University of Bedfordshire
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
University of Bedfordshire

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Almost everyone in the UK will benefit at some point in their lives from disease diagnosis expertise. This IBMS accredited course provides a sound base in the laboratory sciences used to diagnose or investigate diseases, preparing you for a range of careers. Study normal life processes and the pathological changes that occur in disease. Keep up to date with current developments with guest lectures by biomedical science experts from institutes and hospital laboratories. Gain experience in techniques - such as problem based learning (PBL) for disease diagnosis - commonly used in medical schools. Our Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) degree provides an excellent base to pursue a career in hospital laboratories, pharmaceutical industries and/or postgraduate entry into medical science related courses.

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 17 graduates of Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) at University of Bedfordshire for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Biomedical Sciences.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
17 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) at University of Bedfordshire

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) 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 £23500 £20000 £26000
25-75 percentile range £22500 - £26000 £17000 - £23500 £20500 - £30000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Biomedical Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £22375 £26273
25-75 percentile range £19489 - £26022 £16894 - £27526 £20699 - £33736

What You Will Learn

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


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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) at University of Bedfordshire

70% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
20% Natural and social science professionals
10% Teaching Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Must include a science subject

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Must include a science subject

112 - 120 UCAS Tariff points. Must include a science subject.

112 - 120 UCAS Tariff points. Must be in a science subject.

Must be in a science subject.

Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Biomedical Science, BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
International £13200 year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.

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, 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)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of University of Bedfordshire in top UK and global rankings.

See all university rankings of University of Bedfordshire

What students say about studying Biomedical Sciences in the UK?

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  • Biology and Biomedical Science - The student experience - Why choose Ulster?
  • Biomedical Sciences Student Experience | Keya Meyers (MS/Biomed)
  • Biomedical Sciences Student - Day in the Life
  • ➜ 5 things you NEED to know about BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES!

About University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is a publicly funded university located in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, England. One of the main campuses, in Luton, is home to the university’s Business, Media, Art & Design, Science, Computing, Law, Psychology, and Social Sciences schools. The Bedford campus is just a twenty minute walk from the town centre, and is home to the Primary Education, Secondary Education, Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Tourism schools.

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Where is this programme taught

Luton Campus
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