Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years (plus 1 year optional placement)

Part time: part-time study is possible




Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


The BSc (Honours) degree in Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. The degree studies how the human body works and you’ll discover how our growing knowledge is helping scientists and clinicians to understand, detect, manage, and treat diseases.

The knowledge you’ll acquire during the degree will prepare you for a broad range of scientific careers. The degree is well suited to supporting career progression within the NHS, such as a Biomedical Scientist. The course also is a strong starting point for careers in clinical, research or medical areas, and for entering scientific roles in various industries. The academics are expert researchers in varying subjects linked to bio-medicine,like molecular drug delivery systems.

Our strong links with employers such as the Oxford hospitals and bioscience companies enhances your learning and prepares you for employment after graduation. If you choose to study with a sandwich year, you will be supported seeking a placement in a bioscience company, research laboratory or in an IBMS-accredited hospital training lab.

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology).

If you do not have a background in science we encourage you to consider our Life Sciences foundation year taught at Abingdon and Witney College.