A combination of hard-work, determination and the right support will see you through. If you’ve got the first two, Christ Church can provide the third.

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Duration:

4 years

UCAS code:

To be confirmed

Location(s):

Canterbury
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Overview

The biomedical science field is calling out for well trained professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to help change people’s lives.

This course will provide you with the practical expertise desired by the industry. You will develop knowledge in human physiology, disease and genetics as well as strong lab and computer analytical skills. You will be able to gain experience with a range of employers through our Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab at Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent.

Why study Biomedical Science?

Biomedical Science graduates are involved in supporting health professionals and driving innovation through research. This innovative programme integrates Human Biology, Chemistry and Bioinformatics to develop well-trained graduates possessing employability skills vital for their future careers.

Related courses
BSc Biomedical Science
Human Biology
Biomolecular Science

Entry requirements

Entry at Level 4 (BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and MSci Biomedical Science) requires 96 UCAS tariff points or equivalent of which 32 UCAS tariff points or equivalent (e.g. A level grade C or BTEC grade Merit) are in a science subject: for example Biology, Chemistry.

Entry at other levels is by accredited prior learning.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

More information about entry requirements.

96
UCAS Points

All about the course

At level 4 you study subjects including biochemistry and biological chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, genetics and evolution and microbiology relating to human health. In addition, you develop analytical skills and a knowledge of statistics.

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

In the Section of Life Sciences, we practice ‘research-involved teaching’. This means that all of the modules you will study are led by experienced academic staff who are specialists and active researchers in relevant areas. The programme is designed to give you opportunities to develop skills and experience by engaging with research as part of taught modules or via extra-curricular internships and volunteering.

All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

The emphasis is on developing independent learners and learning by student experimentation and observation. At level 0 and level 4 two thirds of each module is delivered as practical experimentation either in laboratories, IT labs or in the field. These sessions are supplemented by lectures, and seminars/workshops in which students’ feedback from their structured independent study. By level 5 laboratory and field-based experimentation is complemented by analysis of published research and by level 6 the emphasis is on learning being driven by student led workshops discussing published research papers. By level 7, all delivery is from published research papers through student led tutorials. All teaching material is posted on the internal VLE Blackboard. Learning is supplemented at all levels by tutorial sessions with an individual personal tutor and small group seminars (I2 sessions) which are requested by students to address specific topics.

Each 20-credit module requires 200 hours of study which comprises of formal contact (lectures, practicals, tutorials, workshops), structured independent learning (prescribed reading and/or online exercises) and independent learning. Each module at level 0 has 60 hours of formal contact, and 40 hours supplemented by structured independent learning. Level 4 has 60 hours of formal contact, supplemented with 40 hours of structured independent learning. As students develop and become more independent formal contact and structured learning reduces to 50 hours of contact and 30 hours of structured independent learning at level 5, and 40 hours of contact and 20 hours of structured independent learning at level 6, and 30 hours of contact and 10 hours of structured independent learning at level 7.

How you’ll be assessed

Assessment is by both coursework and examination. Individual modules are assessed either solely by coursework or by an equally weighted combination of coursework and examination. Examination allows assessment of a student’s understanding of important key concepts and accounts for less than half the assessment of the programme. Coursework assessments permit students to develop key scientific and transferable skills and assignments include scientific lab/log books, written reports, written scientific papers, discursive essays, PowerPoint presentations and poster presentations. There is a maximum of two assessments per 20 credit module studied.

Your future career

The programme allows graduates not only to enter a wide variety of career pathways, but also for those who wish to enter postgraduate study. The programme also forms a solid platform of knowledge permitting graduates to undertake subject specific training in areas such as human genomics, clinical biochemistry and clinical microbiology.

Fees

The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK Overseas
Full-time £9,250 £13,000

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2021/22 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2021/22 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

Specialist facilities

You will often be able to use modern, research­ grade equipment during taught modules and for your individual research on your dissertation project. We will be moving into newly built laboratories in September 2020.

Industry links

The Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab at Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent was launched in March 2016. Discovery Park is a fabulous site with well over 100 companies now based there, many of which are active in the science sector.

Regulated by the Office for Students

The Office for Students (OfS) regulates Canterbury Christ Church University. The OfS is the independent regulator of higher education in England. It aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Further details about its work are available on the OfS website.

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Duration:

4 years

UCAS code:

To be confirmed

Location(s):

Canterbury
Apply via UCAS

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