Biomedical Science with a Year Abroad
UCAS Code: B901
Thinking about Biomedical Science? Our students Sally, Kate, Emily and Rachel provide a whistle-stop tour of the department.
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|About the course||
Our degree programme is based around a mixture of compulsory modules covering the subjects that every biomedical scientist needs to know, and options that allow you to focus on the subjects that interest you most. On the Year Abroad course, you'll spend your third year studying biomedical science at a top institution in another part of the world. You'll have the freedom within your overseas programme to study subjects outside biology and you'll pay reduced fees for the year you're abroad.
The first and second years of the degree covers the basic concepts and skills that biomedicine is based on, including cell and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, anatomy, developmental biology, neuroscience and systems biology. As you progress in the degree, you'll do more laboratory work, including human anatomical dissection classes in second year.
In your third year you will study at a foreign partner university selected at the beginning of year 2. We have partnerships worldwide so you can study in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, the USA, Singapore or Korea. You will have freedom to select from the biomedical science related classes offered by your host university (subject to local restrictions) as well as an opportunity to take other courses, experience the culture of their host country and travel. Your place at another university isn't guaranteed – it’s your responsibility to secure one but we’ll do everything we can to help.
On your return your fourth year will closely mirror the third year of students on the standard Biomedical Science degree. You will be able to choose one of four specialist routes and complete a 12-week research project, which can be based inside or outside the lab.
Throughout the degree, you will have lectures on the latest developments in biomedical research, and tutorials to help you develop literature searching, analysis, communication and teamwork skills. You'll write reports and present your findings as you become an independent, critical thinker. This helps to give you lots of skills that you can put on your CV, which employers within and beyond science are looking for.
Read more about this course on the University of Sheffield's webpages for undergraduate students:
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Below are some examples of topics covered in this degree from the current academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course.
Students also complete a project in fourth year, which can be based inside or outside the lab. Lab-based projects are on a topic from your chosen specialism. Examples of projects outside the lab include:
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.