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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science*

Biomedical Science*

UCAS code: BS21

Year of entry: 2022

UCAS Tariff: 112

Duration: 3 YRS (FT) 6 YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course has been designed to provide a rich and dynamic student experience, achieved through partnership between Wrexham Glyndwr University and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales Clinical Research Centre (NWCRC). Students will benefit from teaching delivered by academics from both the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology and the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences within the university, in addition to modules led and delivered by healthcare professionals from the North Wales Clinical Research Centre. This ensures that teaching is relevant and fit-for-purpose for tomorrow’s Biomedical Scientists. Academics contributing to the course have expertise ranging from the physical and natural sciences (chemistry and biology) through to healthcare sciences. The programme is ideally suited to individuals seeking to study and practice at graduate professional level within the biomedical sciences and healthcare sector.


This course:

  • has been carefully aligned with the requirements of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the Professional Body that accredits the course.
  • offers a flexible programme with named routes to cater for the learning and personal/professional development needs of students wishing to work within a biomedical, clinical and healthcare perspective.
  • is taught by a highly experienced team of Biomedical Scientists, clinicians, clinical scientists, academics, and other healthcare professionals with a range of subject and research expertise.
  • allows students to develop their research skills, explore specialist areas, and complete an independent research project.


Students will:

  • study at the Wrexham campus and undertake work within the BCUHB North Wales Clinical Research Centre, based at Wrexham opposite the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
  • develop knowledge, while analytical skills will be improved by undertaking laboratory based investigations employing biomedical methodology.
  • undertake a five week block of laboratory based work at NWCRC, engaging with researchers and Biomedical Scientists. Additionally, some research projects in both the second and final year of the course may be conducted at the NWCRC.
  • after graduating from this course, be thoroughly grounded in ethical and reflective practice, and have a sound subject specific and research knowledge base. 


*subject to validation and accreditation

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