On your journey to becoming a medical bioscientist, you’ll study both medicine and biology to gain a better understanding of human health. Subjects such as molecular modelling and pharmacology will allow you to explore the ways your theoretical knowledge can be put to practice to fight sickness and disease.
In your first year you’ll gain a broad knowledge of all relevant scientific principles including anatomy, biology, biochemistry and physiology. As you progress through the course, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise, with fascinating modules such as bioinformatics – developing software to analyse biological data – and medical genetics, the study of hereditary disorders, on offer.
As well as developing a strong understanding of scientific theory, you’ll get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art Science Centre, which is equipped with 280 workstations. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a 15-week work placement in your final year, during which you’ll be exposed to the industry and gain valuable experience for your CV.
Your practical skills will be assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the project module. Your data handling skills will be assessed through practical reports, problem-solving exercises, information abstracting and reviewing exercises, poster presentations and seminar presentations.
You’ll receive regular, supportive feedback throughout the course.
On graduation, you’ll be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Royal Society of Biology (AMRSB).
What our students say
“The best thing about the course is that it was so interesting. Because the degree was fun, it was much easier and more enjoyable to learn new skills and information. The lecturers were very professional. They were all intelligent and great teachers, with their own individual styles; some of them were extraordinary.”
National Student Survey
After the course
Medical bioscience graduates are in high demand and you’ll graduate equipped for a career in a number of diverse fields including bioanalytical forensics, genetics, health and safety, medical research and pharmaceuticals.
Our previous graduates have gone on to work as laboratory analysts and assistants for companies such as LifeLabs.
You’ll also develop the analytical, numerical and communication skills valued by employers in many non-science industries such as financial services and marketing.