Biomedical Science - BSc (Hons)

The Biomedical Science BSc degree is designed to help you play a key role in identifying diseases, monitoring treatment and undertaking research into infectious diseases and other pathologies. This course gives you the academic competencies required by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Course details

A one-year sandwich placement or two single-semester work placement modules can be undertaken to give you valuable work experience.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Biomedical science transforms our understanding of health and disease. This course will put you at the cutting edge of science as you study everything from healthcare issues to research-based science, learning how disease is caused, identified and treated. The subjects covered during the course are similar to the pre-clinical components of a medical degree, with topics including the structure and function of biological fluids, cells and tissues, and the relationship between bodily systems and health, disease and the environment.


Entry requirements

a minimum of 112 points from 3 A levels including a B in Biology or Human Biology or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits)
  • Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Cell Biology (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits)
  • General Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • General Microbiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Professional Studies (core, 15 credits)
  • Blood Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Infection Science 1 (core, 15 credits)
  • Infection Science 2 (core, 15 credits)
  • Methods of Bioanalytical Analysis (core, 15 credits)
  • Tissue Science 1 (core, 15 credits)
  • Tissue Science 2 (core, 15 credits)
  • Ethics for Science (option, 15 credits)
  • Infection Control (option, 15 credits)
  • Parasitology (option, 15 credits)
  • Work Placement (for Life Sciences) (option, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Blood Science (core, 15 credits
  • Advanced Infection Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Tissue Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Systems Pathology (core, 15 credits)
  • Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits)
  • Genomics (option, 15 credits)
  • Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits)
  • Sandwich Placement (option, 30 credits)
  • Virology (option, 15 credits)