A Biomedical Science degree from Hull opens doors to a career in laboratory science and beyond.
Biomedical science applies biological principles to medicine. It explores the physiological processes and functions of the human body to appreciate disease processes, diagnosis and treatment.
This is a dynamic topic with continual advancements in health care and science driving innovation and research. Through supported lab learning, you'll gain a deep understanding of the human form and function in health and disease. We designed our Biomedical Science degree with input from the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
You'll gather the knowledge and skills for employment in a variety of settings – including potentially life-saving work at the cutting edge of health research.
This course is accredited by The Institute of Biomedical Science - so you can be confident that it's been approved by expert academics and professionals as meeting industry standards.
How you'll study
Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.
6 reasons to study Biomedical Science at Hull
Top 10 in the UK for medical technology#
Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science
94% graduate employability rating†
Learn under internationally respected experts
Excellent links with local industry and hospitals
Benefit from access to our PET Research Centre
# Complete University Guide 2018
† UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018
Your future prospects
Medical research scientist
Some biomedical scientists work in laboratories for the NHS and private sector. Modern laboratories are the hi-tech hubs of hospitals, at the cutting-edge of medical technology.
You will be eligible to work in academic research, the health service, in biomedical scientist roles, in medical institutions and in education.
Our graduates go into a diverse range of other careers with employers such as ConocoPhillips, RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser), the Civil Service, Boots, various hospitals and the NHS.
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Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
Applicants should have A level Biology/Applied Science at Grade C or above (or merit from relevant BTEC). Applicants taking the reformed A-level must also Pass the practical element.
IB Diploma: 28 points including 5 in HL Biology
Access to HE Diploma: Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) including 18 credits in Biology at merit or higher
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For Foundation Year, we require IELTS 5.5 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.