Undergraduate Biological and Biomedical Science Degrees

Our degrees will develop you into a biologist. You'll develop skills, techniques, and knowledge in a supportive, practical learning environment and graduate as a scientific practitioner.

You'll be a biological problem solver, able to use your training, laboratory and fieldwork experience to make a real difference. Plus, our degrees are accredited by professional bodies, demonstrating their quality and workplace relevance.

Courses

What our staff and students say

Studying at Staffordshire University provided me with the knowledge and skills to make my mark in the workplace. During my time at university, I discovered what I am passionate about and I chose my career based on that. Without my education and experience at Staffordshire University, I would not be where I am today!

Nikita Sinha, BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science Biomedical Scientist

The great content in the modules on the Biology undergraduate course, along with the high quality of academic staff plus interesting laboratory sessions, helped deliver a very rounded experience which prepared me for a number of roles, whether it would be postgraduate research, working within industry or in the laboratory.

Ashay Patel, BSc (Hons) Biology Sales Executive, Randox Biosciences

Facilities

Science Centre

Our specifically designed Science Centre includes specialist laboratories, interview suites, and dedicated specialist equipment.


Crime Scene House

We have a dedicated Crime Scene House fitted with CCTV and two-way audio which gives the option for both internal and external crime scenes, so you can hone your investigative and crime scene examination skills.


Specialist Kit

You'll get your hands on gene sequencing, tissue cultures and insect rearing among many other amazing technologies.


Nature Reserve

Owned and managed by the University, the Reserve is bordered to the north by the River Trent and to the South by an area of grassland used for teaching and research.


Take a 360 look at our Biological and Biomedical Science Facilities

Careers

Our graduates move into careers such as research and development across the public and private sectors.

All students do graduate level work experience to boost employability. You'll get lots of support from our academic staff and our careers team to find a suitable placement and make an application.

Students undertaking our applied route on our Biomedical Science degree will carry out a 14 week placement in a local hospital. You'll also complete a registration portfolio and could be eligible for HCPC registration when you graduate, meaning you'll be ready to work as a fully qualified biomedical scientist. This route is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Clinical Research
  • Teaching
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Medical Sales
  • NHS Trust Laboratories
  • Microbiologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Nature conservation officer
  • NHS Biomedical Scientist
  • Forensic Science
  • DEFRA
  • Wildlife Trusts

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students joining us in September.

This work experience may be closely linked to your course, or it could be a broader experience designed to develop your employability skills. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

On our Biology degrees opportunities for placement vary between laboratory research, teaching experience, running school science clubs and volunteering on a nature research projects.

Work Experience Opportunities:

  • County Hospital
  • University Hospital of North Staffordshire
  • Royal Air Force
  • Dental Surgery
  • DNA Analyst
  • Cobra Biologics
  • RSPB
  • Patterson Cancer Research Laboratories
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS