Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

Our diverse biomedical science degree focuses on many areas of medical and biosciences. It is taught by experienced academics in areas including cell biology, cancer biology, microbiology and haematology. Your studies will include practical-based modules, real-life clinical case studies and a research project.

Course details

This degree in biomedical science explores human health and disease. We focus on the mechanisms of disease, diagnostic pathways and therapeutic intervention.

  • Mode of study: 4-5 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London campus

University of Greenwich

Course overview

Gain insight on the frontline from NHS guest lecturers and work experience opportunities at a range of companies and organisations. Our student placements range from large multinational firms, government agencies and the NHS to smaller companies engaged in research, analytical services and manufacturing.

This course prepares you for roles in the public and private healthcare sectors. This might include the NHS, the National Blood Service, the Health Protection Agency, Medical Research Council and Health and Safety Executive, forensic laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry. Previous students have gone on to work for Eon, Dyson, ADEY, PS Analytical and E-liquids, GSK, and NHS hospitals.


Entry requirements

Typical Offer: 104 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate.

And must include one of the following:

A level: 32 Points from biology and chemistry.

BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

A level and BTEC National: Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level biology and chemistry.


Students go to a range of companies and organisations of varying sizes for their placements, including large multi-national firms, government agencies, the NHS and small to medium sized companies engaged in research, analytical services and manufacturing.

Previous students have worked in: Eon, Dyson, ADEY, PS Analytical and E-liquids, GSK, NHS hospitals.
IAESTE (British Council) placements to Brazil, Dubai and Poland.
We have a dedicated team to search for and inform students about relevant opportunities and help students prepare for interviews.


Exciting work experience opportunities in NHS hospitals (depending on available placements)

You focus on real-life clinical case studies to enhance your understanding

  • Introduction to Biomedical Science (15 credits)
  • Biochemistry 1 (15 credits)
  • Biochemistry 2 (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits)
  • Practical and Academic Skills (30 credits)
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology (Level 5) (15 credits)
  • Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits)
  • Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
  • Bioanalytical Techniques (15 credits)
  • Genetics (15 credits)
  • Infection and Immunity (15 credits)
  • Haematology I (15 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills in Life Science (15 credits)
  • Project (Life Sciences) (30 credits)
  • Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (15 credits)
  • Medical Biochemistry (15 credits)
  • Haematology and Blood transfusion Science (II) (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Pathophysiology of Disease (15 credits)
  • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology (15 credits)
  • Stem Cells (15 credits)
  • Neuropharmacology for Biomedical Science (15 credits)