Biomedical Technology Ventures
  • Undergraduate
  • BSc

Biomedical Technology Ventures

Learn how to improve human healthcare through the application of technology.

Gain skills to identify opportunities to improve human healthcare through technology

Take an engineering approach to understanding and solving biomedical problems

Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and tap into a growing ecosystem of startups in the medical device industry

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • BSc

  • Duration

    3 years

  • Start date

    October 2024

  • UCAS course code

    B800

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • £9,250 Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    4 : 1 (2022)

Minimum entry standard

  • A*AA (A-level)

  • 39 points (International Baccalaureate)

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Course overview

The Biomedical Technology Ventures BSc is set against the backdrop of an increasing demand for medical devices and growth of the healthcare industry.

In this programme, you will be guided in developing an entrepreneurial mindset and equipped with the skills to identify opportunities for improving human healthcare through the application of technology.

You'll balance lectures, workshops and seminars to explore the fundamentals of mathematics, medical science and computer programming.

Alongside a breadth of engineering and biomedical engineering knowledge, you will gain insight into the medical device industry and the potential entrepreneurial pathways to a career.

With the programme's strong emphasis on practical work and hands-on learning, you'll develop tangible skills and gain real-world experience through an internship at an industry startup.

The interdisciplinary nature of your training will enable you to work and collaborate effectively across the boundaries of multiple subjects.

You'll also complete a major project that will provide you with the opportunity to design, make and test an engineering solution to address a biomedical problem.

As a graduate, you'll have cultivated skills that could see you joining a med-tech startup, or translating ideas, knowledge and science into societal impact through a new biomedical venture.

Structure

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

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In your first year, you will study the following core modules.

Core modules

In your second year, you will study the following core modules.

Core modules

In your third year, you will study the following core modules.

Core modules

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning

Key

  • Lectures, seminars and similar
  • Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 1

  • 27% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 73% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 2

  • 27% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 73% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Year 3

  • 17% Lectures, seminars and similar
  • 83% Independent study, group projects and individual research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures and guest lectures
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Make, build and test activities
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Study groups
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Coursework
  • Examinations

Year 1

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Examinations

Year 2

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Examinations

Year 3

  • 50% Coursework
  • 50% Examinations

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
    Examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster project
    Poster presentations

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Apply via UCAS | B800

UCAS institution code: I50

Application deadlines – 31 January 2024 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry

£9,250 per year

Overseas fee

2024 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Overseas fee for 2023-24 was £37,900.

Your future career

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This career-oriented degree allows you to pursue opportunities in a rapidly expanding field.

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Around 60% of postgraduates find employment upon graduation, while just over a third opt for continued study or training.

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Get essential skills to pursue opportunities across a variety of career paths.

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You can pursue a career in a range of sectors – with sought-after skills in medicine, healthcare and the medical devices industry.

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