Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons)

Deepen your understanding of human biology, diseases, infections, and the diagnostic tools and treatments to treat them through our Biomedical Science BSc programme.

Location: Aston University, Birmingham

Course type
Full-time
Entry requirements
Duration

3 or 4 years

UCAS code(s)

C900

Start date

Course overview

Our Biomedical Science BSc programme is designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of biomedical science and the practical skills necessary to excel professionally. We provide you with the skills required to work in an NHS pathology laboratory, undertake medical research, and understand the pharmaceutical industry. You’ll develop a thorough knowledge of the core principles of how the human body works and a deep understanding of the vital role biomedical scientists play in the healthcare sector.

Our teaching is research-led, meaning that you will learn about the research our world-leading academics are undertaking, particularly in your final year. We also make sure you gain exposure to experienced biomedical scientists via guest lectures, so you can hear first-hand what this rewarding role is really like.

biomedical-science BSc student Sophie Protheroe

"I would highly recommend Aston University, especially for aspiring biomedical scientists (BMS). The course was accredited by the IBMS and I completed my registration portfolio on my placement, so as soon as I left university I entered the NHS as a qualified BMS. This makes Aston graduates very attractive to employers, especially in the current climate where there is a real need for qualified, competent BMS."

Sophie Protheroe
Biomedical Science (Hons) BSc
NHS Blood Transfusion Section Manager

Why Biomedical Science at Aston University?

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Dual accredited degree
Accredited by both the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB)
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Student experience
90.7% of students feel teaching staff are good at explaining course material (NSS 2024)
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HCPC registration
Have the opportunity to apply for HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registration after graduation.
15th in the uk
Top rated programme
Top 15 in the UK for Biomedical Science (Guardian, 2024)
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Earn more
Our graduates are among the highest paid in the country, earning on average £36,100 five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2023)
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Excellent prospects
Aston University was named runner-up in the University of the Year for Graduate Employment Award (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024)

Course description

Biomedical Science BSc

Our Biomedical Science (Hons) BSc degree at Aston will equip you with the skills, insights, and confidence required to become an outstanding biomedical scientist, well-equipped to excel in a variety of healthcare settings, conduct cutting-edge research, and contribute significantly to advancements in the field of biomedical science.

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What we will provide
First-class teaching in the UK's second-largest city, delivered by a diverse array of staff who will inspire and excite you, fantastic facilities that will bring your course to life through hands-on, practical experience; years of close industry collaboration that is harnessed to provide you with learning based on real-world needs. 

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What you will provide
It is important you learn how to adapt a growth mindset to your studies - understand that intelligence and success come from applying yourself, you must be able to demonstrate critical thinking and have ambition and drive to excel.

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What skills we teach
As a Biomedical Science student in our Biomedical Science BSc programme, you will learn key skills to work as a competent Biomedical Scientist such as conducting liver function tests, setting up and reading an ECG, determining blood groups, learning how to undertake research to explore new clinical treatments, and practice critical techniques used in pathology laboratories such as preparing and staining tissue samples and examining serum sample

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Placement year

The best way to prepare you for your future career is to gain experience in the real world of work. BSc Biomedical Science students have the opportunity to use their placement year to complete a registration training portfolio within an IBMS-approved pathology laboratory. This allows you to apply for an IBMS Certificate of Competence, and subsequently, register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a biomedical scientist upon graduation. 

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Career prospects

Our Biomedical Science graduates often work in health, pharmaceuticals, or as HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists* within the NHS. Others choose careers in scientific writing, research, or undertake further study, including teaching qualifications, MSc, PhD or graduate entry medicine.

How you will learn

Our teaching style is modern and innovative, with a hands-on approach that bridges the gap between theory and practice. This enables you to apply your skills as you progress through your course, marrying your learning with practical examples, all designed to prepare you for the world of work.

For UK students our degree course consists of three years of full-time study, with one year of placement in an industry environment. You’ll encounter a wide range of teaching approaches, from lectures, and group work, to practical sessions, and interactive workshops and tutorials. Each year of study is worth 120 credits, with each credit being equivalent to 10 learning hours.

The learning hours may include but are not limited to: Lectures, seminars, tutorials, lab sessions, practicals, online activity, reading, other independent study, reflecting on assignment feedback, field trips, and work placements.

What you will learn

Our Biomedical Science BSc degree covers a range of disciplines, including microbiology, physiology, and immunology, as well as common aspects of medicine and care, such as blood transfusions, and explores the impact on the human body of elements such as exercise, temperature, and disease.

Year 1

Learn from a range of bioscience academics and complete a number of specialist sessions with practising biomedical scientists. You’ll study the key biology topics that will form the basis of your biomedical science education, preparing you for specialist modules in later years. You will also develop the knowledge to undertake laboratory work safely.

Year 2

Study new specialist subject areas and revisit previously studied topics at a deeper level. You’ll learn how to select appropriate experimental approaches and test hypotheses, in addition to participating in Problem Based Learning (PBL), where you (as part of a group) will be set a problem and asked to provide a solution through independent research.

Placement year

Gain valuable career-boosting experiences by setting your studies in the real-world context of a working environment alongside professionals.

All students enrol on the BSc Biomedical Science (3-year) course without placement. Students who go on to achieve minimum set grades during their degree and complete an accredited placement will graduate with a BSc Applied Biomedical Science qualification and be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a biomedical scientist. This is opportunity is available to all home, EU and international students on the course as long as they meet the requirements listed here.

For students who wish to practice as a biomedical scientist in the NHS, this year is your opportunity to complete an IBMS registration training portfolio in a UKAS-accredited CPA hospital laboratory. 

The availability of NHS placements is limited and highly competitive. You will have to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and occupational health checks; the cost of these checks will be payable by the student.

Final year

You will acquire the skills required to undertake an individual original research project and study a small number of advanced topics, in addition to critically reflecting on the enhancement of patient care and the importance of codes and acts in the area of biomedical science.

Facilities

Biomedical science students have access to a range of specialist facilities that reflect the hands-on learning within the field. In these settings, you gain practical experience alongside like-minded students, with workshops and lectures guided by industry professionals and expert technicians.

Clinical skills area

  • Extensive and well-equipped laboratories with a variety of equipment designed to support your learning in an industry-relevant environment.
  • 3D computer laboratories for virtual anatomy practicals.
  • Refurbished lecture theatres and seminar rooms.
  • Computer laboratories and a virtual learning environment used for general study, revision, and assessment. This platform allows you to access a comprehensive range of study materials, scientific journals, e-journals, databases, and Aston Library, fully refurbished and equipped for the digital age. Open 24 hours a day at key points throughout the year with a variety of study spaces, academic support advisors on hand and course texts available electronically or in book form.

Cutting edge laboratory equipment

  • Various types of microscopes, including light microscopes, electron microscopes, and fluorescence microscopes.
  • Spectrophotometers are used to measure the absorption or emission of light by chemical substances.
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines for DNA amplification.
  • Electrophoresis tanks and gel documentation systems for separating and analysing DNA, RNA, and proteins.
  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Gas Chromatography (GC) for separating and analysing complex mixtures of compounds.

Course objectives

  1. Provides you with the opportunities to realise your academic potential through a range of learning experiences.
  2. Encourages you, through a practical approach, to have a passion for Biomedical Science and an enthusiasm for learning.
  3. Help you develop the knowledge and skills of a professional biomedical scientist.
  4. Promote an awareness of the application of biomedical science knowledge to human health and welfare.
  5. Develop your creativity and innovation to develop skills and qualities for a role in a range of biomedical science disciplines and research in the allied health professions and make a valuable contribution to society.
  6. Allow you to gain laboratory and practical skills through an optional placement year and by completion of the IBMS registration portfolio seek registration with the HCPC upon graduation.
  7. Foster critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to address complex issues in healthcare and biomedical research.

Modules

Modules and learning outcomes

Year 1 modules

In your first year, you will study the following core modules:

Module TitleCredits
Biomolecules - Explore key biomolecules (sugars, lipids, DNA, RNA, amino acids and proteins), how they are formed, their structure and function. Includes a large practical laboratory component giving hands-on experience of key biochemical techniques that can be used to study these biomolecules30
Cells to Systems - Examine the basic structure, organisation and function of cells and sub-cellular structures. How cells communicate, the cell cycle, cell death, and how cells come together to forms tissues and organs
with specialised functions.
30
Microbiology and Genetics - A comprehensive introduction to the basic principles and fundamental skills of microbiology, as well
as the core concepts of genetics and the use of model organisms.
30
Metabolism and Physiology for BMS - This module looks at the structure, function and metabolic pathways underlying key body systems, such as the nervous system, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system and the urinary system.30
Total120

Year 1 outcomes 

On successful completion of the first year, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the structure, function, synthesis and degradation of biomolecules.
  • Describe how biomolecules assemble into complex structures including cells.
  • Describe the structures and key components of cells.
  • Describe how genetic material is stored and inherited.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental microbiological concepts.
  • Safely undertake laboratory work and demonstrate a range of transferable practical skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cellular metabolism and anatomy and how they relate to physiology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of the IBMS and the HCPC in governing the training and practice of biomedical scientists as well as knowledge of careers available to graduates with biomedical science degrees.
  • Demonstrate numeracy, oral and written communication skills including use of IT software and professionalism.

Year 2 modules

In your second year, you will study the following core modules:

Module TitleCredits
Clinical Sciences - Discover how clinical samples (such as blood, urine or tissue biopsies) are processed in an NHS
laboratory in the key BMS disciplines: haematology and transfusion science, medical biochemistry and cellular pathology.
30
Mechanisms of Pathology - Investigate the principles underlying pathology of a variety of diseases, how the immune system
responds to infection or damage, and the ability of pathogens to cause cellular and tissue pathology,
30
Cell Signalling and Physiology - In depth coverage of the role of homeostasis in endocrinological (hormone) systems and the cell
signalling pathways that underpin them.
30
Clinical Genetics and Human Disease - Explore current technologies associated with clinical genetics and discover the biological basis for human disease. Develop transferable and research skills such as problem-solving, science communication, group work, and experimental design.30
Total120

Year 2 outcomes 

On successful completion of the second year, you will be able to:

  • Integrate molecular knowledge to explain disease states.
  • Explain how physiological homeostasis is achieved or disrupted with reference to hormonal systems.
  • Explain the basic principles of adaptive immunity and diseases associated with its dysfunction and how pathogens interact with the immune system.
  • Explain the role that cell signalling plays in life processes.
  • Select appropriate experimental approaches and test hypotheses including the application of statistical tests.
  • Integrate an understanding of the contributions of core biomedical disciplines (haematology, medical biochemistry and cellular pathology) to patient care.
  • Integrate an understanding of clinical genetics with an understanding of specific human diseases.
  • Reflect on skills acquired and needed relevant to the pursuit of employment.
  • Apply critical thinking for problem-solving and demonstrate team-working skills.

Placement year modules

In your third year, you will undertake a placement year:

Module TitleCredits
Biosciences Placement 120
Total120

Placement year outcomes 

On successful completion of the third year, you will be able to:

  • Reflect on your own performance and identify your strengths and limitations within a working environment.

Final year modules

In your final year, you will study the following core modules:

Module TitleCredits
Immunology and Inflammation - The aim of this module is to provide advanced theoretical knowledge of the role of the immune system in health and disease.15
Clinical and Food Microbiology - You will learn about key microbial pathogens and infectious diseases found within the community and hospital settings, how they establish an infection and how they can be investigated in a clinical laboratory.15
Research Project Preparation - Demonstrate practical competency in a range of fundamental biosciences techniques. Select and critically analyse relevant scientific literature for your project, including elements of health and safety legislation and appraisal of the ethical impacts of research.15
Research Project - Undertake an independent research project. Generate, analyse, interpret, draw conclusions and
present your findings in both written and oral formats
30
Professional Skills for Biomedical Scientists - Develop a range of research and translational skills, such as critical analysis of data, good practice and self-reflection, that will equip you to undertake scientific careers and demonstrate professional behaviour in the NHS30
Total105

and choose one of the following 15 credit optional modules for a total of 15 credits

