Biomedical Sciences

Examine the function of the human body - in both healthy and diseased scenarios - from the molecular level to full body systems

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Key Facts

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Degree

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Degree Overview

In Biomedical Sciences you can combine a range of topics from the field at Levels 1 and 2 before specialising in areas that interest you at Levels 3 and 4. This will include normal and diseased function as well as ways to prevent and treat disease.

With any aspect of life sciences, it’s important to understand key theories of biology, from molecular level right up to full body systems and beyond.

Your first two years will cover core concepts including genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms, and processes. You’ll develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and learn how to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for projects later in your course.

You can pick modules that interest you and graduate with a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, or focus on neuroscience, pharmacology, or physiology. The flexibility of our courses also means you can transfer to a different life sciences degree if you choose the relevant modules.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to ensure you are learning the latest advances, as well as gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of the field.

Lab sessions help bring together your knowledge and practical skills, as well as develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

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Important

If you do not meet our academic grade requirements for your chosen course, we can offer you an alternative route to begin your studies. Our international incorporated degrees will develop your subject knowledge, academic English and university level study skills.

Why Study this Degree

Our graduates find employment related to bio-medicine and healthcare including: research in universities, research institutes, and the pharmaceutical industry teaching in schools, colleges, and universities

Biomedical sciences graduates are also valued in careers outside the subject for their scientific training and problem solving skills.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.