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

Key Course Facts


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 £25000 £23500 £27500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £25000 £18500 - £28500 £21000 - £33500

Salary of all UK Graduates of CAH02

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24010 £27000 £35000
25-75 percentile range £20530 - £26990 £20500 - £34500 £27500 - £44500

Course Description


Our Biomedical Science degree is at the forefront of understanding, diagnosing and treating human disease through laboratory and scientific investigations. Qualified Biomedical Scientists are highly sought after in pathology centres, forensic science laboratories, research institutions and in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

You will gain the scientific and practical knowledge and skills to diagnose disease, evaluate disease progression and the effectiveness of medical interventions. Investigating potential treatments, researching drug and equipment development, testing emergency blood transfusions and screening for diseases are just a few examples of the application of Biomedical Science.

The Biomedical Science team has an excellent research portfolio, which includes working in NHS diagnostic pathology laboratories. Our teaching staff place a strong emphasis on biomedical diagnostics, therefore research opportunities will be available throughout the course.

Key features

  • Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

  • Strong emphasis on practical and laboratory work.

  • Professional links give you the chance to put theory into practice through projects linked to the NHS and wider bioscience industry.

  • Brand new laboratories and specialist equipment - an inspiring environment for you to gain practical skills and to develop your biomedical research ideas.

  • Taught by internationally recognised scientists.

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Why the University of Worcester?

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

Recent Worcester achievements

  • University of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards and UK Social Mobility Awards

  • 1st for Quality Education - 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

  • Outstanding Support for Students - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards

  • Top 10 for Student Satisfaction - 2019 National Student Survey

  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

  • Sustainability Institution of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Green Gown Awards

Guaranteed accommodation

If you’re applying to be a first year undergraduate student and accept a conditional or unconditional offer as your first choice by 1 May and apply for accommodation before 31 May, you are guaranteed a place in our University-managed accommodation.

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biomedical Science, 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 (Hons) at University of Worcester

55% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
20% Natural and social science professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Sales occupations
10% Teaching Professionals

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Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Must include A Level Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry, or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 4.5
    • Foundation year
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

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.


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
International £13100 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.

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)

University Rankings

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

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About University of Worcester

The University of Worcester (UW) is a publicly funded research university, located in Worcester, England. Dating back to 1946 as an Emergency Teacher Training College, it was only in 2005 that UW received official university status. The university’s main campus is known as St John’s and is where most of the courses take place, although those related to business, computing, marketing and management are taken on by the university’s secondary campus which is known as City Campus.

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Where is this programme taught

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