University of Central Lancashire
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 35 graduates of Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) at University of Central Lancashire for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Biomedical Sciences (Non-Specific).

Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
35 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  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

Course Overview

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which is essential for employment in hospital pathology laboratories, our Biomedical Science degree involves the study of health and disease and how the human body functions during normal and diseased states.

Why study with us

  • Biosciences students study similar modules in Year 1, so you have the chance to switch to another specialist degree to pursue your interests and career goals.
  • You can undertake opportunities to collaborate with academics through our Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme.
  • Taught by internationally-recognised research-active scientists and biomedical scientists.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll develop a range of laboratory based and theoretical skills associated with sound scientific practice.
  • We have a strong focus on practical experience ensuring that you’ll graduate with real-world skills for a variety of careers both inside and outside of the laboratory.
  • You'll have the opportunity to take the Healthcare Science route after Year 1, which includes placements in NHS pathology laboratories.

Accreditations

  • This course is accredited by the IBMS, which is essential if you're looking for employment in hospital pathology laboratories. The IBMS is the professional body for biomedical scientists and support staff - advancing knowledge and setting professional standards.

Future careers

Biomedical Science graduates can work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories in hospitals and other medical institutions or within biomedical related industries. Others opt to pursue careers in research through postgraduate study.

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 (Hons) at University of Central Lancashire

40% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Nursing Professionals
10% Medical Practitioners
10% Administrative occupations
10% Engineering professionals
10% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

IELTS (Academic) 6

with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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

Costs

Tuition Fees Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

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)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of University of Central Lancashire in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is a government funded university located in the proud city of Preston, in Lancashire, England. The university’s main campus can be found right in the heart of the city, only a few minutes away from an assortment of shopping centres, entertainments and nightlife for those interested.

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Student composition of University of Central Lancashire

undergraduates:
16990
postgraduates:
4915
Total:
21905
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