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Three years, full-time

Application Deadline

25 January 2023


St George's. University of London


B940, institution code S49

Start dates

September 2023

Apply via UCAS


This Biomedical Sciences degree provides a fascinating insight into the biological science behind health, disease and development of medical therapies. It covers a diverse range of subjects, starting with fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and genetics, progressing to the investigation of the disease process, including research, diagnosis and treatment.

Equipping you with broad-based scientific knowledge and practical laboratory skills, you’ll have a wide range of career options on graduation. You could work in biomedical research, science policy or regulation, or choose to specialise in areas such as forensic medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, technology transfer and licensing, clinical trials or biomedical product marketing. 

St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. We share our site with a major London teaching hospital which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. You’ll study with like-minded individuals, mixing with many different biomedical science and healthcare professionals and students.

Please note: The clinical transfer scheme will no longer be available to students entering the course from 2023/24 onwards.


  • Develop a solid understanding of human health and disease, informed by the latest research, equipping you with in-depth scientific knowledge, critical analysis, practical laboratory and transferrable employability skills.
  • Opportunity for a Professional Training Year within a related biomedical sector, such as industry, research, government or the NHS: previous placements have included GSK, Pfizer, MSD, HPA Colindale, Novartis (GSK) and Public Health England, as well as St George’s Clinical Research Facility and Image Resource Facility.
  • Option to transfer to Year 3 of our four-year Biomedical Science MSci at the end of your second year, subject to academic achievement and available places.
  • Focus your learning in Year 3 by choosing one of our tailored scientific pathways, graduating in one of several specialisms. Currently, these include Biomedical Science with: Anatomy; Cell and Molecular Biology; Genomics; Global Health; Global Health Humanities; Immunity and Infection; Medical Ethics and Law; Physiology and Pharmacology; Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
  • As well as a wide range of employment in the biomedical sector, the transferrable skills you will gain on this degree allow you to consider wider careers options such as law, finance and teaching.
  • Cutting-edge facilities include specialist laboratories, a Museum of Human Disease and anatomy and dissection rooms, which enable you to gain scientific skills and techniques applicable to your course and future study and employment.
  • St George’s is the only UK university based on a hospital site and as a specialist science and health university, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded individuals – our expertise and learning focuses on science, medicine and healthcare students and staff to build your multidisciplinary understanding and context.

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Course info

Biomedical science provides the foundation for the understanding of human health and disease. This drives breakthroughs in the development of new technologies and treatments in everything from Covid-19 to cancer, diabetes to heart disease, bone strength to brain development and much more. 

Biomedical science is the starting point for the scientific and medical breakthroughs that help people live longer, healthier lives. From preventative lifestyle and medical know-how, to the discovery of new therapies - from drugs to vaccines to surgery - and new biotechnological inventions such as gene editing, tissue engineering, cell-based therapies and personalised medicine, biomedical science is key to continuous improvement in our understanding and treatment of health and disease.

If you have a passion for science and want to strengthen your knowledge and comprehension of the body and its biological processes, our broad interdisciplinary curriculum covers anatomy, cell and molecular biology, immunology, infection, genetics, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and reproduction. You'll also gain invaluable transferrable skills in communications, problem solving, team work, planning and organisation and more, which are of fundamental importance to employers.

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A wide range of optional modules

In your final year, you can specialise and tailor your studies choosing from nine optional specialist pathways delivered in 3 modules of 15-30 credits, each of which covers a different but interlinked topic of your chosen specialism.  This specialisation is reflected in your degree title: you will graduate with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science with Specialism (e.g. Biomedical Science with Anatomy).

We offer the opportunity to transfer into Year 3 of our four-year Biomedical Science MSci.

Study in modern laboratories

Practical from the outset, you’ll develop 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. You’ll relate your learning to everyday living through real-life disease and treatment case studies, research and access to our unique on-site collection of over 2,000 pathological specimens.

These skills and knowledge will help you to tackle your final-year Research Project. This is a 45-credit hands-on project undertaken alongside our professional research teams and supervised by one of our expert academics; it is your opportunity to engage with real-life biomedical research, addressing important scientific questions in one of many disciplines on offer. 

Meet our world-class research institutes

St George’s is home to world-class research institutes – Molecular and Clinical Sciences, Population Health, Medical and Biomedical Education and Infection and Immunity – giving you access to the latest scientific and clinical research projects. Research experts based within our institutes also deliver teaching and offer the opportunity to work with them during the final-year research project.

Placements and internships

You can gain valuable work experience, with opportunities to undertake work shadowing, summer placements and apply for summer internships in industry and academia. You can also opt to take a Professional Training Year (PTY) after your second year; previous students have worked with the likes of GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer in the commercial world, as well as in academic placements in the UK and Europe.

“Biomedical scientists can specialise in one of 11 different areas and therefore have a huge amount of choice when it comes to settling down into a career. It’s great if you’re still unsure what you want to do with your degree because you gain so many new skills and experiences which open up numerous doors.”

- Hafsa

Biomedical Science BSc

“I urge anyone thinking about studying biomedical science at St George’s to just do it! You won’t find a course like it in the UK. On top of being highly scientific, it also offers a great deal of clinical knowledge that makes you a stand-out candidate for any job or course you apply for.”

- Stanislav

Biomedical Science MSci (2017 Graduate – Currently a PHD student at St George's)

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Fees and funding

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Home (UK) tuition fees


Academic year UK (per academic year)  Total fee
2023/24 £9,250 £27,750

Tuition fees for Home (UK) students are determined by UK government policy. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and subject to maximum regulated fee rates set by the government.

Placement year and Erasmus fees



Biomedical Science BSc


Turing and Study Abroad


For more information, see our fees and funding pages.

International (including EU) tuition fees


Academic year International (per academic year) Total fee
2022/23 £19,250 £57,750
2023/24 £20,250 £60,750

Tuition fees for international students are set by St George’s, University of London. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X). They will not normally increase by more than 5 per cent each year, except when the rate of inflation is significantly more than that projected in the preceding year.

Placement year and Erasmus fees




Biomedical Science BSc



Turing and Study Abroad



For more information, see our fees and funding pages and read the UK government information about fees and funding.

Additional costs

The table below highlights the additional course-specific costs related to this degree. Visit the additional course-related costs page for more information on general costs to consider alongside your studies.

Additional cost Description
Lab coat and dissection room coat

£20 (Available for purchase in the SU shop)

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Students who decide to undertake a Professional Training Year in a clinical setting will be required to pay for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

DBS - £40

Post office verification - £6

Administration fee - £9

Clubs, Societies and Community Projects at St George's

Visit the Students' Union website

Entry Criteria: 2023 Entry

To be eligible for the Biomedical Science BSc programme, you must meet the requirements outlined under Entry Qualifications, Other Academic Requirements, and Non-academic Requirements below.

Entry Qualifications

With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

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A Levels

If you are applying on the basis of A Levels, you must meet both the A Level and GCSE requirements below.




Including Biology and Chemistry

Contextual admissions

At St George’s, we want to attract students who share our mission to improve the health of society, regardless of their background. That’s why our Contextual Admissions schemes take into consideration additional information from your application, like the school you attended or the area you live in or if you have been in care, to make the admissions process fairer. Further details on Contextual Admissions are available here.

Additional information

Resits may be considered.



Five subjects graded 6 (B) or above


Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Additional information

We accept resits of GCSEs. We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Skills instead of GCSEs.

International Baccalaureate

If you are applying on the basis of International Baccalaureate, you need to meet both our Higher Level and Standard Level requirements, as outlined below.


Full Award Diploma


Overall score of 32


15 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 5 in Biology and Chemistry.

At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 6 (B) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. For Maths, we accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations. For English, we accept A (language & literature) or B (language).

Access Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of an Access Diploma, you must meet both the Access Diploma and GCSE requirements below.


Full award diploma (Medicine and Medical Biosciences OR Biomedical Sciences)


60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded)


27 credits at Distinction and 18 credits at Merit.

Additional information

Any additional level 3 credits outside of the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted. The course should be QAA recognised.



Two subjects graded 6 (B) or above


English Language and Maths

Additional information

We accept resits of GCSEs. We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Skills instead of GCSEs.

Other UK Qualifications

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of a Cambridge Pre-U Diploma, you must meet both the Diploma and GCSE requirements below.

M2, M2, M2

Three principal subjects to include Biology and Chemistry.

