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This is Biomedical Sciences

Understanding and overcoming illness

Do you want to get involved in the world's battle against COVID-19 and future pandemics?

If so, a degree in Biomedical Science or Healthcare Science could be for you.

Biomedical scientists have been working tirelessly since the pandemic began to develop diagnostic tests, run COVID testing laboratories, develop vaccines and support doctors in the urgent research into treatment and prevention strategies for the virus. It is a career at the cutting-edge of medical research.

Biomedical Sciences studies human biology and disease, and seeks to find new ways to treat patients through research.

You'll learn both current techniques used in the study of human diseases in the NHS, and innovative technologies under development for experimental treatments.

Our Biomedical Science and Healthcare Science programmes are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), and our healthcare science students spend a total of 50 weeks on NHS pathology lab placements over the course of their degree.

We have 3 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: C900
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y006
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: C400
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

Our facilities

You will learn in dedicated multi-million pound teaching laboratories and have access to world class research laboratories, where you will learn from researchers involved in advanced healthcare.

You will also have access to our Simulation Suite which houses a human patient simulator (iSTAN) and a 3D touch table for virtual anatomy and dissection.

this is where

...I found my passion for research

Raul Fulea, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 

"I wanted to study medicine and was recommended to do a Biomedical Science degree as a pathway into it.

"I chose Bradford because there were lots of positive posts on forums about how good the course was here.

"During my first year, I became attracted to research. I did a summer studentship researching the effects of different hormones on joint cells, the outcome of which will be published in either the American or British Journal of Physiology.

If I hadn't come to Bradford, I wouldn't have had this opportunity - it was a turning point for me."

Raul Fulea, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

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...I found my confidence

Olivia Dean, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

"The idea of a Biomedical Scientist is to be able to process samples given by patients in hospitals, you process that and collect the data. Not diagnosis as such, but you look for abnormalities in, for example, blood samples and tissue samples. You then pass that on to other clinicians who are able to treat or give treatment plans for the patient.

Bradford was my top offer because of the course and the content it offered. I'd heard so many good things about the University, about how the students were actually taken care of, which is nice. Obviously, I've seen that over the three years.

You get so much support from academics, from pastoral care and that sort of thing which is absolutely brilliant -it makes you feel like you're a part of your course. You're not just learning here, they make you feel like you're a colleague."

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Where Biomedical Sciences can take you

Graduates have options to continue in education or research, or pursue a career in specialist healthcare science sectors. Some roles our recent graduates have taken include:

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Clinical Trials Assistant 
  • Healthcare Technical Officer
  • Medical Lab Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Teacher
  • Research Assistant 
  • Micro Analyst
A male and female student in a biomedical sciences laboratory.

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