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Course overview

This vocationally oriented course is specifically designed for those wishing to gain employment as biomedical scientists, either in industry or within the health sector. As such, it leads to a professionally recognised qualification, being externally approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). This means that when you have successfully completed the degree, you may become a registered biomedical scientist affiliated with the HCPC, after a one-year period of paid in-service training.

Studying a course full-time traditionally takes three years to complete.

Enquiries

If you have any enquiries about this course, please contact the Biological Sciences using these contact details.

Start Date
September 2018
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
UCAS Code
B940
Duration
3 Years

Why Study Biomedical Science with us?

Biomedical Science is taught by enthusiastic academic and professional staff in modern, spacious laboratories housed on campus. Teaching and learning involves a range of methods including lectures, seminars, work shadowing placements, group discussions and presentations.

The academic staff are research active and continually thrive to promote research within areas of biomedical science, in which they have published research findings and discussed their work at national and international conferences.

The entire course is integrated through a study of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science in research, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders.You will also have the opportunity to visit National Health Service (NHS) pathology laboratories and/or the National Health Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) centres.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.

Campus Tours

Missed our Open Days? Our campus tours are a great opportunity to visit us and view campus facilities before making an application.

Admissions

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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