Biomedical science is the starting point for the medical breakthroughs that help people live longer, healthier lives. If you’re driven by the desire to use science to advance knowledge and understanding, studying this course could set you on a path towards making important contributions to scientific discoveries.
The first two years cover a broad interdisciplinary curriculum that encompass core modules of biomedical science and professional and academic skills designed to aid your learning journey in preparation for a bespoke third year. In Year Three the MSci programme offers research skills-focused modules and a choice of relevant subject specific pathways.
Practical from the outset, over the first three years, you’ll build experience in essential lab techniques in our modern teaching and research laboratories and study body systems both in class and hands-on in our dedicated dissection room and our museum of human disease.
The substantial final-year research project running the length of the academic year provides excellent preparation for further research training, and higher education degrees such as a PhD and working across the biomedical sector and beyond. The programme will equip you with wide-ranging research competencies such as:
- critical thinking
- complex problem-solving
- project management
- data analysis
- scientific communication
Additionally, you will put into practice and enhance your abilities to collaborate and lead. Altogether, these are valuable transferable skills that are highly desirable for employers.
Whilst studying on the programme, Biomedical Science MSci students can attend St George’s the annual careers fair, summer careers festival, drop-in careers clinics or book individual appointments with the university’s Careers Consultants. Additional support is available from the Academic lead for Biomedical Science Employability and there are numerous resources embedded within the curriculum to help you explore your options, plan your experience and develop your professional goals.
You can gain valuable work experience with opportunities to undertake short, or long-term placements. These include summer internships in academia and industry. There is also an opportunity to improve your employability further by undertaking a Professional Training Year (PTY) between your second and third years of study; St George’s has excellent industry links and previous students have worked in commercial organisations and on academic placements in both the UK and Europe including GSK, MSD, Pfizer, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Imperial College Division of Psychiatry, Institute of Cancer Research, King’s College London Department of Women and Children’s Health and University of Barcelona and University of Granada in Spain and Radboud University in the Netherlands.