This degree is similar in content to our Biomedical Sciences BSc Honours degree but includes a year-long industrial placement between Stages 2 and 3.
A medical degree is a vocational degree, allowing you to develop the practical and clinical capabilities specific to medicine, as well as the professional and personal attributes necessary to become a doctor
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
General practice doctor
There are over 60 specialist areas of medicine; information on each can be found at NHS Health Careers.
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Healthcare scientist, genomics
Higher education lecturer
International aid/development worker
Mental health nurse
Research scientist (life sciences)
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
You develop a strong understanding of the functioning of the human body in health and disease, and the links between anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology and physiology.You also gain valuable work experience in the life science sector through a year-long placement. This puts your learning into practice, allowing you to develop your skills in a commercial setting. Placement examples include: research and development; clinical trial work; quality and assurance; marketing; and regulatory affairs.
Programme Structure Biochemistry Cell Biology Genetics Practical Skills in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences 1 Microbiology and Immunology Pharmacology Physiology Practical Skills in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences 2 Principles and Practice of Molecular Techniques Control of Eukaryotic Gene Expression Cell and Molecular Biology of the Immune System Cell Biology and Disease The Nervous System and Respiratory Diseases Practical and Presentational Skills in Biomedical Sciences Human Anatomy Clinical Immunology and Viral Pathogens The Biology of Ageing
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Qualifications We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We will consider qualifications that are not listed on an individual basis. Please contact Student Services for advice. We will consider all qualifications that are of a suitable academic level. These include:A/AS levels (including International A levels)International Baccalaureate Scottish Advanced Highers/Highers and Scottish BaccalaureateIrish Leaving CertificateAccess to HE DiplomasBTEC qualificationsCambridge Pre-UWelsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma