Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 17.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jun 30, 2023
200 place StudyQA ranking:9599 Duration:36 months You need IELTS certificate

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This course is designed to give students marketable skills in the medically-related biological sciences. It has proved to be an extremely popular programme for students who are keen to apply cellular and molecular research techniques to the understanding and treatment of human diseases such as cancer and arthritis and areas such as ophthalmology, cardiology and gastroenterology.

You will gain a thorough grounding in the core subjects essential to understanding the basis of human disease throughout your degree. These core elements are then complemented with a choice of advanced units which allow you to extend your knowledge in areas such as microbiology, cell, molecular or developmental biology.

In both the second and third years you also have 20 credits of free choice which allows you to select from a huge range of units offered by BIO and other schools within the University.


The School of Biological Sciences lies at the centre of a great expansion in Biomedical Sciences occurring in East Anglia, and strong links exist between BIO and the new School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice as well as the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Biomedicine is an active and advancing area of research within the School ensuring the relevance and up-to-date content of our degree course. Leading researchers carry out much of the teaching, while clinical aspects of the course are taught by consultants from the Hospital. Furthermore, a new £17 million Biomedical Research Centre is currently under construction on a site adjacent to the BIO building and direct links between the School and the Centre will further facilitate and improve the breadth and quality of biomedical teaching at the UEA.

UEA offers a large array of amenities to facilitate your studies in Biomedicine. These include a 24-hour IT facility, spacious, well-equipped teaching laboratories, an impressive library which also offers access to a huge array of e-journals over the internet, and well-appointed, comfortable lecture theatres and seminar rooms. The School of Biological Sciences is developing e-learning and online student support, however, we also feel that it is important that students maintain personal contact with their lecturers and tutors, and we assign every student a personal adviser. Our students receive a high level of pastoral care within the School, and the University as a whole operates a well-resourced student welfare and support system.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June 30 Tuition fee
  • EUR 10560 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 17480 Year (Non-EEA)

UK/EU £9,000; International £14,900

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Example Course Modules

Year 1 compulsory

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Biomedicine
  • Chemistry and Physics for Biologists
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Maths and Statistics for Biologists
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Patients, Medicine and Health.

Year 2 compulsory

  • Human Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Investigation of Human Disease
  • Microbiology.

Year 3 compulsory

  • Research Project or Analyses in Biology
  • Biomedicine

Year 3 optional

  • Cancer Biology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Molecular and Cellular Principles of Development
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology and Mechanisms of Disease
  • Evolution of Health and Disease
  • Molecular Enzymology
  • Cellular Signalling
  • Genomes, Genes and Genomics
  • Science Communication.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 78

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  • A Level: ABB including Biology, Chemistry to a minimum AS Level grade B
  • International Baccalaureate: 32 points with 3 HL Subjects at grade 5 including Biology AND SL Chemistry Grade 5.
  • Scottish Highers: AABBB including Biology and Chemistry.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB including Biology and Chemistry. Other Advanced Higher level science would confer an advantage.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB at higher level including Biology,Chemistry and one other science subject.
  • Access Course: See below
  • HND: Please contact university for further information
  • European Baccalaureate: 75% overall, including 7.5 in Biology and Chemistry.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
  • PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.


The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

A Level Biology required, Chemistry to a minimum AS Level grade B, GCSE Maths grade B.


The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Biology and 6 Level 3 credits in Chemistry.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have Mathematics at Grade B or above and English Language at minimum of Grade C at GCSE Level.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.


The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

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