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Years of Entry
2023 2024
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Study Mode
Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Experts trained in biomedical science have recently discovered, designed and developed novel lateral flow tests and vaccines to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Our Biomedical Science degree will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to join these experts and contribute to the future of scientific testing and study of disease.

The Student Contract

About this course

On this course, you’ll gain a solid understanding of how the human body works, studying the molecular, cellular and organ-level processes that take place. You’ll also learn about the pathological changes that occur in disease and compounds that can be measured to aid diagnosis, as well as some of the latest technologies being applied by biomedical scientists to improve diagnoses and treatments.

In your final year you’ll carry out your own research project and look at how research can be applied to commercial settings.

Practical aspects of laboratory diagnosis and treatment are fundamental to the course. You’ll study the mechanisms underlying disease and how to apply this understanding to diagnosis and treatment while developing the practical laboratory skills needed to pursue a biomedical science career in a range of disciplines.

You’ll learn and practise these essential practical skills through teaching sessions in our new purpose-built laboratory facilities using specialist scientific equipment. Alongside laboratory training, you’ll also consider the variety of computer techniques involved in bioinformatics and how they are applied across the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

You’ll be taught by research-active academics and be able to conduct research alongside these biomedical science experts as part of your degree.

Why study with us?

  • High levels of practical content and assessment to help prepare you for your career
  • Research-informed teaching delivered by academics with experience and expertise in biomedical science
  • Develop key laboratory skills in purpose-built facilities
  • This programme has been designed based on the QAA subject benchmarking for Biomedical Sciences, covering the key areas required by professional bodies in this subject area

Course Modules

Year 1

During your first year, you will study four core modules.

Biomedical Science Skills (core) Cell Biology and Microbiology (core) Systems Physiology (core) Molecular Biochemistry (core)

Year 2

During your second year, you will study four core modules.

Professional Biomedical Practice (core) Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (core) Molecular Medicine (core) Haematology and Transfusion Science (core)

During your third year, you will study four core modules.

Chemical and Cellular Pathology (core) Integrated Pathobiology (core) Research Project (core) Bioentrepreneurship (core)

Professional work placements

Experience matters. That's why we include professional work placements with every undergraduate degree.

How does it work?

Careers and Placements will work with you to find your perfect placement or help you arrange your own, whether that's in Leeds, another part of the UK or even abroad. You will be able to take part in a series of workshops, events and live ‘employer challenges’ to boost your confidence and prepare you for your placement.

During your placement, you will have an opportunity to gain degree-relevant work experience, build your knowledge of career sectors and secure valuable employer references and industry contacts. This experience will help you to shape your career decisions and find the right path for you.

Your academic teaching and learning are fully integrated with relevant work placement activities and opportunities, helping you gain suitable work experience and prepare you for your career after graduation.

Placement opportunities may be in a range of settings including hospital laboratories, private diagnostics laboratories, public health, bioinformatics, scientific publishing or within schools or other education settings.

To find out how we can help you make your career ambitions a reality, visit:

Professional Work Placements

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

Programme delivery

Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.

Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:

  1. Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
  2.  Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
  3. Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.

Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.


A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

Information about the large range of qualifications we accept, including A-Levels, BTECs and T Levels, can be found on our entry requirements page. If you need additional advice or are taking qualifications that are not covered in the information supplied, please contact our Admissions Office.

Entry requirements for this course:
UCAS tariff112-136
GCSE requirementsEnglish Language, Maths and Science at grade C or 4 or higher

Additional entry requirements

You will also need any one of the following:

  • A Level in Biology or Chemistry at grade B or higher.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science, Diploma, Subsidiary Diploma or Extended Certificate in Applied Science accepted in combination with other qualifications.
  • Access course either in a science subject or a wider health-related subject if it includes a minimum of 12 credits at Distinction grade in Biology or Chemistry.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) – standard tariff but with a minimum of H6 in Biology or Chemistry. 

Minimum English Language entry requirements: For non-native speakers who have not been educated in the UK (or who do not have GCSE English Language)  an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in reading, listening, speaking and writing is required.   

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

Fees and finance


UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2023/2024.

Part-time tuition fees will be prorated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying.

Depending on government policy, tuition fees may change in future years.

Tuition fees for 2024/25 entry will be set in summer 2023.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

Additional costs

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

Although the main UCAS deadline has passed for 2023 entry, you can still apply until 30 June if you haven’t applied yet or haven’t used all five choices on UCAS. After this date, all applications will go through Clearing.

Alternatively, if you’ve used all your five choices, but received no offers or declined your offers, you may be eligible to add another choice through UCAS Extra. UCAS will send you information on UCAS Extra if you’re eligible.

UCAS Extra opened on Thursday 23 February 2023 and closes on Tuesday 4 July 2023.

Applications are not yet open for courses starting in September 2024. You can register and start your application for 2024 from 16 May 2023, although you cannot submit it until later in the year. The UCAS application deadline for courses starting in September 2024 is 31 January 2024

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

Graduate opportunities

Providing you with the opportunity to develop the professional skills and experience you need to launch your career is at the heart of everything we do at Leeds Trinity University.

Our Biomedical Science degree aims to prepare you for work as a laboratory or non-laboratory-based scientist across the public, private and voluntary sectors. You could pursue a biomedical science role in the NHS, in hospital laboratories or research positions, but opportunities also exist in the veterinary, industrial and food industries, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology sector or in public health.

Other career routes may include scientific writing, scientific intellectual property, science-specific sales and marketing, education or teaching. You could also consider postgraduate academic research or further study in an area that you find of interest.

After you graduate, Careers and Placements will help you as you pursue your chosen career through our mentoring scheme, support with CV and interview preparation and access to graduate employability events.

To find out how we can help you make your career ambitions a reality, visit: