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Biomedical Science courses

University of Northampton

Biomedical Science Bsc (hons)

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : £ 12,500 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0


About this course

Biomedical scientists are at the forefront of our modern healthcare system working in partnership with medical practitioners and health care professionals, to perform many different roles in the NHS, as well as in academia and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. As a biomedical scientist you are likely to be involved in the diagnosis of disease, supporting the work of clinical departments, and developing and evaluating the next generation of treatments that could improve patient outcomes.  A biomedical science degree also provides the foundation for graduate entry programmes, including medicine, dentistry or the more recently established Physician Associate (PA) programme for clinical practice within the NHS.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course Highlights

Course Details

The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree is designed to equip you with a fundamental understanding of how science underpins the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The degree reflects both the theoretical knowledge and applied clinical laboratory skills required to be a biomedical scientist.

Biomedical scientists are at the forefront of our modern healthcare system working in partnership with medical practitioners and health care professionals, to perform many different roles in the NHS, as well as in academia and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.

As a biomedical scientist you are likely to be involved in the diagnosis of disease, supporting the work of clinical departments, and developing and evaluating the next generation of treatments that could improve patient outcomes.  A biomedical science degree also provides the foundation for graduate entry programmes, including medicine, dentistry or the more recently established Physician Associate (PA) programme for clinical practice within the NHS.

Methods of Learning

Teaching and learning will involve lectures, small group tutorials, e-learning, independent study and a final year research project.  Teaching will be research led, involving research active staff with subject specific expertise who will also act as academic advisors and provide additional pastoral support.

Our purpose-built £330 million brand new campus completed in September 2018 alongside the Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF) gold award will enable us to deliver innovative teaching using state of the art facilities, including new molecular biology laboratories with facilities for tissue culture, DNA extraction, PCR and other modern lab techniques.

Students will be provided with a lap coat and core textbooks will be available in the library.

The department is located close to Northampton General Hospital and enjoys good links with the NHS and commercial partners providing opportunities for undregraduate and postgraduate students for collaborative research.

Linking human health and disease to underlying biology, is the holy grail of biomedical science. Clearly, new developments in regenerative medicine, genome editing, molecular medicine and the 100,00 genomes project for example, are not only transforming our understanding of biology but also having an impact on society and in understanding complex disease, personality and physical traits.

The course will closely follow these developments and build up knowledge of complex systems at the level of the individual cell, tissues and the whole organism through the core disciplines of basic medical sciences, including cell biology, physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology and pharmacology.  Through levels 5 and 6 specialist modules in cancer biology, medical genetics and bioinformatics will be offered alongside generic courses on statistics and research methods. The final year of the degree will offer an opportunity to undertake a laboratory based research project.

 

University of Northampton Highlights

Institute Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Number of Staff 1,611
Number of Students 11,984
Number of International Students 1000
Graduation Employment Rate 95%
Student Satisfaction Rate 89%
Academic Programs Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Mode of Programs Offered Full time, Part time and Distance
Medium of Instruction English
Average Tuition Fee for International Fee GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000
Proficiency Test for English Language IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE
Financial Aid Scholarships, Funds and Loans

University of Northampton Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:

Undergraduate Courses 

Course Fee
BA and BSc Degrees GBP 12,900
BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy GBP 13,900
BSc Nursing GBP 15,750
Sandwich / placement Year GBP 1,000

Graduate Courses 

Course Fee
MA or MSc Degrees GBP 13,750
MBA GBP 14,750

Cost of Attendance

Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:

Type of Expenditure Cost (in GBP, per week)
Accommodation (includes basic facilities) 130 to 300
Food 36 to 52
Mobile phone 4 to 14
Travel Around 17
Books and supplies Around 11
Clothing and personal care 16 to 26
Entertainment Around 29

University of Northampton Application Process

Basic Admission Requirements

  1. Certified transcripts of high school/college/university
  2. One reference required
  3. Statement of Purpose depicting the interest of the applicant in the chosen course
  4. MBA applicants must also have a proof of work experience
  5. Arts and design applicant must also submit their portfolio 

The Result of Language Tests for English Proficiency from all the international applicants. The exams valid are IELTS, TOEFL iBT and Pearson PTE. Following are the minimum scores required in IELTS to gain admission:

Academic Programs Minimum Score
Undergraduate 6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Postgraduate 6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Research 7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section

Additional Requirements

  1. When an international student is accepted they are required to pay the deposit fee of GBP 5,000 and will then receive a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from the University.
  2. Other documents for the visa application process are:
  • Passport
  • UK visa history form
  • Proof of financial support
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 12,500

Total

£ 12,500

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