Biomedical Sciences (with a year in industry) BSc (Hons)

School of Life Sciences

Examine the function of the human body from the molecular level to full body systems and also get an additional year of working in industry

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
5 or 4 years
Dundee City Campus

Biomedical Sciences examine the function of the human body, in both healthy and diseased scenarios. It also examines the body from the molecular level to full body systems.

They are the sciences that support medicine and research and help us understand the ways in which to prevent and treat disease.

We’re ranked top 10 in the UK for Biomedical Sciences by the National Student Survey 2022.

Our course curriculum is shaped by the work of our world-leading researchers to make sure you’re learning the latest advances.

This course also allows you to spend a year working in industry, for example, in a commercial laboratory. This allows you to gain real-world skills and improve your CV. It also presents you with the opportunity to network and build relationships. These are all things that could have a positive impact on your career upon graduating from university. 

You will benefit from the flexibility that our course offers. You have the opportunity to pick modules that interest you. You can also transfer to a different life sciences degree, such as neuroscience, pharmacology or physiology, if you choose the relevant modules.

The first two years of the biomedical sciences degree will cover core concepts such as:

  • genetics
  • cell biology
  • biological organisation
  • molecular mechanisms and processes

You will develop your practical skills, such as laboratory skills, data analysis, and experiment design. This will prepare you for designing and carrying out projects later in your course.

In levels three and four, you’ll focus on more detailed aspects of biomedical science. You’ll also carry out a semester long research project based around one chosen area of the current world-class research in Life Sciences.

The year in industry will occur between levels three and four. We will support you to find a suitable placement, however if a placement is not found, you will have the opportunity to transfer to the standard four year course.

Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences courses

Professional accreditation

Royal Society of Biology

This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.


Top 10 in UK for Biomedical Sciences (non-specific)

National Student Survey 2022

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