Five GCSEs at grade 6 (B) or above. Subjects must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Scottish Highers

If you are applying on the basis of Scottish Highers, you must meet the Highers, Advanced Highers and National 5 requirements below.

Highers: BBB including Chemistry and Biology

Advanced Highers: BB including Chemistry and Biology

English Language and Maths National 5 at grade B

International Qualifications

We welcome applications from applicants around the world. For information on the requirements for your country, please visit our International Qualifications page.

Other Academic Requirements

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English Language

If you are applying from outside of the UK, you will need to meet the English language requirements outlined here.This is a group 2 course.

Non-academic Requirements

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Personal Statement

We look for able students who have a strong interest in their chosen subject. Your success in Biomedical science will be underpinned by a good understanding of biology and a thorough knowledge of the principles of chemistry.

As a guide, your personal statement should include:

  • What in particular interests you about biomedical science.
  • The extra activities you may have undertaken to support this interest. Any participation in extra-curricular activities relating to science may be beneficial to your application.

Biomedical Science BSc is a modular three-year degree covering the range of biological science disciplines that underpin our understanding of human health and disease. The degree emphasises fundamental and applied research that contributes to our understanding of how the human body functions and how this knowledge can be applied to improve health outcomes. It combines academic study and practical skills training in our specialist facilities, with the option for additional professional experience.

Years 1 and 2

In Years 1 and 2 of the course, all modules are compulsory. During these years, you build a solid knowledge and understanding of cellular, molecular and medical sciences, including normal functioning of the human body, as well as disease processes and the therapies used to treat diseases. You will gain insight and learn to appreciate the various scientific methods used in biomedical research, for example molecular and cellular biology techniques, including nucleic acid and protein analysis, cellular and tissue microscopy and analysis and anatomical dissection. We will consider how these techniques are applicable to advancing scientific knowledge, disease diagnosis and therapy.

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Year 1 modules

  • Personal and Academic Skills 1 and 2

  • Fundamentals of Pathology 1

  • Anatomy 1

  • Fundamentals of the Living Cell 1

  • Physiology 1

  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Physiology

Year 2 modules

  • Genomics

  • Personal and Academic Skills 3 and 4

  • Anatomy 2

  • Physiology 2

  • Molecular Basis of Disease

  • Microbiology and Immunology


You have the opportunity to apply to undertake a Professional Training Year between Years 2 and 3 of the course on a placement in industry, academia, the NHS or international placements, both paid and unpaid options with means-tested loans available for Home students.

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Professional Training Year

The aim of the placement year is to increase your employability by giving you professional experience and improving your skills in the environment of a relevant industry. You’ll build a portfolio of professional and scientific skills and competencies to the standard expected by professional organisations. You will gain experience of working as part of a team, demonstrating professional behaviour and developing professional and transferrable skills. All students completing this year are provided with an awarded graded certificate of their achievement.

On placement, you are supervised by experienced scientists, clinicians and trained mentors. You receive the support as needed with at least two visits during placement, either by your personal tutor or another member of academic staff involved in running the placement. Potential placements include*:

  • UK placements: HPA Colindale, Novartis, GSK, Pfizer, MSD, PHE Didcot (toxicology), Public Health, St George’s NHS Trust, Audit work, Clinical Research Facility, St George’s, Imaging Research Centre, St George’s.

  • Academic placements: The Francis Crick Institute, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

  • Erasmus placements: University of Barcelona and University of Granada in Spain; Radboud University and Leiden University in the Netherlands, and the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

*This list is subject to change and should be used as a guide of where students may be able to go.

Year 3

In the final year, you will develop your knowledge in-depth on one of nine different pathways, choosing and graduating with a named pathway degree. You will undertake a comprehensive research project under supervision on subjects as diverse as disease-causing infectious organisms and drug discovery screening in zebrafish embryos, to mention just some of those chosen by previous students.

Each Biomedical Science ‘with’ pathway comprises a group of closely-related taught modules. Your research project can be in a related discipline or you might choose to explore different areas.

You will choose a pathway in a specific subject area for your Year 3 studies in Year 2.

* Pathways/Modules listed here are indicative and the actual modules available when you enrol/choose your pathway may vary.


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BSc Biomedical Science with Anatomy

  • Development and Disease

  • Images of Anatomy

  • Clinically Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy

BSc Biomedical Science with Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Biology of Cancer

  • Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Genes and Gene Expression in Eukaryotic Cells

BSc Biomedical Science with Genomics

  • Clinical Application of Genomics in Rare Diseases and Cancer

  • Human Medical Genetics

  • Personalised Medicine

BSc Biomedical Science with Global Health

  • Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine

  • Global Health Diseases

  • Global Health and Comparative Health Systems

BSc Biomedical Science with Global Health Humanities

  • Global Health Ethics and Law

  • Culture and Mental Health

  • Global Health Humanities

  • Humanitarian Action and Ethics

BSc Biomedical Science with Infection and Immunity

  • Medical Microbiology

  • Immunity and Infection

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases

BSc Biomedical Science with Medical Ethics and Law

  • Future of Medicine Ethics and Neuroethics

  • Research Ethics and Clinical Ethics

  • Medical Ethics and Law

BSc Biomedical Science with Physiology and Pharmacology

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases

  • Science of Reproduction

  • Pharmacology and Physiology of Drugs of Abuse

Biomedical Science with Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

  • Clinical Neuroscience

  • Psychology and Psychiatry of the Mind

  • Neuroscience of Sensation and Perception

Transfer options

Biomedical Science MSci

At the end of Year 2, you have the option to transfer to Year 3 of the four-year MSci pathway, subject to available places and academic achievement (60%) by the end of Year 2 (Year 1 counts for a third of your marks, Year 2 two-thirds). 

Biomedical science will give you a solid scientific grounding that prepares you for a wide range of careers in the biomedical sector or beyond, including research, industry, medicine/healthcare, education and more.

Practical sessions in our specialist labs will give you hands-on experience of using scientific instrumentation, developing the lab techniques required for research and scientific investigation. You’ll put theory into practice conducting research and experiments from scratch – whether you are manipulating live embryos, working with the specimens in our extensive pathology museum or contextualising your study of anatomy through experience in the dissection room.

You’ll progress from basic competence in laboratory skills in Year 1 to the use of more sophisticated techniques and, by the time you graduate, the ability to confidently plan experiments and interpret the data obtained from them. You’ll also gain a range of valuable interpersonal, academic and transferrable skills include communications, data handling, group working, note taking, presentation and problem-solving exercises.

Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods, including: lectures and laboratory practical sessions; tutorials including scenario-based learning; self-directed learning; and computer-assisted learning. There is a gradual change in emphasis over the three or four years of your degree, from large group lectures, delivering core knowledge and concepts, to smaller lecture groups for specialist knowledge. Tutorials, self-directed learning, practical sessions and in-course assessments further promote knowledge and understanding.

One of the many benefits of studying at St George’s is the opportunity to study in the same environment as other healthcare-related courses, allowing cross-disciplinary contacts to be made with students and staff.

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Our expertise

You’ll be taught by experienced staff with ‘bench to bedside’ research expertise – from the earliest phase of basic discovery to the development of new diagnostics, treatment protocols and approaches to healthcare delivery and preventive medicine.

Our award-winning faculty have scooped several prestigious prizes including the BPS Student Choice Award for Excellence in Pharmacology Teaching; the BPS Outstanding Young Investigator Award; Mentor of the Year at the  Women of the Future Awards; the Royal College of General Practitioners Research Paper of the Year Award; and an International Award for Publishing Excellence from The Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM).

You’ll have access to seminars and events delivered by our four renowned Research Institutes and the chance to work alongside our researchers in your final-year project or through a four-week mini project. In the past, as an example, students have worked on animal models of congenital disease and investigated the efficacy of cancer drug treatments.

Our strong links with industry and the relevant professional bodies, including the Royal Society Life Sciences and British Pharmacological Society (BPS), facilitate opportunities to attend professional conferences, as well as apply for prizes and travel fellowships. Past guest speakers and visiting lecturers have included an ex-army conflict and catastrophe specialist, ethics experts from clinical trials and researchers from the Francis Crick Institute and Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

Assessment methods

We use a range of assessment techniques, chosen to match the competencies being learned and tested within each module. Progress is judged by a mixture of in-course assessment and written exams; each year’s marks contribute towards your final degree classification. Methods include: short and long answer questions; single best answer questions; calculation and data analysis problems; essay questions; objective structured practical examinations where you demonstrate knowledge of structure and function in the dissecting room; and oral exams where you answer questions from a panel of examiners.

