Gain an understanding of human health and the causes, prevention and treatment of disease. You’ll be prepared for roles in biomedical research.
This course is for you if you’d like to work in a field that tackles global health challenges such as curing cancer and Parkinson’s disease. You’ll be trained to be a research scientist of the future by exploring aspects of modern biosciences related to humans and medical research.
The curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including human genetics and genomics, physiology, cancer biology, pathology, anatomy, immunology, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and pharmacology. This course has been developed with the Department for Health at Bath to give you a greater exposure to subjects in human biology.
In the first two years, you will study a set of core units from the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Health. This will give you a broad practical knowledge base of biomedical sciences and is enhanced in the second year with optional units.
In the final year, you will have the opportunity to carry out a research project within either the Department of Biology & Biochemistry or Health. You'll also be able to choose from a broad range of final year units.
This course has a research career focus and is not intended for subsequent registration by the Health and Care Professions Council. Instead, you will develop fundamental scientific and experimental skills, preparing you for work as a practical scientist in biomedical research.
The Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBiomed) provides you with the same core skills and knowledge as the BSc but with a greater exposure to research and advanced practical techniques. You’ll study master's-level units and carry out a major research project, giving you ideal preparation for postgraduate study or a career in research.
Specialist teaching is influenced by the expertise of academics in the Department and includes areas such as cell biology, biodiversity and ecology, evolutionary biology, genomics, plant science, microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, developmental biology and stem cells, structural molecular biology, cancer genetics and biotechnology.
We also have world-leading research centres, covering evolution, regenerative medicine, networks and collective behaviour and mathematical biology.
Practical classes take place in our well-equipped teaching laboratories. You will also have access to specialist technology in a dedicated computer laboratory for bioinformatics.
Take a look around our biochemistry lab.
You'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of fields, such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, education, environment, or roles in agricultural, medical and chemical laboratories. Many of our graduates also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.
Studying a biosciences degree requires you to apply a broad skill set to the understanding of complex processes. This skill set is also useful in a range of other careers, such as business, management and science teaching.
Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.
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