Taught course

Biomedical Science

Ulster University · School of Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have gained an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education Training and Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which is recognized as being of an equivalent standard or an equivalent standard in an approved alternative qualification;
  • Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent);
  • Normally be employed as a biomedical scientist, trainee biomedical scientist or equivalent in a hospital or research laboratory or have access to similar medical facilities; OR as an alternative to 1 and 2 provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The programme provides graduates who possess an honours degree (or equivalent), partially acceptable to the IBMS, with appropriate education and professional training in the biomedical sciences.

The course enables students to top-up their current degree to a standard equivalent to a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and acceptable to the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) for the purpose of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a Biomedical Scientist. Students who wish to study this course to gain registration should check with the relevant body that it will meet their needs.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty Office
+44 (0)28 7012 4159