The professionally accredited BSc Biomedical Sciences (Health, Exercise & Nutrition) degree at Cardiff Met focuses on the scientific study of all aspects of lifestyle, and the strategies that can be employed to improve health.
Emphasis is placed on the role that exercise, health promotion and nutrition contribute to this end. The course includes a series of fundamental science-based modules in human physiology, nutrition, biochemistry and psychology.
This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
Common First Year
Please note that the BSc Biomedical Science degree and the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Health, Exercise & Nutrition degree share a common first year. On successful completion of the first year, students can decide which degree to follow from year two onwards.
Learning & Teaching
Learning and teaching strategies include traditional lecture-based teaching sessions complemented by tutorials and practical sessions. Students also have access to ‘drop-in’ lunchtime workshop sessions in Biochemistry and Physiology. The curriculum is supported and informed by the research activities of academic staff.
Employability & Careers
This unique and exciting course is designed to allow graduates to take full advantage of employment in a number of areas. There is a booming economy in the health and fitness sectors, and successful completion of this programme of study should provide a variety of careers in areas such as the Sport and Leisure industry, National Health Service, National Sports Councils and Sporting National Governing Bodies.
Graduates will also be well qualified for a career in the Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage industries. Opportunities for further study are excellent and include other health-related studies and higher degrees (MSc and PhD).
The Cardiff School of Health Sciences has excellent links with all relevant sectors associated with the Health Sciences. Many staff pursue ‘cutting edge’ research initiatives with collaborative Institutions including Cambridge University Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Cardiff University Medical School, the Welsh School of Pharmacy, University of Bath and the Institute for Sports Nutrition.
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should normally have five GCSEs including the English Language (or Welsh First Language), Mathematics* and Science at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) plus one of the following:
- 56 points from at least 2 A level qualifications or their equivalent at an appropriate standard for entry into Higher Education at Year 1, but in subject areas which fail to meet the entry requirements for their intended undergraduate degree programme.
- 56 points from at least 2 A level qualifications or their equivalent in subject areas relevant for their intended undergraduate degree programme, but at a standard which fails to meet the entry requirements to Higher Education at Year 1.
Prospective students who do not meet the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis and may be called for interview.
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Applicants should have five GCSEs including the English Language (or Welsh First Language), Mathematics* and Science at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) plus 112 points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).
Typical offers may include :
- 112 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD in Biology and an equivalent Science (including Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)
- 112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades in Biology and an equivalent Science (including Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography). Higher level subjects considered only with a minimum grade H4
- 112 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma within a Science subject covering sufficient Biology
Or Cardiff Metropolitan University 'Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences'
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.
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