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.
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. 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.

How is the programme taught

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. 

How is the programme assessed  

Learning for 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. 


Module details are available to view on the University of Hull website.

Modules for the BSc in Medical Sciences (Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences)
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 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

About the Department of Biolomedical Science at the University of Hull

A biomedical science degree from Hull opens doors to a career in laboratory science and beyond. Through supported lab learning, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the human form and function in health and disease. We designed our Biomedical Science degree with input from the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Department has excellent relationships with local biotechnology companies, research units and hospitals to reinforce our Biomedical Science degree programme. Our course covers a range of sectors and subjects, and we embed transferable skills across the courses to boost your employability. Our courses are flexible, with a carefully designed range of module options to equip you with the knowledge and skills to succeed

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 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science is available on the University of Hull website.

Entry requirements

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

Tuition fees
    The tuition fees for 2022 are to be confirmed. In 2021, the fees were:
  • UK (Home): £9,250
  • International (inlcuding EU): £22,080