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Biomedical Science Degrees

Biomedical Science involves the study of life processes in humans and provides an understanding of the causes and consequences of human disease, ranging from infection to cancer, to neurological decay.

The application of new biological concepts in medicine is an ever-growing and exciting process. Developments in molecular, genetic and cell biological research continue to drive progress in areas ranging from vaccine development to neurodegenerative diseases and metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

The combination of taught modules, labs and tutorials was very appealing.

Megan Buckley
BSc Biomedical Science


All our degrees come with the possibility of a year long work placement or study abroad.


Year One core modules

Laboratories and Tutorials Year 1 (30 CATS)

Physiology and Metabolism (18 CATS)

Molecules, Cells and Organisms (24 CATS)

Quantitative Skills for Biology (12 CATS)

Agents of Infectious Disease (12 CATS)



Optional modules

Animal Anatomy and Histology (12 CATS)

Environmental Biology (12 CATS)

Health and Community (12 CATS)



Year Two core modules

Tutorials (12 CATS)

Immunology and Epidemiology (18 CATS)

Laboratories (24 CATS)

Infection (18 CATS)

Human and Animal Physiology (18 CATS)

Molecular Cell Biology (18 CATS)


Optional modules

Pharmacology (12 CATS)

Evolution (12 CATS)

Clinical Microbiology (12 CATS)

Molecular Endocrinology (12 CATS)

Genetics and Genomics (12 CATS)



Year Three core modules

Research Project (30 CATS)

Modern Approaches to Human Disease (12 CATS)

Laboratories and tutorials Year 3 (18 CATS)

One World Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases (12 CATS)


Optional modules

Oncology (12 CATS)

Extreme Environment Biology (12 CATS)

Integrative Neuroscience (12 CATS)

Principles of Development (12 CATS)

Dynamics of Biological Systems (12 CATS)

Medical Virology (12 CATS)

Advanced Immunology (12 CATS)

Synthetic biology (12 CATS)

Protein Targeting (12 CATS)

Business Studies 1 (15 CATS)

Science Communication (12 CATS)

Business Studies 2 (15 CATS)

Introduction to Secondary Teaching in Biology (24 CATS)

IATL module (Any of the modules available from this list, in their 12 CAT version)



BSc Biomedical Science with placement year (Year 3)

A placement year can be taken between second and third years of study. It can be either a years work experience or a years study abroad.

Entry is via the BSc Biomedical Science course followed by an internal transfer at the end of year two.


MBio Biomedical Science department based (Year 4)

Extended Research project (80 CATS)


Research Skills (30 CATS)

 


MBio Biomedical Science with industrial placement (Year 4)

Extended research project in industry (90 CATS)

Research Skills (30 CATS)


Entry is via the MBio Biomedical Science course followed by an internal transfer.

 

Students take a minimum of 120 CATS per year (CATS = credits).

Students who do not have A level Chemistry (or equivalent) will have to take and pass an additional module Chemistry for Biologists (PASS/FAIL).

With permission, students can take additional modules such as language modules; these require specific approval from the School of Life Sciences.

Our course and module content and schedule is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick. So it is therefore very important that you check back here for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer (as set out in our terms and conditions).

 

BSc Biomedical Sciences

BSc Biomedical Sciences with Placement Year

MBio Biomedical Sciences

MBio Biomedical Sciences with Industrial Placement

Duration: BSc 3 or 4 years / MBio 4 years
Typical offer for BSc: AAB - ABB
Typical offer for MBio: AAA - AAB
Starts: October

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All of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and our MBio degrees hold advanced accreditation. RSB accredited degrees undergo rigorous, independent assessment to ensure a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

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