University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a Biomedical Sciences student at Westminster, you will benefit from some of the best teaching and facilities available. Our staff and courses are recognised for their excellence in teaching, and our state'of'the'art laboratories were recently completely refurbished as part of a multi'million pound modernisation plan. Our experienced and research'active staff work in close collaboration with bio'industry, the NHS and research institutions within the UK, Europe and the US. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, a proportion of the research outputs in all subject areas submitted across Life Sciences were judged to be at world'leading and internationally excellent levels. The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), and recognised by the Society of Biology; recent graduates have gone on to work in diagnostic pathology, healthcare management, medicine and medical research, and hospitals, laboratories and pharmaceutical organisations across the globe.

Course Modules

Year 1: Cell science; concepts in bioscience; human physiology and anatomy; working in bioscience; plus 1 free choice module. Year 2: Biology of disease; infection and immunity; laboratory research methods; medical genetics; principles of laboratory diagnosis; plus 1 free choice module. Year 3: Cellular pathology; clinical chemistry; haematology and transfusion science; medical immunology; medical microbiology; project; plus 1 free choice module.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCCDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff 112
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

Key Course Information

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72% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 75%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 30
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 20
Unknown 5

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 39%

Total Coursework: 52%

Total Practical: 9%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation