Biomedical science continues to provide a wide range of career opportunities both in the UK and overseas. You may choose to undertake research within a medical or biomedical science discipline or opt for clinical diagnostic laboratory work, forensic medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, clinical trials co-ordination, biomedical product marketing or technology transfer and product licensing.
The Biomedical Science BSc is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. This ensures that the academic content of the course meets the standards of proficiency for the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC regulates standards for a variety of health professions, including that of Biomedical Scientist. Registration with the HCPC requires additional postgraduate experience in an appropriate lab environment.
Biomedical Science students are supported in their career and professional development throughout their time at St George's.
There is a careers programme in place for each year group, which includes workshops on topics such as CV writing and interview skills. Students are able to book a 1:1 appointment with the St George's Careers Consultant to discuss all aspects of careers and employability. This might include investigating options and making career decisions, gaining advice and guidance on where to look for jobs, CV and application checking or booking in for a practice interview.
Students can access online career resources and information as well as jobs and volunteer opportunities on the virtual learning environment. There is a named Course Career Liaison tutor on hand to support Biomedical Science students during their time at St George's. Students also have the opportunity to make appointments with their personal tutor to discuss future options.
If you want to pursue a medical career, we offer two routes to progress to medicine on completion of your Biomedical Science Degree.
Entry to second year of Medicine MBBS (Graduate Entry)
Biomedical science students are able to apply at the end of their second year as a new entrant to the second year (transition) of Medicine MBBS (Graduate Entry). Offers to interview will be presented to you if you have a predicted first class or 2.1 degree honours. Students are required to graduate from Biomedical Science before they transition to Medicine.
Normal graduate entry to Medicine MBBS (Graduate Entry)
Biomedical Science graduates after completion of their degree, or graduates in any discipline, can apply to study Medicine MBBS4 (Graduate Entry) at St George's or elsewhere in order to pursue a medical career.
Last Updated: Friday, 10 October 2014 15:38