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BSc Biomedical Science with Management

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

26000 GBP
9000 GBP
9000 GBP

Application fee

International 13 GBP
National 13 GBP
Department of Life Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The BSc in Biomedical Science encompasses the study of the science that forms the basis of medicine and related fields, including scientific laboratory-based knowledge and understanding.

This programme will explore the principles and practice of biomedical science and how they are applied in research, industry, and medicine.

As the course progresses you will be able to specialise and tailor the programme to your own individual needs and career aspirations. You will be taught by staff from a range of departments and faculties at Imperial.

In year one you study core modules including Human Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry.

In year two you undertake a further programme of core modules, including:

  • Applied Molecular Biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cancer Biology
  • Immunology
  • Specialist option
  • You also complete a dissertation.

In the final year you are able to tailor the programme to suit your specific interests by selecting one of a range of topics from either the Faculty of Medicine or Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Students on the BSc Biomedical Science with Management programme then undertake an additional year of study within Imperial College Business School.

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Eligibility Criteria

The minimum entry requirements are AAA + AS-level at Grade B overall, to include:

  • A in Chemistry
  • A in Biology
  • A in another subject (Mathematics preferred)
  • B at AS-level or above (this must be in Mathematics if not offered at A-level)
  • Candidates who have taken Mathematics at A2 are required to obtain a B in any other AS-level.

Applicants offering pre-2002 qualifications will be required to have grades AAA in A-level Chemistry, Biology and a third subject. General Studies will not be accepted at any level.

GCSE (or equivalent)
All applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABB or above (in any order):

  • Biology (or Human Biology)
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics)
  • Physics
  • The Science double award may substitute all sciences at GCSE level and must be at grade A.

EPQ:  Please note that an EPQ cannot be used as part of the AS and A2 Level entry requirements

International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. We require an overall score of 38 points including 6 in Biology and 6 in Chemistry, both of which must be offered at higher level. We also require English, grade 5 at standard level.

European Baccalaureate
85% overall; 9 in Biology and Chemistry and 6.5 in English.

Advanced placements
Advanced placement candidates must have a minimum of 3 AP tests, with the following grades: 5 in Chemistry, 5 in Biology, and 5 in Calculus BC or any other science subject.

The School of Medicine accepts various other international qualifications for admission to medicine. For further information please contact the admissions team on [email protected]

Cambridge Pre-U
The Pre-U Diploma is acceptable as an entry qualification. You must offer four Principal Subjects with grades of D3 or higher in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. The fourth subject may be either an additional Science or another Mathematics subject.

You will also be required to offer grades AAABB, in any order, in the following GCSE's:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • The Science double award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.

If you are taking a combination of Pre-U and A-level subjects you should contact the medicine admissions team for advice on the grades you will be required to achieve. 

Accepted English Qualifications
  • AS Level/A-level
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • European Baccalaureate
  • GCSE or GCE 'O' Level
  • Hong Kong AS Level
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations Syllabus B
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
  • International Baccalaureate
  • International Option of the French Baccalaureat (OIB)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia)
  • Scottish Standard Grade
  • Singapore Cambridge A-Levels
  • Singapore Cambridge O-Levels
  • Singapore Integrated Programme Cambridge A Levels (SIPCAL)
  • USA Advanced Placement Examination
  • West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

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Course Modules

Teaching for the first two years is based mainly at the South Kensington, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Campuses. All provide excellent purpose-built facilities for biomedical science with the latest technology, teaching laboratories and computer suites, an extensive IT network for supporting computer-assisted learning, and first class library facilities. Teaching in the third year takes advantage of the College’s world-class research facilities.

You follow a core programme in the first and second years. Throughout, there is practical and project work, an emphasis on the development of independent thinking and critical analysis, and the development of transferable skills.

Year 1
The core course covers fundamental topics in biomedical science.

  • Cell Biology: molecular and cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, immunology, virology
  • Biological Chemistry: organic chemistry, structure and function of biopolymers, thermodynamics, enzymology, synthesis, membrane structure and function, metabolism and catabolism
  • Human Biology: anatomy; systems biology (musculoskeletal, nervous, haematology, cardio-pulmonary, renal-hepatic, gastro-intestinal); neuroscience and special senses; endocrinology and metabolism; reproduction, embryology, development and ageing; psychology and behaviour
  • In addition, tutorials in chemistry and statistics are integrated into these courses.

Year 2
Second year courses are outlined below. In addition, you are required to undertake a substantive tutored dissertation, for which time is allocated into the programme of study.

  • Applied Molecular Biology (including Bioinformatics and Genomics)
  • Pharmacology, Epidemiology and Infectious Disease (including Virology, Microbiology and Parasitology)
  • Cancer Biology
  • Immunology
  • Medical Humanities
Year 3
The Libraries of Imperial College London hold over 9,000 books.

You can select one of the following whole-year courses for the final year of your BSc. These are science-based courses with links to an appropriate medical field. The current options are as follows:

  • Cardiovascular Science
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Global Health
  • Haematology
  • Immunity and Infection
  • Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Reproductive and Developmental Sciences
  • Respiratory Science
  • Surgery and Anaesthesia
  • Each of the above courses of study in the final year is modular and students are led, via a variety of teaching methods, to the forefront of the field.

It is expected that the majority of students will undertake an independent research project in the latter part of the third year or alternatively a specialist course (available only with the courses in the Faculty of Medicine) in one of the following areas (current options listed):

  • Medical Humanities
  • History of Medicine
  • Death, Autopsy and Law
Year 4
Students of Biomedical Sciences with Management undertake an additional fourth year of study within the Imperial College Business School.

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How to Apply

For all full-time undergraduate higher education courses at universities and colleges in the UK, you must make an online application via UCAS.

The UCAS code for Imperial College London is I50.

For all applicants, there are full instructions on the UCAS website to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate. UCAS also has a comprehensive guide called Applying Online, which can be downloaded from their website. UCAS allows you to apply to up to five courses per year.

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