Clinical Immunology and Immunohaematology
  • Diagnostic Biochemistry and Haematology
  • Medical Microbiology in the Genomics Era
  • Research Project

Credit Level 6

Professional accreditation

The degree is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), enabling you to fulfil all requirements for HCPC registration and membership of the Institute. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer

  • A levels – BBC to include two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points to include a minimum of 4 in two Higher Level science subjects
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma – MMM/D*D* in Science
  • Access to HE Diploma - 54 credits at level 3 with Merits in all Biology and Chemistry modules

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

Biomedical Science Foundation Degree

If you are a healthcare professional in full-time employment in an NHS or private laboratory, but do not have the necessary qualifications for entry into the Applied Biomedical Science BSc Honours, you may choose to study the Biomedical Science Foundation Degree, before progressing to the final two years of this degree.

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points to include a minimum of 4 in two Higher Level science subjects

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Biomedical Science Foundation Degree

If you are a healthcare professional in full-time employment in an NHS or private laboratory, but do not have the necessary qualifications for entry into the Applied Biomedical Science BSc Honours, you may choose to study the Biomedical Science Foundation Degree, before progressing to the final two years of this degree.

Careers

The course builds on the practical knowledge developed within the workplace, and provides underpinning knowledge essential to the development of practising biomedical scientists.

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With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £6,750

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information 

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

International tuition fee: £8,600

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information 

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

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Course Location

Our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London is home to the Faculty of Science and Technology. With first-class facilities, the campus houses subject areas ranging from biosciences to electronic engineering. For more details, visit our Cavendish Campus page.

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