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Bio and Healthcare Sciences

At Ulster University, we recognise that Bio and Healthcare Sciences is one of the largest and most dynamic fields of study in life sciences

We therefore offer a wide range of Bio and Healthcare Science degrees that take a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human health, to give students an in-depth understanding of how the human body functions in both normal and diseased states.

Using innovative teaching methods and technology, our degree programmes deliver stimulating lecture content, direct practical experience and exciting work placement opportunities, all supported by a dedicated team of expert educators. Students receive expert tuition from lecturers who are world-leading researchers in their respective fields.

As part of their degree programmes, students will have the chance to work in our state-of-the-art bioscience research facilities alongside teams of researchers carrying out cutting-edge studies into cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other disorders. As a result, our students get the ideal opportunity to develop all the academic, professional and personal skillsets that employers value highly in prospective employees.

Students studying Bio and Healthcare Science degrees can progress to work in a range of organisations, including hospital laboratories, the NHS, life science industries, pharmaceutical companies, clinical businesses and many more.

Key Facts

100% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (undergrad Biomed Science programmes)

Biosciences Ranked 4th / 102 in the UK

Integrated practical laboratory classes / exams. Wide range of final year research projects.

Close links with external stakeholders (pathology labs, industry, professionals, regulatory bodies)

The cost and quality of student accommodation in Coleraine is amongst the best in the UK

Postgraduate short courses and Masters level studies are delivered to students from all over the world via distance-learning

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Professional recognition

Our Biomedical Science courses are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

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On campus courses

2019/20

Full-time Undergraduate course Biology

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

Full time BSc (Hons) Biology with optional placement and the possibility of proceeding to complete an MBiolSci depending on academic performance.
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2019/20

Full-time Undergraduate course Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

Education for biomedical sciences; 3 year full time on campus programme.
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2018/19

Part-time Undergraduate course Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

Flexible, part-time, on-campus BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, supported by online teaching.
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2019/20

Full-time Undergraduate course Biomedical Science with DPP (Pathology)

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Sciences education to equip students to work as a Biomedical Scientist in a health service laboratory, 4 years full time.
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2019/20

Full-time Undergraduate course Biomedical Science with DPP/DIAS

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

Education in the Biomedical Sciences with placement in industry/research institute or period of study overseas, 4 years full time.
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2018/19

Full-time Postgraduate course Biotechnology Research

Master of Science - MSc

Training in biotechnology research with a strong emphasis on development of advanced practical skills and research methods.
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Online courses

2018/19

Part-time Undergraduate course Applied Biosciences

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

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A flexible BSc Honours articulation pathway for bioscience sub-degree graduates delivered fully online.
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2018/19

Part-time Undergraduate course Applied Medical Sciences

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

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Fully online, distance learning, flexible part-time BSc (Hons) Applied Medical Sciences in collaboration with Sligo Institute of Technology.
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2018/19

Part-time Postgraduate course Biomedical Professional Practice

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

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Part-time postgraduate provision in professional practice in biomedical science.
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2018/19

Part-time Postgraduate course Biomedical Science

Master of Science - MSc

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MSc Biomedical Science part-time by distance learning.
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2018/19

Part-time Undergraduate course Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

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IBMS accredited BSc Honours articulation pathway for biomedical science sub-degree graduates.
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2018/19

Part-time Undergraduate course Biomedical Science (Grad Cert)

Graduate Certificate - GradCert

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Education and professional training in the biomedical sciences.
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2018/19

Part-time Undergraduate course Biomedical Science (Life Sciences)

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

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Full BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, part-time distance-learning in collaboration with Sligo Institute of Technology.
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2018/19

Part-time Undergraduate course Biomedical and Bio-industrial Sciences

Bachelor of Science with Honours - BSc (Hons)

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Strong industrial focus in the area of biopharmaceutical science, part-time distance-learning in collaboration with Sligo Institute of Technology.
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2018/19

Part-time Postgraduate course Diabetes

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

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A strong foundation in postgraduate diabetes education with particular emphasis on the science underlying this global healthcare problem.
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2018/19

Part-time Postgraduate course Stem Cell Biology

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

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Fully online postgraduate course in the rapidly expanding field of Stem Cell Biology.
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