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Daytime teaching: BSc Biomedicine

Your studies on Birkbeck’s BSc Biomedicine will be at the interface between molecular, cell and integrative biology and evolving disease therapies. You will discover how biomedical research plays a pivotal role in the transfer of advances in basic science into effective practices that promote human health as well as into treatments for human diseases. Learning with internationally recognised researchers, study on this biomedicine degree will provide you with an academic grounding in the science that underpins modern medicine, with the opportunity to explore biomedical research.

You’ll develop a holistic understanding across a spectrum of scientific disciplines, including biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, drugs and drug discovery, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and physiology.

The course is accredited* by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol). Accredited degrees 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 with accredited degrees meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
* Interim accreditation subject to final review.

Birkbeck is known for its evening teaching. From Autumn 2024, this programme has the option of daytime or evening study.


  • Birkbeck provides state-of-the-art, specialist laboratories and facilities for studying biological sciences in the heart of academic London.
  • In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK.
  • You will be taught by internationally distinguished experts who work with governments and institutions around the globe to extend the boundaries of knowledge.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint institute between Birkbeck and UCL, we are recognised for the excellence and international impact of our research.
  • You will receive training in practical skills and lab work, including microscopy, DNA manipulation and protein handling. In your final year, you will also have the opportunity to gain the skills to work independently in a lab environment when all students attend a week-long daytime, practical course as part of the final year project module.
  • Bioscience ranked 2nd out of 19 for learning resources in London and 10th across the sector (National student Survey 2023)


  • Two to three days attendance on campus for full-time students with all classes taking place after midday
  • Strong online learning resources
  • Study and complete the course through attending during the day


View how to apply for full-time course on UCAS

View how to apply for foundation year course on UCAS

View how to apply for part-time course