Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

A high proportion of our Biomedical Sciences graduates go on to study medicine or dentistry, and the programme is designed with this in mind. Co'taught by Queen Mary's medical school, Barts and The London, you will study preclinical subjects including anatomy, physiology and microbiology, plus specialised modules in pathology, immunology and cancer biology. The top 15 students (based on performance in the first two years) from the combined B990/B991/B992 programmes are guaranteed an offer of a place on the five'year MBBS degree at Barts and the London (subject to interview and completing the BSc with at least a 2i BSc degree classification). B990, B991 and B992 share a common curriculum for the first two years, after which students may either continue to graduate on the IBMS'accredited B990 programme, or apply to join one of two alternative streams in cancer biology or immunology taught by Barts and the London.

Course Modules

Year 1: Anatomy; development and cell biology; cell dynamics; foundations of organic chemistry; heredity and gene action; essential skills for biologists; basic biochemistry; introduction to human physiology; organic functional group chemistry. Year 2: Human molecular biology; techniques for biochemists; basic immunology II; metabolic pathways; nutrition and whole body metabolism. Year 3: Biochemistry of disease; biomedical sciences case approach to problem solving; cancer biology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAACC
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade