Our degrees in Medical Sciences are grounded in modern medical practice and as one of our graduates you’ll have the skills to enter into a range of clinical, medical and healthcare career pathways, including the potential for graduate entry into medicine and physician associate training. You’ll learn in modern laboratories and have the life changing experience of using real human specimens to deepen your knowledge and understanding of human anatomy.
Our small, friendly school allows you to get to know our academic staff very well and easily access both academic and pastoral support, enabling you to perform at your best. You won’t be lost in a lecture hall of hundreds as we focus on small group teaching, so we get to know you quickly. Our staff include academics, clinicians and researchers with considerable NHS, University and commercial experience.
94% of students agreed “staff were good at explaining things” (Unistats 2020)
- In NSS 2020 for Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Bangor rated 1st for Student Voice and Academic support which demonstrates how we value and support our students.
- 94% of students agreed “staff were good at explaining things” (Unistats 2020)
- Our common undergraduate 1st year curriculum allows students to swap between courses, providing flexibility as their interests evolve over the first year
- Medical Science degree students have a focus on human physiology and anatomical teaching, including access to a cadaveric dissection room, which is rare outside of Medical Schools
- BSc Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
- Excellent facilities include well equipped cell and molecular research laboratories.
- We offer an Integral Foundation year for all undergraduate courses, to widen access to a university level education
- 7th in the UK for Research (Complete University Guide 2021)
- Our staff have regional, national and international recognition in medical and healthcare education and research
- A variety of internship and work placement possibilities are available, to boost your CV and ensure you have a competitive edge in the graduate workforce
The focus and scope of our courses are varied to allow you to find a niche that suits your interests and career aspirations. The common first year means that whatever course you start on with us you have the flexibility to follow your interests as they develop and the potential to change degree at the end of your first year. Our degrees are firmly rooted in the latest research, and content is regularly updated to ensure you’ll be exposed to the cutting edge of what is a fast-moving field.
We have excellent links with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), which is one of the largest in the UK, and North West Cancer Research, the leading cancer charity for north west of England and North Wales. Some lecturers hold joint appointments with BCUHB which means you’ll be taught by staff and honorary lecturers with a comprehensive 'umbrella' of skills and expertise - from laboratory bench to patient bedside.