Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Science staff are key members of healthcare – 70% of diagnoses in the NHS are based on pathology results provided by scientists in the lab. As a Biomedical Science student, you will explore the cutting-edge application of scientific investigation to human health.

Course details

A rapidly evolving and growing field, you will study and research a range of biomedical topics from organs systems and disease, right down to molecular biology.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

Throughout the course, you will explore the analytical skills needed for research and investigation, develop an understanding of the role biomedical science plays in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and apply your knowledge and practical skills to a variety of clinical lab settings.

You will study key healthcare topics, such as infectious disease, cancer, and heart disease, building towards the final year, where we focus on clinical laboratory specialists, informed by current working professionals. Students also complete independent research projects in areas they are interested in, supported by leading academics in topics ranging from Alzheimer’s to Zika virus!


Entry requirements

  • GCSE
  • Five GSCEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English
  • Plus, one of the following: 
  • A-Level 
  • A minimum of 120 UCAS points from at least two A levels. One A level must be at grade C or above in either Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology
  • T Levels
  • Merit in Science (with optional module in Laboratory Science only)
  • BTEC
  • BTEC National Diploma Science – Distinction/ Distinction/ Merit
  • BTEC Extended Diploma Science – Distinction/ Distinction/ Merit
  • Alternative qualifications include:


Our graduates are highly sought-after by NHS pathology centres and have gone on to work in diagnostic laboratories in both the public and private sectors, as well as research institutions for a research career or PhD study, and the biotechnology industry in roles such as biomedical scientist, laboratory assistant, associate practitioner and pharmacology technician.


Each topic or module will have a main assessment at the end of the module block. Assessments are based on real-world application of your skills, to try and best prepare you for the world of work, and include portfolios, presentations, case studies, lab reports, research papers, as well as quizzes and exams.

  • Block 1: Professional & Practical Skills
  • Block 2: Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Block 3: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Block 4: Microbiology
  • Block 1: Genetics & Molecular Pathology
  • Block 2: Emerging Techniques
  • Block 3: Organ Systems Physiology
  • Block 4: Human Health & Immunity
  • Block 1: Research Projects
  • Block 2: Blood Science
  • Block 3: Infection & Immunity Sciences
  • Block 4: Cell Sciences