What will you study?
These degree schemes offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited Biomedical Science degree, with the added possibility of completing a four-year integrated masters. You can enrol on either the MSci or the BSc degree scheme, subject to the necessary entrance requirements, and may be able to transfer between degrees at a later stage. Progress/transfer to the fourth year of the MSci degree is subject to peer competition and requires an overall performance equivalent to upper second class. Students failing to meet this requirement, but who fulfil the necessary criteria for the award of an honours degree, will graduate with a BSc Hons in Biomedicine.
These Biomedicine degrees are aimed at those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease. They involve the study of subjects such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology which are at the heart of modern medical and health research. These subjects are taught with a particular emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.
You'll begin your degree with the study of 15 wide-ranging compulsory modules, including an Introduction to Biomedical Science, Infection and Immunity and Protein Biochemistry.
In the second year of your course, you'll move on to study subjects such as Medical Microbiology, Cellular Pathology and Cell Biology Techniques.
On the BSc programme, you continue into your third and final year studying modules such as Medical Genetics, Ethics in Biomedicine and Pathobiology. If you achieve the necessary criteria to proceed to the fourth year of the MSci degree, you will study Immunology, Diseases of the Brain and Molecular Basis of Cancer plus one other optional module and a research project. You will also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biomedical practices.
Where could it take you?
These degrees provide an excellent platform for research-based careers in biology and biomedicine, including further postgraduate study. In addition, there are many opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry, forensic science and research institutes. Traditionally our graduates enter a wide range of careers, and the transferable skills acquired during this degree will make graduates attractive to employers in many other areas such as management, finance, teaching and marketing.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Typical entry requirements
For courses starting in 2014:
A-level: AAB. To include a minimum of AS-level Chem and Biol/Human Biol and two A-levels/HLs from Biol/Human Biol/Chem/Geog/Maths/Physics/Psychology/Env Sci/Computing or IT
General Studies: Only accepted if taken as one of four A levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
International Bacc: 35 points overall with 16 from the best three HL subjects
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with at least 6 in each element)
Mature students: Applications welcome. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
Lancaster University has committed£2.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:
AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2013.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
- Biochemistry : BSc Hons
- Biochemistry (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Biochemistry with Biomedicine : BSc Hons
- Biochemistry with Genetics : BSc Hons
- Biological Sciences : BSc Hons
- Biological Sciences (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Biological Sciences with Biomedicine : BSc Hons
- Biology with Psychology : BSc Hons
- Biomedical Science : BSc Hons
- Biomedicine : MSci
- Cell Biology : BSc Hons
- Cell Biology (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Pre-medical Studies : Certificate of Higher Education
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UCAS Code: C701
For Entry: 2013, 2014
Duration: Full time 3 Year(s)
Department: Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Phone: +44 (0)1524 593265
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook