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A rational approach to the development of treatments for current and emerging threats to human wellbeing depends upon a sound knowledge of human health and disease. Biomedicine is at the interface between molecular, cell and integrative biology and evolving disease therapies, while biomedical research is pivotal in transferring advances in basic science into both effective practices that promote human health and treatments for human diseases. This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills for participation in the biomedical community, either professionally or personally. After gaining entry to this programme via UCAS and completing Year 1, you can elect to decelerate your pace of study and transfer to a four-year, part-time evening study version of this degree. This course is also available for part-time evening study over six years.
Birkbeck’s Department of Biological Sciences provides state-of-the-art, specialist laboratories and facilities at the heart of academic London. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK. You will be taught by internationally distinguished experts who work with governments and institutions around the globe to extend the boundaries of knowledge. Working in close collaboration with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint institute between Birkbeck and UCL, our Department is recognised for the excellence and international impact of its research. You will receive training in practical skills and lab work, including microscopy and tabulating data.
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Graduates can pursue careers in scientific research, public health or the health sector more generally. This degree may also be useful in becoming a biomedical scientist, healthcare scientist, medical research scientist or microbiologist. We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.