Module TitleCredits
Cancer Biology - This module provides an enhanced understanding of the biology of cancer, from its nomenclature and causes to the mechanisms behind cancer metastasis
(cancer spread). You will be introduced to conventional and novel cancer treatments, in addition to drug resistance in cancer.
15
Applied Microbiology - Gain an in-depth understanding of the use and study of microorganisms in research and biotechnology, including mechanisms of action of antibiotics, drug resistance and antibiotic drug discovery, as well as bacterial gene regulation and biogenesis.15
Advanced Molecular Biology - Examine protein engineering techniques including site directed mutagenesis, high throughput mutagenesis, molecular evolution and gene editing, alongside other core molecular biology techniques including next generation sequencing, QPCR, and gene cloning15
Bench to Bedside - An exploration of the journey new therapeutics take, from an initial idea in pre-clinical research,
through to clinical trials and eventually becoming available to patients.
15
Total15

Final year outcomes 

On successful completion of the final year, you will be able to:

  • Critically review scientific literature.
  • Create and test hypotheses using appropriate methodologies.
  • Gather, analyse and interpret data from your own studies and those of others.
  • Critically reflect on their own research and development to identify pathways for improvement. Communicate effectively through a variety of media to a range of audiences.
  • Work within health and safety and ethical regulations within a research environment.
  • Apply the foundations of microbiology and immunology to the understanding and treatment of human disease including inflammation.
  • Critically reflect on the enhancement of patient care and the importance of codes and acts in Biomedical Science and develop employability skills.

We regularly review our modules to provide the best possible teaching and learning experience, incorporating academic developments, student feedback and employer feedback.

There may be some change to some of the modules on this course for 2025/26 entry.

We’ll make sure to let you know of any changes to modules at the earliest opportunity by updating our course webpages. 
 
We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints may mean it isn’t possible to take some module combinations. The structure of some courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.

Entry requirements

  • A Levels

    - BBB in three A Level subjects including Biology (Standard offer)
    - BBC in three A Level subjects including Biology and B in either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
    - BCC in three-level subjects including Biology (contextual offer)

  • Contextual offers

    Aston Ready is our contextual offer scheme that could reduce your undergraduate offer by one or two grades. Assessed at the point of application, there are no additional forms to fill in.

Contextual offer criteria

BTEC Qualification Name    BTEC grades required    A-Level Requirements
 
Extended Diploma   
 

Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction*
(D*D*D*)

or 

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction plus A Levels

This BTEC must be RQF – National in Applied Science D*D*D* (you do not require an additional A Level)

OR

This BTEC must be QCF in Applied Science DDD and you must also achieve grade B in A Level Biology

OR

If you are studying a non-science subject in this BTEC which is QCF or RQF – National then you must achieve DDD and grade B in A Level Biology.

Diploma (QCF)

National Diploma

Distinction, Distinction (DD)With this BTEC you must also achieve grade B in A Level Biology.
 
Diploma (QCF)National DiplomaDistinction, Distinction (DD)    

With this BTEC you must achieve grade BB in two science subjects including Chemistry PLUS Biology, Physics or Maths.

If you are taking the BTEC in Applied Science subject, you must also achieve grade B in A- Level Chemistry.

Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

National Extended Certificate

Distinction (D)    With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A Levels of which one must be Biology.
90 Credit Diploma (QCF)    Distinction, Distinction (DD)  With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A Levels of which one must be Biology.
National Foundation DiplomaDistinction (D)With this BTEC you must also achieve grades BB in two A Levels of which one must be Biology.

