Medical Science BMedSci (Hons)

After successfully completing year one, Medical Science students will be equipped with fundamental knowledge of and practical skills in chemistry and biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology and personal and professional skills. In year two, students integrate their understanding of the healthy human body with disease pathology and processes before being introduced to the disciplines and techniques involved in delivering quality healthcare, and an insight into management principles relevant to many professional settings in year three.

Course details

Our Medical Science programme always places students’ interest and learning experience at the heart of the teaching and learning activity, as supported by a strong integration of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and inclusive teaching.

  • 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

In year three, students also design and implement an independent research project, either laboratory, literature-based or clinical-based, which is written up as a scientific article and presented as a public engagement poster. This demands excellent time management and organisational skills, the ability to plan and to execute scientific research, strong written communication skills, the ability to read and evaluate critically scientific articles, as well as excellent problem-solving, numeracy and analytical skills.

The practical component of this course equips graduates with experience and knowledge of a range of scientific equipment and procedures, including ELISAs, cell culture, histology, SDS-PAGE and western blotting, history taking, communication skills, measurement of vital signs, providing first aid, ECG and other monitoring methods for cardiovascular and health conditions.


Entry requirements


Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including: English and Maths
Plus one of the following:

A Level

A minimum of 120 points from 2 or more A levels, including one A level in either Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology at grade C/4 or above
T Levels

Merit in Science (with optional module in Laboratory Science only)


BTEC National Diploma Science – Distinction/ Distinction/ Merit, or
BTEC Extended Diploma Science – Distinction/ Distinction/ Merit
Access course


To help students prepare for specific careers choices, not only do we have a professional careers team, careers conferences, and employment talks, but an initiative where alumni give their advice for students following in their footsteps, including students who have gone on to postgraduate medicine and dentistry, research, and clinical laboratory careers.

Graduate opportunities exist in medical research, writing, education, commerce and sales. This is an appropriate entry qualification for graduates who wish to apply for further study in graduate entry medicine, physician associate, pharmacy, dentistry or NHS medical care practitioner training.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Personal and Professional Skills
  • Block 2: Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Block 3: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Block 4: Microbiology
  • Block 1: Genetics and Molecular Pathology
  • Block 2: Clinical Skills for Medical Science
  • Block 3: Organ System Physiology
  • Block 4: Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Block 1: Endocrinology and Nutrition
  • Block 2: Cancer Biology and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Block 3: Advanced Clinical Perspective for Medical Science
  • Block 4: Research and Innovation