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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 2022
Location University of Hull


About the programme

This degree programme is specifically designed for you to explore a number of themes of your own choosing. You will undertake a 40 credit independent research project available on a number of themes including cancer biology (e.g. tumour hypoxia, tissue microfluidics, epigenetics and biomarkers), cardiology (e.g. platelet dysfunction, atherothrombosis and metabolic disease), microbiology (e.g. wound healing, antiviral drug repurposing, biofilm treatments and molecular virology) and more. You can decide from a selection of specially curated modules addressing themes related to human health and disease.

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.

All teaching will be undertaken within the Department of Biomedical Science, University of Hull.

The Institute of Biomedical Science accredits our Biomedical Science degree, so you can be confident that it’s been approved by expert academics and professionals as meeting industry standards. Further information about the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science is available on the University of Hull website.

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.


Details of the following modules are available on the University of Hull website.

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

Laboratory work

Teaching and assessment

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Teaching within the department 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.

Each module will be assessed by at least two assessments, which will vary between modules. 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 2022 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.