St George's, University of London
Biomedical Science BSc BSc (Hons)
St George's, University of London

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in health sciences (non-specific)

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 £28000 £26000 £38000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £32000 £19000 - £36500 £29000 - £46500

Salary of all UK Graduates of health sciences (non-specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25148 £25547 £28878
25-75 percentile range £22650 - £28221 £18184 - £32266 £21198 - £36985

Course Description

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing humankind. Biomedical science has laid the foundation for medical breakthroughs in everything from COVID-19 to cancer, diabetes to heart disease, bone strength to brain development and more.

St George’s Biomedical Science BSc degree provides a fascinating insight into the biology-based science behind health, disease and medical intervention. It covers a diverse range of subjects, from fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and genetics to the investigation of the disease process, including diagnosis and treatment.

In Years 1 and 2 you'll build a solid knowledge and understanding of cellular, molecular and medical sciences. In Year 3, you’ll have the chance to focus your learning in either healthcare or medicine, graduating in one of 10 specialisms. There is also the opportunity to undertake a Professional Training Year within industry, research, government or the NHS. We have strong links with professional bodies, including the British Pharmacological Society (BPS).

The course will prepare you for career options in medicine, research, management or education, as well as specialised laboratory work and areas such as forensic medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical trials coordination or biomedical product marketing. The transferable skills you will gain on this degree will also allow you to consider wider careers options such as law, finance and teaching.

Course highlights

  • Learn anatomy in a dissection room through demonstrator-led sessions (prosection).

  • Develop essential lab techniques in our modern teaching and research laboratories.

  • Excellent links with industry and employers, which gives you a head-start in finding a job when you graduate.

  • Depending on your grades, at the end of your degree you may have the opportunity to transfer onto either our Biomedical Science MSci or our Medicine (MBBS) course.

About St George’s, University of London

Established in 1752, St George’s is the UK’s specialist health university and is dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. At St George's, you’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals working across a variety of healthcare professions.

St George’s has enjoyed an outstanding track record of research and innovation in infectious disease ever since the ‘father of vaccinology’ and St George's alumnus, Edward Jenner, created the world’s first vaccine (against smallpox). Recent research has included a focus on tuberculosis, malaria, HIV in low and middle-income countries and COVID-19.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biomedical Science BSc, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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 Biomedical Science BSc BSc (Hons) at St George's, University of London

10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Information Technology Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Progress is judged by a mixture of in-course assessment and written exams. Each year’s marks contribute towards the final degree. A variety of examination types are used during the course, including: - short and long answer questions - single best answer questions - calculation and data analysis problems - essay questions - objective structured practical examinations where you demonstrate knowledge of structure and function in the dissecting room. Oral examinations where you answer questions from a panel of examiners. You can find detailed information about assessment methods for this course on our website:

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Biology and Chemistry plus one other subject. General Studies not accepted. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

To include Chemistry and Biology, and supplemented by 2 Scottish Advanced Highers at BBB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

Full award diploma (Medicine and Medical Biosciences OR Biomedical Sciences). Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

To include Chemistry and Biology, and supplemented by 3 Scottish Highers at BBB. Must also meet GCSE/National 5 requirements as outlined on website.

15 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 5 in Biology and Chemistry. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 6 (B) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. We accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations.

Combinations of individual Pre-U subjects and A Levels are acceptable. Must also meet GCSE requirements as outlined on website.

We welcome applications from applicants around the world. For information on the requirements for your country, please visit the International Qualifications page on our website.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 6.5 overall (including minimum 6.5 in Writing and a 6 in all other components)

You can find extensive information about the support that St George's provides for international students on our website: This includes guidance on the visa application process, pre

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biomedical Science BSc, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Biomedical Science BSc BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £19250 year 1
International £19250 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

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, 2024

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 St George's, University of London in top UK and global rankings.

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About St George's, University of London

Founded in 1733, St George’s, University of London (SGUL), is located on the outskirts of London, between Wimbledon and Streatham. St George's specialises in Medicine and other Health-related careers including, but are not limited to, Clinical Pharmacology, and Physician Associate Studies. Applicants can expect to receive hands-on experience in the NHS from early on in their programs, ensuring a wealth of learning opportunities.

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