BSc Biomedical Science

The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

Program Description

BSc Biomedical Science

The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

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.

Our four year integrated Masters (MBio) course provides you with an additional year of study focused on a substantial research project either within the School or in industry. The MBio will give you additional skills to boost your employability because it provides the academic and transferable skills desired by employers, for example in project management.

Why study Biomedical Science at Warwick?

  • Tailor your degree to your own interests
  • Taught academic tutorials
  • High quality lab time
  • Warwick graduates are highly-skilled and employable
  • Excellent teaching and learning facilities
  • Research-led teaching
  • Friendly and lively community
  • Degree accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology

Year One modules typically include

  • Laboratories and Tutorials
  • Physiology and Metabolism
  • Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Quantitative Skills for Biology
  • Agents of Infectious Disease

Optional modules typically include

  • Animal Anatomy and Histology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Health and Community

Year Two core modules typically include

  • Laboratories and Tutorials
  • Immunology and Epidemiology
  • Infection
  • Human and Animal Physiology
  • Molecular Cell Biology

Optional modules typically include

  • Pharmacology
  • Evolution
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Molecular Endocrinology
  • Genetics and Genomics

Year Three core modules typically include

  • Research Project
  • Modern Approaches to Human Disease
  • Laboratories and tutorials
  • One World Health and Neglected Tropical Diseases

Optional modules typically include

  • Oncology
  • Extreme Environment Biology
  • Integrative Neuroscience
  • Principles of Development
  • Dynamics of Biological Systems
  • Medical Virology
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Protein Targeting
  • Bacteria: Genes to Behaviour
  • Business Studies Modules
  • Science Communication

Students who do not have a pass in A2 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.

Entry requirements

  • A level AAB - ABB including Biology
  • International Baccalaureate 34 - 36 including 6 in HL Biology
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 14, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2018
3 years
Full time
9,000 GBP
United Kingdom - Warwick, England
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2017-2018 Prediction cost for EU/Home Students. International students: £17,460 per year