*Please note that on the UCAS application form QCF BTEC Extended Diploma appears under the name BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) and the RQF BTEC Extended Diploma appears under the name Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (1080) (2016 to Present). If you are unsure of which qualification you are taking, please contact your school or college provider to confirm.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Standard offer: 31 points overall and must include grades 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects which must include Biology. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Mathematics and English Language.

Contextual offer: 28 points overall and must include grades 5, 4, 4 in Higher Level subjects which must include Biology. You must also have Standard Level grade 5 in both Mathematics and English Language for contextual offer students.*

We accept the QAA-recognised Access Diploma which must consist of 45 credits at Level 3. You must obtain a minimum of 30 distinction and the rest must be at merit or distinction. Please note that we do not accept the English and Maths components within the Access qualification, and you must meet the GCSE entry requirement. Subjects Accepted: Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Biosciences, Combined Sciences, Health Sciences, Health Sciences Professions, Life Sciences and Sciences, and Medicine and Healthcare Professions.

Please note we do not accept Health and Social Care as it does not contain the amount of core science material required for subsequent undergraduate studies on this degree.

We do not accept this qualification for this course.

Five GCSEs which must include Maths and English Language or English Literature all at grade C/4. Please note we do not accept Key Skills or Functional Skills in place of these.

International students

Aston University is a diverse, close community and welcomes international students on many of our undergraduate programmes. Students from over 120 countries choose to study with us every year. Based in the centre of Birmingham, Aston is not only a great place to study, it’s also a great place to live.

Qualifications in your country

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

English language requirements

Aston University provides a range of opportunities for international students to join our community and study on our campus. A key part of our strategy is our relationships with teaching partners, providing multiple pathways to Aston.

Aston’s professional work placements can improve your chance of securing a graduate job. Placements give you experience, confidence and opportunities and, as an Aston student, you’ll be better prepared for your future career. One of the great things about Aston is our focus on employability. Our close links with businesses, industries and professions make this possible.

Find out more about applying

Post-study work visa

Aston University welcomed the creation of a new Graduate Immigration Route which enables international students to remain in the UK for two years after you complete your studies to find work. This new post-study work visa applies to international students completing full-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Graduate Immigration Route

Pathway Programmes

If you don’t meet our entry requirements, we have a range of pathway programmes offered by our partner, ONCAMPUS Aston, which you can complete to progress onto one of our degrees.

Ministry of Defense

Aston University welcomes applications from candidates who intend to join the Ministry of Defence via the Army, Navy or Air Force. They are required to meet entry requirements as listed above. If your qualifications are not listed please email copies of your certificates, transcripts, resume (CV) to ugadmissions@aston.ac.uk for further review. Please note we do not accept direct applications and you will be required to submit a UCAS form.

 

Other

Degree

Year 1

We consider applicants for year 1 entry who are undertaking a degree in a related field elsewhere. You must meet the GCSEs and A level (or equivalent) requirements as listed. Alongside this you must have gained (or be expected to gain) 60% overall and 120 credits with no fails at another recognised university.

In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications , and this must include an academic reference.

Year 2 / year 3 / final year

We are not taking applications for Year 2, Year 3 or Final Year transfers.  

View our transfers policy

See further information regarding the transfers policy and Student Transfer Arrangements

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  • Infection Control Policy.

View our Transfers Policy

Age of qualifications

Applicants must normally have achieved their eligible academic qualifications for entry onto this course within the last three years. Applicants presenting qualifications older than three years will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Academic Admissions Lead.

External Foundation Programmes

We consider external foundation programmes for entry into our year 1 programmes on a case-by-case basis. We will always require applicants to have met the following criteria prior to application:

•    5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English.
•    CCC at A Level, must include Biology

Any conditional offers made will be based on meeting a specific grade in your foundation programme.  In order to be considered you will need to submit a UCAS application as we do not accept direct applications.

 

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

UK students
(2024/25)

Annual tuition fees:£9,250
During placement year:£1,250

International students (2024/25)

Annual tuition fees:£20,700
During placement year:£2,500

Fees listed are for 2024 entry. For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.

