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Biomedical Sciences vs Biomedical Science Degree?

hi ya'll, im currently looking into biomedical courses and noticed a difference between biomedical sciences and biomedical science (notice the 's' at the end there) in terms of alevel grade requirements.

'sciences' usually required somewhere between an AAA-ABB while i've found that 'science' usually requires anywhere from AAB-CCC. So what's the difference that makes the grade requirements differ so much? do you learn different things or able to get into different jobs? Thanks:smile:)
Original post by beewwiii
hi ya'll, im currently looking into biomedical courses and noticed a difference between biomedical sciences and biomedical science (notice the 's' at the end there) in terms of alevel grade requirements.
'sciences' usually required somewhere between an AAA-ABB while i've found that 'science' usually requires anywhere from AAB-CCC. So what's the difference that makes the grade requirements differ so much? do you learn different things or able to get into different jobs? Thanks:smile:)

The way I understand it, is that biomedical sciences is broader, hence the potentially higher grade requirements as it involves a variety of studies across the biological sciences and is less clinical in focus. Biomedical sciences courses are rarely IBMS accredited- IBMS accreditations can be used to work in the NHS as biomedical scientists. Without an IBMS accreditation extra modules after uni may be required.

Biomedical science on the other hand is often IBMS accredited and can lead to NHS work. It is more clinical in focus.

Took this info from the ucas site

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Hi
If you want to study Biomedical Sciences to get a job in a NHS lab, please look the Healthcare Sciences course at Bradford. It’s an excellent course with the opportunity to to a work placement in Year 3 at a NHS lab. Highly recommended.
Hey there,

I believe these two degrees you are referring to are very similar and the different grade requirements are based off the university. But read through the course outlines as every uni differs in terms of degree structure and you may have preferences in this sense.
Something that’s really important if considering biomedical science is to ensure that the uni you study at is accredited, such as courses at ARU are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, which can enhance the degree’s recognition and value in the job market.
There are many job opportunities in biomedical science such as within the healthcare, research and industry sectors.
Earning a Biomedical Science degree can serve as a pathway to advanced studies, like Ph.D. or MSc programs, providing access to more specialised career opportunities.
The ARU degree program provides placement years and internship options, contributing significantly to employability through hands-on practical experience.

Hope this helps and let us know if you have any questions!

Simran :smile:

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