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.
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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
Number of Staff
Number of Students
Number of International Students
Graduation Employment Rate
Student Satisfaction Rate
Academic Programs Offered
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Mode of Programs Offered
Full time, Part time and Distance
Medium of Instruction
Average Tuition Fee for International Fee
GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000
Proficiency Test for English Language
IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE
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.
The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:
BA and BSc Degrees
BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy
Sandwich / placement Year
MA or MSc Degrees
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
36 to 52
4 to 14
Books and supplies
Clothing and personal care
16 to 26
University of Northampton Application Process
Basic Admission Requirements
Certified transcripts of high school/college/university
One reference required
Statement of Purpose depicting the interest of the applicant in the chosen course
MBA applicants must also have a proof of work experience
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:
6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section
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.
Other documents for the visa application process are: