Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

A rational approach to the development of treatments for current and emerging threats to human well'being depends upon a sound knowledge of human health and disease. Biomedicine is at the interface between molecular, cell and integrative biology and evolving disease therapies, while biomedical research plays a pivotal role in the transfer of advances in basic science into effective practices that promote human health as well as into treatments for human diseases. This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills for participation in the biomedical community, either professionally or personally.

After gaining entry to this programme via UCAS and completing Year 1, you can elect to decelerate your pace of study and transfer to a four'year, part'time evening study version of this degree.

Course Modules

The BSc Biomedicine is composed of compulsory and core modules studied at Levels 4, 5 and 6 to a total of 360 credits. You complete 120 credits per year. Modules are worth 15, 30 or 60 credits each.

In Year 1, you take eight compulsory modules, each worth 15 credits.

In Year 2, you take two compulsory modules worth 30 credits each and a core module worth 60 credits.

In Year 3, you take two compulsory modules worth 30 credits each and complete a 60'credit laboratory research project. Alternatively, based on your academic performance, you may elect to undertake an independent research project, mentored by a member of academic staff.

Year 1:

Chemistry for the Biosciences I;

Chemistry for the Biosciences II;

Mathematics for Science;

Molecular Cell Biology I;

Molecular Cell Biology II;

Molecular Cell Biology III;

Practical Skills for the Biosciences I;

Practical Skills for the Biosciences II;

Practical Skills for the Biosciences III.

Year 2:

Human Physiology;

Molecular Biology and Human Genetics;

Research Methods and Data Analysis.

Year 3:

Advanced Cell Biology;

Microbes and Antimicrobials;

BSc Biomedicine research project;

Independent Research Project;

Specialist Laboratory Research Project.

The Level 4 syllabus of the BSc Biomedicine is shared with that for the BSc Structural Molecular Biology; this makes it possible to elect to change programmes at the end of Year 1, if desired.

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £13,000 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £13,000 Overseas Fees