BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences

Do you want a challenging career and the chance to really make a difference? Advances in healthcare and science have led to exciting opportunities in this sector.

Our BSc in Medical Sciences, developed in partnership with Cardiff School of Medicine, forms part of the graduate feeder scheme to medicine at Cardiff University for our high achieving students. It will also provide you with the skills and practical experience needed to progress towards a rewarding career in medical science should you decide you don’t want to practice medicine.

The subjects taught on this degree range from anatomy and physiology to health policy, all of which are reinforced by practical modules, clinical training and valuable research experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake work placements with local health boards.

This course is recognised by the Royal Society of Biology, which ensures that graduates automatically fulfil the educational requirements for Associate Membership (AMRSB) of the Royal Society.This is the professional body for biologists, so you can rest assured that this course provides the ideal preparation for a career in the field of human biology.

What you will study


Year One

  • Cellular Biology
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • Experimental Design and Data Manipulation in Life Sciences
  • Health and the Human Lifespan Recommended
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice

Year Two

  • Introduction to Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Endocrinology, Metabolism & Homeostasis
  • Cardio-respiratory Physiology
  • Nutrition and the Alimentary System
  • Developing Skills in Clinical Practice

Year Three

  • Project or Human Structure (human cadaver dissection with Cardiff University School of Medicine)
  • Clinical Biochemistry...
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UCAS is the UK's Universities and Colleges Administration System.

If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.

Entry Requirements

300 UCAS tariff points from three A levels (to include Biology at grade B) and exclude General Studies.

A total of five GCSEs to include three at grade C and a minimum grade B in Maths and English Language.

We also accept Science Access to Higher Education qualifications, you will need to Pass with 18 Level 3 credits achieved from science units awarded at Distinction.

An interview is required; plus completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (additional costs apply) and proof of EU Nationality or indefinite right to remain within the UK.

EU applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

Applications welcome from individuals with a proven professional track record in any career path, and now wish to pursue a career in medicine. Contact Enquiries & Admissions to discuss further.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU fees for full-time study

The fee for this course in 2015 is £9,000

To find out what fee you will actually pay, please visit our money website.


To find international fees, visit our international website.


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017



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