More information on fees

For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy.

For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.

Scholarships

At Aston University we are committed to supporting the most talented and hardworking students to achieve their potential by providing a range of scholarships to help lower tuition and living costs.

Assessment

Our Biomedical Science curriculum utilises a range of different assessment types and the assessment strategy reflects the national educational requirements in the FHEQ. We utilise a wide range of assessments linked to learning outcomes such as exams, essay writing, practical and laboratory reports, presentations, and peer assessment.

Career prospects

Our Biomedical Science programme will prepare you for a range of careers across the public, private and third sectors. Our graduates are among the highest paid in the country, according to the 2023 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO). This data shows that five years after graduation, employed Aston University graduates have the 15th highest median salary among all UK Higher Education Institutions, with a median salary of £36,100.

Aston Biomedical Science graduates often work in health, pharmaceuticals, or as HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists* within the NHS. Others choose careers in scientific writing, research, or undertake further study, including teaching qualifications, MSc, PhD or graduate entry medicine.

Recent gradate employers include:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • National University Health Systems
  • NHS trusts such as: Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Public Health England
  • Raffles Diagnostica
  • Randox Testing Service
  • Secondary schools
  • The Binding Site.

*If you complete an unaccredited placement, or choose not to complete a placement at all and later wish to practice as HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist, you will have to complete the following post-graduation:

  • IBMS training and registration portfolio in an approved clinical laboratory
  • Achieve a Certificate of Competence awarded by the IBMS
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Be part of our community

Once you have joined us at Aston University, you’ll always be part of our community, even beyond graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does studying Biomedical Science at Aston University help prepare me for my career?

Our course provides the ideal blend of theoretical grounding, technical skills development, and industry know-how to make you lab-ready for any industrial placement or career.

To ensure you gain a solid understanding of the range of careers available to you and the role that biomedical scientists play in the wider healthcare field, you’ll be exposed to, and learn from a wide range of healthcare experts. This includes being taught by practising biomedical scientists and, where available, sessions with medical consultants, nurses, and patients about the role of biomedical scientists in patient care.

Will this course help me register as a professional Biomedical Scientist?

Yes! When you successfully complete our four-year degree with an integrated placement year in a UKAS-accredited CPA hospital laboratory and successfully graduate with a BSc Applied Biomedical Science qualification; you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as biomedical scientist. You can also choose to complete your IBMS portfolio post-graduation.  See our careers prospects section for more information.

What accreditation does this course have?

Our BSc Biomedical Science course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). The BSc Applied Biomedical Science qualification is also approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Our BSc Biomedical Science course is accredited by the IBMS and RSB.

Why should international students choose Aston University?

Study at Aston University and you will be part of a multi-cultural community located at the heart of the dynamic city of Birmingham. Our courses are practical, inspired by industry and many have internationally recognised accreditations. Renowned for our employability prospects and connections to business and industry, we provide outstanding career support, advice and placement opportunities.

For those interested in working in the UK after they have graduated, the UK Government has created a new post-study work visa.

Is Birmingham a good place to study?

Our campus is based in the centre of Birmingham, the youngest major city in Europe and a great place to live, work and study.

  • Great music and entertainment with a vibrant nightlife. Bars, clubs, pubs, live music, festivals, concerts. Whatever your tastes, there's something here for everyone.
  • Fantastic food. Birmingham's diverse community means you can try anything from the famous Balti triangle, the Chinese Quarter, high street chains, halal and vegan food, and Michelin-star dining.
  • World-class shopping. The Bullring and Grand Central is a shopper's paradise. From the world's biggest Primark to luxury brands at the Mailbox.
  • Arts and culture. Museums, galleries, theatres, concerts and Birmingham's art collection is as wide as it is impressive - not to be missed.
  • Green, open spaces. One of the greenest cities in Europe, Birmingham has hundreds of publicly accessible parks and green spaces across the city.
  • Sporting action. Birmingham has some of the most exciting venues for watching or participating in sport in the UK.

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