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Biosciences

Our Biosciences suite brings together Biomedical Science and Applied Biosciences with specialisms in Medical Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Cancer Biology.

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Biosciences courses: an overview

Study human diseases, investigating their causes and effect on the normal structure and function of the human body.

Biomedical scientists perform key roles in both the NHS and private healthcare services, using detailed scientific knowledge and excellent laboratory skills to diagnose patients. Applied Biosciences can lead to laboratory based roles in both industry or academia and also a variety of non-laboratory based careers.

We are a vibrant team of teaching and research staff who will interact closely with you during and after your studies. All our degree courses have a strong focus on practical, transferable and multidisciplinary skills. Vocational and varied assessments are embedded in our courses, enabling you to develop into a confident and competent scientist. You will develop your scientific knowledge, enabling you to work in a wide variety of employment areas.

Teaching delivered by award-winning academics

The Royal Society of Biology Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) has named Dr Sue Jones, Director of Biomedical Sciences at York St John University, as winner of the HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2020.

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Applied Biosciences: Bioinformatics BSc (Hons)

On this degree you will specialise in gathering and analysing biological data. You will study human biology while developing your statistical, mathematical and computational skills. This will allow you to create, store and scrutinise complex data...

Applied Biosciences: Cancer Biology BSc (Hons)

On this degree you will specialise in the metabolic and cellular changes associated with cancer at a molecular level. You will explore tumour formation and disease progression and analyse contemporary treatment strategies. We will give you the...

Applied Biosciences: Medical Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

Biochemistry is the exploration of life at a molecular level. Study how it can help us know more about diseases and how to treat them. Learn about the interactions between biological molecules and investigate the triggers for common biochemical...

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

Carry out laboratory tests to examine how different diseases affect the normal structure and function of the human body. Gain scientific knowledge and laboratory skills needed to investigate, diagnose, monitor and treat different types of disease....

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