This is the science which forms the basis of medical knowledge, and is becoming popular as a degree subject in its own right. It is not a route into studying medicine – although some graduate entrants onto medical courses do apply from this background – but an opportunity to learn in depth about body processes and their role in disease, which provides a good basis for a range of non-clinical careers.
A distinctive feature of the programme is that it is delivered by four University departments with outstanding biomedical research activity: the Department of Biology, HYMS, the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Psychology. This has as its strength a strong research-led approach and it will prepare students to be competitive applicants for postgraduate research programmes as well as direct employment in health-related industries, and indeed others that value a high level education which includes critical thinking and research skills. For more information on the programme and how to apply, visit the course page at the University of York.
There is also a well-established Biomedical Sciences programme at the University of Hull, to which HYMS staff contribute. This has a slightly different focus, with a particular feature being its accreditation which qualifies its graduates for careers as laboratory scientists within the NHS, as well as being a basis for applying for other non-clinical research and industrial roles. For more information on the programme and how to apply, visit the course page at the University of Hull.
Biomedical Sciences at York focuses on the science underpinning medicine. The course is interdisciplinary, and includes diverse topics such as:
The course structure will be based on highly-rated undergraduate courses in the Department of Biology. Teaching will include small tutorial groups and an independent research project in your final year.
As a Biomedical Sciences student, you'll also be able to take advantage of a new teaching building, with state-of-the-art practical labs and a 120-seat computer room.
This degree in Biomedical Sciences will equip you for a career in any non-clinical aspect of the fight against disease.
An understanding of health and disease is best approached from different angles. A distinctive feature of our new programme is that it will be delivered by four departments with outstanding biomedical research activity: