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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course overview

The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences programme is a 3 year degree where students will study core modules delivered by multiple departments and schools. The course combines modules taught by The School of Biomedical Sciences, The School of Pharmacy and The School of Biosciences along with undertaking optional modules from both inside and outside the Faculty of Science and Engineering. During your first year, you will gain a broad coverage in biomedical science, you will be introduced to key systems and pathways in the human body and be able to relate these to diseases. Your second year will focus on scientific research techniques including modules on drug usage and their mechanisms of action. This is followed by a 12 week summer placement to gain real-working experience along with specialised modules in your final year to address the current and future content of medical and health sciences.

Why choose this course?

The dynamic world of Biomedical Science underpins much of modern healthcare. As illnesses and treatments become more sophisticated so too does the need for a more advanced understanding of the human body and the effects drugs and diseases have on it. The course is aimed at students who have an interest in the study of human healthcare and the differences between normal and diseased human biological states. The course is a three year honours programme offering a chance to study internationally at Nottingham’s UK campus for the second or third year. The school has a strong track record with 10 graduating classes since 2010 and many of our graduates now work in leading biomedical and biotechnology companies both locally in Malaysia and worldwide.

Modules

Core Modules

  • Applied Genetics
  • Core Skills in Biomedical Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • Genes and Cells
  • Human Physiology
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Scientific Basis of Medicine

Core Modules

  • Microbial Mechanisms of Food Borne Disease
  • Neurobiology of Disease
  • Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
  • Structure, Function and Analysis of Proteins
  • Structure, Function and Analysis of Genes
  • Signalling and Metabolic Regulation
  • Summer Industrial Internship

Core Modules

  • Biochemistry of Diseases
  • Cancer Biology
  • Concepts of Pharmacogenetics
  • Final Year Research Project
  • Principles of Immunology
  • Therapeutic Immunology

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

A Level

BBB, including biology and chemistry, excluding critical thinking and general studies

IB Diploma

30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level including biology, chemistry and another relevant subject

STPM

B+B+B+, including biology and chemistry, excluding Pengajian Am

UEC

2 As including biology and chemistry. Grade B3 in three futher academic subjects, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 86 including biology and chemistry
Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

79% average based on 6 subjects, including chemistry and biology. Consideration to be made based on relevant individual grades if specific subjects are required.

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

Advance Placement (AP) 4, 4, 4, including AP Biology and AP Chemistry. 
Diploma - Other Institutions Acceptance to the second year is on a case-by-case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. 
Foundation - Local Institutions Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.30 out of 4.0 and above, including good grades in relevant subjects. 
University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme.

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade B in relevant mathematics and at least credit in related science subject.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

Entry requirements in the prospectus and website may not always apply and individual offers may vary.

IELTS (Academic):

6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT):

87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)

GCE A Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C

GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature:

grade C

PTE (Academic):

71 (with no less than 65 in each element)

SPM:

grade A-

1119 (GCE O Level):

grade B

GCSE O Level:

grade C

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B

MUET:

Band 4

UEC:

grade A2

IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level):

4 points

IB English B (Higher Level):

4 points

IB English B (Standard Level):

5 points

IELTS ,TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Supervision
  • Practical classes
  • Field trips
  • Lab sessions
  • Computer labs

How you will be assessed

  • Coursework
  • Group coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Presentation
  • Essay
  • Poster presentation
  • Practical write-ups
  • Research project
  • Reflective review

Applying

Our step-by-step guide contains everything you need to know about applying for undergraduate courses.

How to apply

Fees

ResidencyFees
Malaysian studentsRM45,600 per year
International studentsRM53,800 per year

Where you will learn

Malaysia Campus

Semenyih Campus is 48km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and just 45 minutes’ drive from the famous city centre with its iconic Petronas Twin Towers. On arrival, you are immersed in the green jungle backdrop that Malaysia provides with wildlife, sunshine and campus lake.

The campus is home to our business, education, science and engineering schools, which sit alongside a sports centre, library and student accommodation. The University has everything a modern day student could wish for with the added bonus of being located in central Asia allowing you to travel further afield in your free time.

Public transport is plentiful with free shuttle services operating on some routes. Taxi/Grab services in Malaysia are very reasonable and used widely by the student community.

Careers

Studying Biomedical Science provides you with the perfect platform to gain knowledge and skills for a rewarding career in industry or academia.

Graduates from the Biomedical Sciences programme are exposed to a wide variety of careers ranging from medical research to pharmaceuticals and academia. Many students also progress to postgraduate research degrees, while others go on to medical writing, patent work and drug discovery.

Biomedical Science is also one of the few courses eligible to apply for graduate entry to medicine.

The University has an established Careers Advisory Service (CAS) that provides students with essential resources and guidance for career choices offering many opportunities to develop the skills needed to plan and manage your future. Our Careers Advisory Service will work with you to improve and maximise your employability skills as well as providing essential resources and guidance that will assist you with job/course applications. They will facilitate searches for appropriate work experience placements and connect you to a wide range of prospective employers or training opportunities. In addition the division of biomedical sciences provides guidance and maintains good connections with both our alumni and collaborators in industry to facilitate career and future employment opportunities.

With a wide variety of eventual specialisation, our Biomedical Sciences degree is purposely designed to maximise your career options. Career choices will be influenced by your interests, skills and abilities, Studying Biomedical Sciences provides you the perfect platform to gain knowledge and skills for a rewarding career in industry or academia.

Graduates from the Biomedical Sciences programme are exposed to a wide variety of careers ranging from medical research to pharmaceuticals and academia. Many students also progress to postgraduate research degrees, while others go on to medical writing, patent work and drug discovery.

Biomedical Sciences is also one of the few courses eligible to apply for graduate entry medicine.

This content was last updated on 17 January 2022. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate, but changes are likely to occur between the date of publishing and course start date. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply.