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.

Biomedical science lecturer in action

The Biomedical Science BSc is subject to re-accreditation by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). 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.

Careers support

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.

Medical careers

If you want to pursue a medical career, we offer two routes to progress to medicine on completion of your Biomedical Science Degree.

Read more about the options on our transfer to medicine page.

Postgraduate study

Opportunities also exist to study Biomedical Science at postgraduate level here at St George’s.

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