Lancaster University
Biomedicine (Placement Year) BSc (Hons)
Lancaster University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 60 graduates of Biomedicine (Placement Year) BSc (Hons) and other courses in Biomedical Sciences (Non-Specific) at Lancaster University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Biomedical Sciences (Non-Specific).

Overall student satisfaction
84 /100
60 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in CAH02

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Biomedical Sciences (Non-Specific) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25500 £24000 £29000
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £30000 £20500 - £29500 £22500 - £38500


Salary of all UK Graduates of CAH02

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £27000 £35000
25-75 percentile range £21091 - £28004 £20500 - £34500 £27500 - £44500

Course Description

Our four-year biomedicine degree with a placement year is for those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease, and who wish to gain additional work experience as part of their degree.

Our biomedicine degrees offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited BSc Biomedical Science by allowing you to tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests within the field of biomedicine.

You will study 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.

The degree provides you with support to secure a paid placement for twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate. A placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full time employee of the organisation with the same training and opportunities as other employees, whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support from Lancaster University.

In your first year, you will gain a through grounding in the general areas of biomedicine through the study of 15 wide-ranging core modules, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Infection and Immunity, and Protein Biochemistry.

In your second and fourth years, you will study a small number of core modules such as Medical Microbiology and Medical Genetics. You will then select your remaining modules to match your personal and professional interests from a wide range of options including: Cellular Pathology, DNA Technology, Clinical Immunology, and Tropical Diseases.

You will spend your third year on an industrial placement, which may be science or non-science based. The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

During your degree, you will conduct your own laboratory-based project and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics. You will also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biomedical practice.

The facilities for studying biomedicine at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Biomedicine (Placement Year) BSc (Hons) at Lancaster University

45% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Administrative occupations
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Finance Professionals
0% Sales occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biomedicine (Placement Year), BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Lancaster University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Lancaster University

Lancaster University was established in 1964 and is located in the rural setting of Lancaster. The campus provides a series of amenities, including banks and a post office. Academically, all of this university’s courses and programmes are accredited and approved by MARP, ensuring that the curriculums delivered here are set at a high standard. In terms of facilities, students have access to a variety of study and recreational spaces intended to improve their wellbeing, such as Meditation and Tai Chi classes, and Woodland walks.

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undergraduates:
12595
postgraduates:
4065
Total:
16660
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