BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

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Introduction

Discover how biomedical scientists diagnose and treat diseases by studying for an accredited degree in Biomedical Science in our world-class laboratories in Cambridge.

As a biomedical science student at ARU, you’ll learn about the human body at molecular, organ and systems levels, and how to investigate and treat disease.

Our passionate, highly-qualified lecturers will teach you the latest findings about conditions such as cancer, diabetes, antibiotic resistance and haemostasis.

Biomedical science is an exciting and dynamic subject, where research is constantly leading to breakthroughs and medical advances that have an impact on the health and wellbeing of society.

You’ll study in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, in lecture theatres and laboratories, where you’ll have the opportunity to use specialist equipment. There’s also the option to take a placement year as part of this degree, and gain valuable work experience.

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Facilities and accreditation

Specialist facilities

As a Biomedical Science student at ARU, you’ll have access to:

  • our cutting-edge Science Centre, with seven floors of labs and teaching space
  • specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories
  • a modern, 300-seat lecture theatre.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback throughout your course
  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Institute of Biomedical Science and Royal Society of Biology

Our three-year course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Both our three-year and four-year (placement) courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

Careers

Our three-year course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, setting you up for a trainee position in an NHS laboratory as a Health and Care Professions Council-registered biomedical scientist after you graduate.

Both our three-year and four-year (placement) courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, preparing you for a wide range of biomedical roles or further study.

If you pass the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and have relevant work experience in the healthcare sector, you can apply for a four- or five-year accelerated programme at a UK medical school after graduation.

Cambridge is home to number of world-renowned biomedical research institutes and biotechnology companies, offering plenty of opportunities for work experience and employment. You could also extend your stay in the city with one of our postgraduate degrees, including MSc Applied Bioscience. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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