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Biomedical science

Exploration of how the body works is endlessly fascinating.

Biomedical science
Biomedical science applies the concepts of biochemistry and cell biology to the study of health and disease in the human body.

You learn about the onset, progression, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and are taught by research-active academic experts and practicing Biomedical Scientists from our local hospitals. You’ll be equipped with skills that allow you to follow a professional career or to continue for further academic qualifications, such as Masters or PhD.

Why study here?
  • You have the opportunity to spend a year working in an NHS lab.
  • Gain fast-track career progression within the NHS.
  • Local NHS practitioners contribute to teaching, giving you real-world insight and experience.
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"I’m in my final year, having completed a placement in the pathology lab at Ipswich Hospital last year. The placement gave me so much experience; it enabled me to apply my knowledge like I had never done before. The rotation within the pathology labs gave me a fantastic insight into how each lab works and how they work together in a multidisciplinary nature. Being able to see things I’ve learnt in books and lectures in a practical and professional way has ingrained that knowledge and made it much easier to recall due to having first-hand experience of the processes."
Andrew Robinson BSc Biomedical Science
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Biomedical science is rapidly expanding and there has never been a more exciting time to study the subject. 

Our curriculum is constantly evolving to reflect the latest findings and their applications in biomedical sciences and biotechnology, from cancer to synthetic biology. At Essex you learn in a friendly and supportive atmosphere and benefit from a research-led education, taught by world-leading experts.

Why study here?
  • Undertake practical work in our new cutting-edge research labs.
  • Our teaching is underpinned by research – new ideas and theories are tested in the classroom.
  • We insist on small-group tutorial teaching to complement your formal lectures.
"I studied both my undergraduate and Masters degrees at Essex. Studying MSc Biotechnology, I was fortunate to conduct research at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, where I learnt a lot both in terms of the science and working with people. I really appreciate the steep learning curve and independence I had with the research project. It was probably the most enjoyable time of my Masters course."
Matthew Lee MSc Biotechnology, 2015
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Our School provides a stimulating environment for research training.

Our research covers a wide range of areas, allowing the opportunity for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. Our research is also supported by modern, well-equipped facilities managed by trained technicians and research officers.

Why study here?
  • As one of the largest schools at our University, we offer a lively, friendly and supportive environment.
  • A dedicated study room allows all our students to have office space, a desk and a computer outside of the research laboratories.
  • We offer an innovative professional development scheme for doctoral students, unique to the University of Essex.
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