Using scientific and clinical approaches, the course provides you with an understanding of the human body in health and disease. Areas of specialism include:
Reasons to study Medical Science at DMU:
- 94.4% of our Medical Science graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report
- Professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology
so you can graduate with the skills and qualifications sought by employers
- Experienced academics
Be taught by a combination of our research-active academic staff and clinical experts, who provide the latest cutting-edge advances in medicine and science
- Work placement options
Work in an industry-setting through the optional sandwich placement year, with past students having secured placements at B. Braun Medical Limited and Merck, Sharp and Dohme Limited
- A £12 million faculty investment
has helped to develop dedicated scientific laboratories, with industry-standard equipment and apparatus
- Gain international expeience through our #DMUglobal programme
which has enabled students to consider preventative healthcare in a global context in Berlin Germany, raise awareness of Type II Diabetes in Kentucky, and perform a parasitological and public health research study in New York
- DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
- The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [Office for Students, 2017]
Structure and assessment
- Personal and Professional Skills
- Basic Anatomy and Physiology
- Biochemistry and Cell Biology
- Chemistry for the Biosciences
- Molecular Genetics and Genomics
- Organ Systems Physiology
- Inflammation and Immunobiology
- Research and Diagnostic Techniques
- Clinical Perspectives 1
- Evidence-Based Medicine
Optional work placement year
- Research Project
- Cancer Therapeutics
- Nutrition Through the Lifespan
- Clinical Perspectives 2
- Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences
Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.
During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.
We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.
Opportunities and careers
Graduate opportunities exist in medical research, writing, education, commerce and sales. This is an appropriate entry qualification for graduates who wish to apply for further study in graduate entry medicine, pharmacy, dentistry or NHS medical care practitioner training.
Other career opportunities include further postgraduate study on one of our courses which include:
International experiences can help you differentiate yourself in an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market. We offer fantastic opportunities throughout Europe and further afield which will help you gain invaluable educational, work-related and cultural experiences through our #DMUglobal and Erasmus schemes.
Recent global experiences have included summer schools in Turkey, Japan and South Korea, giving students the opportunity to learn alongside students from around the world, study unique modules and explore the cities of Istanbul, Fukuoka and Seoul.