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BSc (Hons) in

Medical Sciences

(Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences)

Biomedical science is at the heart of medical breakthroughs in some of the world’s most significant diseases – including cancer, diabetes, stress and a range of other medical conditions.

Course length 1 year full-time
Start date September 2024
Location University of Hull


About the programme

This degree will help you develop your academic research skills, including critical analysis and data analysis in addition to experimental design and practical laboratory skills.

You will undertake a 40 credit independent research project available on a number of themes including cancer biology, cardiology, microbiology and more. You can decide from a selection of specially curated modules addressing themes related to human health and disease.

In addition, you will undertake modules which will broaden and strengthen your biological knowledge and understanding, providing a powerful complement to their medical training.

The Institute of Biomedical Sciences accredits our Biomedical Science degree, so you can be confident that it’s been approved by expert academics and professionals as meeting industry standards.

All teaching will be undertaken within the Department of Biomedical Science at the University of Hull. The Department has excellent relationships with local biotechnology companies, research units and hospitals to reinforce the learning and teaching experience on our Biomedical Science degree programme.

On successfully completing the programme, you will graduate with a BSc (Hons). All our degrees at Hull York Medical School are awarded by both our parent universities – the University of Hull and the University of York.


Students will undertake 120 credits of study in total. 40 credits will be awarded through the undertaking of the independent research project and the remaining 80 credits will be from the wide selection of modules offered which students can select to make their own tailor-made programme.

Students may undertake a maximum of 20 credits of learning from the selection of second year level (Level 5) modules all remaining 100 credits must be achieved from those modules offered as part of final year of study (Level 6).

Module Core/Optional Level Credits
Independent Research Project Core 6 40
Human Genetics Optional 6 20
Cellular Pathology Optional 6 20
Clinical Biochemistry Optional 6 20
Clinical Haematology Optional 6 20
Medical Microbiology Optional 6 20
Molecular and Medical Parasitology Optional 6 20
Molecular Cell Biology and Histopathology Optional 5 20
Muscle Fitness and Failure Optional 6 20
Molecular Genetics and Proteomics Optional 5 20
Cancer Biology Optional 6 20
Clinical Microbiology and Immunobiology Optional 5 20
Molecular Genetics and Proteomics Optional 5 20
Cancer Biology Optional 6 20
Blood Sciences Optional 5 20
Biological Basis of Disease Optional 5 20

Laboratory work

About the Department

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hull has an active and diverse research portfolio, benefitting from considerable recent investment, including the opening of a new biomedical science building, the Allam Building, in 2012.

In the latest UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (2014), the Department’s research was assessed as having either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ impact, while over half of the research outputs were of world-leading or internationally excellent standard.

Of particular interest to intercalating students is the Department’s molecular and cellular biosciences research. This encompasses a variety of topics including the processes involved in heart failure, cancer immunology, cancer diagnosis, cancer chemotherapy, and medical microbiology.

Teaching and assessment

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Teaching within the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hull is delivered in thematic modules via a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops. Laboratory practicals also provide an important basis for learning and are positioned in most of our modules. You will also be expected to undertake self-directed learning to consolidate your learning.

Assessments will vary between modules – please see the individual module information for details. Examples of assessment include essay/coursework, closed examinations and open assessments designed to test your transferable skills in data analysis, experimental design, synthesis, evaluation or application. The research project is assessed by a dissertation and an oral assessment.


Entry requirements

You can intercalate after successfully passing your second year of your MB BS Medicine or equivalent degree.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for 2024 entry are:

  • UK (Home): £9,250
  • International (including EU): £18,300



How to apply

Please complete the online application form.

The application form requires details of two referees. Once you have submitted your application form, reference forms are automatically sent to the referees you indicate in your application.

The closing date for applications is 30 June.