School of Life Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

This IBMS-accredited course will equip you with the skills needed for a variety of careers in the NHS and beyond.

This IBMS-accredited course will equip you with the skills needed for a variety of careers in the NHS and beyond.

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 January 2023,16 September 2024,13 January 2025
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (3 years),Part-time (6 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
School of Life Sciences
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Why choose this course?

This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). 

Please note: If you are interested in completing a placement year in an NHS laboratory or aim to pursue a career as a Biomedical Scientist, you would be strongly advised to join the course in September rather than January. Students joining the programme in January cannot be considered for an NHS laboratory placement year.

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science opens up opportunities for entry into a variety of careers associated with the field of biomedical science. Throughout this programme, you’ll develop specialist knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology, disease biology, molecular pathology, and cell biology.

Building upon these core topics, our Biomedical Science course then focuses on each of the main pathology disciplines, expanding your appreciation of the role of biomedical science in the understanding of disease presentation, diagnosis, prognosis, and choice of patient treatment. An appreciation of good professional practice and the development of essential employability skills required for today’s competitive job market is also embedded in the course.

Important practical techniques that will be covered throughout the course include DNA analysis, antibiotic resistance, tissue identification, blood grouping, and coagulation tests. In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake an honours research project in your final year, allowing you to develop your skills further in an area of interest to you. Opportunities exist for students on the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course to undertake work placements in an NHS hospital laboratory. Students who are successful in obtaining placements will be eligible to transfer to the BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science.

Our IBMS-accredited course in Biomedical Science will equip you with the skills needed for a variety of careers in the NHS and beyond.


What's unique about this course?

  • IBMS accredited for 30 years
  • Extensive local hospital links
  • Cutting-edge lectures from hospital consultants and senior biomedical scientists
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • New, state-of-the-art laboratories 

What happens on the course?

Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science covers the key knowledge you’ll need to pursue a future in this field. As a first-year student, you will gain a solid knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, disease biology, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, and immunology.

You will then progress to examine human physiology, molecular pathology, and the biology and investigation of disease, also undertaking practical sessions. After your second year of study, you may choose to take up an optional additional work placement year and move onto the applied biomedical science route.

Selection for this opportunity is highly competitive and provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain both valuable laboratory experience and complete the Institute of Biomedical Science’s Registration Training Portfolio, before continuing into your final year. Here, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science students will undertake a research project and also study key clinical laboratory disciplines, including cellular pathology and clinical genetics, haematology and transfusion science, clinical biochemistry and immunology, and medical microbiology.



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Everything you need to know about this course!

Study in our state-of-the-art Rosalind Franklin Building on a course accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which means that all our graduates meet the academic requirements for entry into the biomedical science profession.

We pride ourselves on our dedicated biomedical science staff, many of whom are fellows of the IBMS. Our practical classes are supported by biomedical scientists from local NHS trusts, meaning that we prioritise the application of techniques to practice.

Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course is committed to quality teaching, underpinned by research. In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University of Wolverhampton was ranked at its highest ever level, with more than half of our research being judged as being either internationally excellent or world-leading.

All biomedical science students get the chance to benefit from current advances in technology. Get hands-on experience with world-leading technology as part of your learning experience, giving you the facilities to meet your full potential during studies.

This course will enable students to develop their knowledge of the aetiology of disease with its presentation, diagnosis, and treatment through the study of underpinning scientific subjects and through the study of biomedical science specialist subjects.

Studying this course, you will develop scientific, intellectual, and practical skills to provide you with the abilities to plan and carry out laboratory investigations in biomedical science and to evaluate evidence underpinning practice. You will also foster the development of the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring the exercise of professionalism, personal responsibility, and decision-making.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £13950 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13950 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14950 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £15450 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above. Equivalents accepted for English GCSE requirements only  

If you do not hold a GCSE grade C/4+ in Mathematics you will be strongly advised to complete your Mathematics GCSE alongside your studies at the University.

Students wishing to take a hospital laboratory placement as part of the Applied Biomedical Science route must have GCSE Maths at C/4 or above or, Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number or an equivalent mathematics qualification.


  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD to include Biology
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM in Applied Science
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit, 36 of these must be in Science

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International students need to have IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each area to meet the GCSE English requirement, equivalencies are not accepted

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply



Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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