While the St George’s programmes are recognised by many different countries, applicants are advised to check with their own individual national authorities if they wish to practise in their chosen country.

A relatively young field in medical science, with new developments and breakthroughs occurring all the time, Biomedical science is an incredibly exciting, fast-paced area to work in. Combining skills and knowledge in biology and medicine, with a focus on both human and animal health, it opens up a wide range of careers in the science and medical field, as well as further study.

Careers teaching and employability are embedded in the curriculum across all year groups, following the themes of explore, plan, apply. This allows our students to understand which stage they are at so that we can support them with their career thinking and decision making.

In addition to dedicated pages on our web-based learning management system Canvas, an annual careers fair and timetabled careers sessions for each year group, we provide workshops with recruiters, drop-in clinics, one to one support from an academic lead for Biomedical Science employability, as well as appointments with careers consultants. Support offered covers career pathways, CV writing and interview skills.

Our graduates have gone on to work in academic and applied research, for a variety of pharmaceutical and bioscience companies and institutes, such as PRA Health Sciences, Barts and the London NHS Trust, University of Washington. Some are also working beyond the biomed sector for companies such as Deloitte, KPMG, Frontiers Publishing and Teach First. Others use their degree as a platform for postgraduate study, pursuing a range of MScs, PhD or graduate entry medical degree.

Transferrable skills in critical thinking, communication skills, time management, planning and logistics and data analysis make you well-equipped for a wide range of careers outside the lab, such as medical writing, biomedical marketing, health communication or teaching.

If you are interested in a career as a biomedical/healthcare scientist in the NHS, you can undertake the NHS Scientist Training Programme following graduation. To work as a biomedical scientist in the UK, you will need to gain at least one year of laboratory experience in a lab approved by the IBMS.

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  • Academic (teaching or research)

  • Accounting

  • Biomedical scientist

  • Biotechnologist

  • Clinical research associates

  • Clinical trials

  • Financial auditing

  • Forensic scientist

  • Healthcare scientist

  • Law

  • Medical writing

  • Microbiologist

  • Pharmaceutical industry

  • Physician Associate

  • Research Technician

  • Science policy and civil service

  • Scientific funding bodies

  • Scientific services and reagents commercial sector

  • Teaching

  • Toxicologist

St George’s University of London is the only UK university, which specialises in healthcare education and is based on a hospital site, namely St George’s Hospital, where the Channel 4 television series 24 hours in A&E is filmed. Based in the thriving multi-cultural hub of Tooting in South West London, our location has the added advantage of being just a short tube ride from Central London and all the city lifestyle has to offer.

We also have a range of specialist health and academic facilities to support your learning, listed below.

Image Resource Facility (IRF)

First established in 1979, the IRF has developed to encompass Light Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, and sample preparation for both, all housed in a single department providing a range of imaging analysis options and the expertise to compliment them. Users of the IRF have the ability to image histology samples, cells and molecules of all varieties, and model organisms such as zebrafish using any of the light microscope, slide scanning, or electron microscope systems we maintain, supported by experienced staff at all stages of analysis.


Our teaching laboratories are fully fitted with equipment for biological, chemistry, biomedical, molecular biology and pharmacy practicals. This includes microscopes, spectrophotometers, DNA amplifiers, organ baths and specialist glassware. We also have audio visual equipment installed, so that microscope images can be projected on to large screens.

Museum of Human Disease

Our on-site museum houses a collection of over 2,000 pathological specimens, including a number of original specimens donated by Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie in 1843. This space is used for small group tutorials by students across all of our courses as an educational tool to help you understand the mechanisms of disease.

Dissecting room

The dissecting room is where present and future healthcare professionals and scientists in the hospital and University learn or refresh their anatomy knowledge directly from the human body, through access to cadaveric material and models, and plastinated (preserved) specimens.

Please note: The Dissecting Room is currently closed while we complete extensive improvement works.

IT facilities

We have five computer suites housing 260 workstations. Three of these suites are accessible 24 hours a day. It’s easy to find a free space with our handy real-time computer locator. We also have 75 self-service laptops available. Free Wi-Fi covers the whole campus, including all accommodation. You can use these resources to access your course materials, discussion boards and feedback through Canvas.

Library and learning technology

Our modern health sciences library offers a wide range of books, e-books, academic journals and other resources to support you. You will also have access to online resources, such as the Canvas virtual learning environment and our Hunter discovery service to help you find the information you need. The library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and comprises silent, quiet and group learning areas, as well as four group discussion rooms.

Student support

Whether you are heading off to university straight from school or college, or returning to education as a mature student, we want to ensure your experience is positive from the outset. At St George’s, you’ll be welcomed by a multicultural student and staff body of different ages, ethnicities, nationalities and backgrounds, all with one thing in common – an interest in science, healthcare and medicine.

Students frequently tell us they greatly appreciate the diversity of our student and staff body, as well as the patients who access healthcare services in the borough of Tooting.

We offer a full range of academic support and student services across all institutes, departments and faculties, some of which are listed below. We take pride in offering a transformative educational experience underpinned by cooperation and collaboration between staff and students. Our innovative Student-Staff Partnership Grants (SSPGs), for example, provide funding for small projects led jointly by students and staff, which included the co-creation by one of our students of an art exhibition inspired by the Museum of Human Disease collection.

Personal tutor

On arrival, you will be allocated a personal tutor – someone with whom you can have regular contact, who you ask questions and discuss problems with, both academic and personal. The main purpose of a personal tutor is to monitor your progress, pick up and help you resolve any problems, whether academic or welfare related. Even if they don’t have the answer they will point you in the right direction towards the best people to deal with specific problems.

Induction programme

Within your first week at St George’s, you’ll take part in an induction programme to help with your orientation and introduce you to various study skills, including interprofessional learning and use of the Dissecting Room. Additional sessions provide advice and guidance about the Registry, Students’ Union, personal tutor system, safety, occupational health and sexual health awareness.

Academic staff support

You’ll have access to your lecturers, usually by arrangement via email.

Mums and Dads scheme

‘Mums and Dads’ is a buddy scheme organised by the Students’ Union. Every fresher (first year student) has the choice of being assigned a ‘parent’ from the year above in their respective course. The returning student then acts as a ‘go to’ for advice about courses and university life, providing an additional support system during your first year, both academically and socially. They have been in your position and know the struggles of starting university; they also know all of the best pubs, clubs, restaurants, gyms and will help introduce you to your new St George’s family.

Student Life Centre

Our Student Centre team can help you with almost any aspect of student life: finances, accommodation, exams and assessment, academic procedures, admissions, international queries, careers, disability and wellbeing, even finding your way around – whatever it takes to make you feel at home.

Careers service

Our careers service works to support current students and recent graduates to find and maintain a rewarding and successful career. As well as general workshops on topics such as writing a CV and developing interview skills, the service works with the academic lead for Biomedical Science employability to ensure there are careers activities specific to your programmes and future profession. You will also be able to book a one-to-one appointment with a 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.

How to apply

Apply for this course through UCAS (the University and College Admissions Service) by 25 January in the year of entry. There are no upper age limits, so we welcome applications from mature students.

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Application checklist

You must provide:

  • full details of your Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) qualifications with grades
  • full details of your Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) qualifications with achieved/predicted grades
  • a personal statement (more information about this document is available on the UCAS website). 
  • an academic reference from your current or most recent institutions with predicted grades.

After submitting your application to UCAS:

  • log in to UCAS Track and make sure all your academic details have been included
  • if any subjects or predicted results are missing, email the Admissions Officer with your UCAS number and missing subjects and grades.

Deferred entry

We will consider applications from applicants who wish to defer entry by a year, provided you plan to use the time constructively. If you are offered a place on the course and subsequently decide to defer, you must inform us by 1 June of the year of application.

After application

Acknowledgement emails and letters are sent out as soon as we receive your application. Please make sure that your email account is able to accept communications from St George’s as we will mainly communicate with you via email.

Decisions from St George’s will be entered onto UCAS Track.

At the moment there are no changes to our programmes due to Covid-19.

If you start at St George's in 2023 your course will be delivered in the normal way and you can expect the full university experience from us.

If you started prior to this and would like to see the changes that were made to your programme, please visit this webpage.

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Three years, full-time

Application Deadline

25 January 2023


B940, institution code S49

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