Biomedical and Forensic Sciences

Our biomedical and forensic science courses could lead to an exciting career in medical research, drug development, healthcare or solving crime.

  • You can expect a well-equipped suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience using industry-standard techniques*.
  • We’re ranked No.1 in the Midlands for career prospects in Biological Sciences in The Times Good University Guide 2021.
  • You’ll receive support applying for placements* in laboratory and industrial settings to gain crucial real-world experience.
  • Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
  • Applied Biomedical Science is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Biological and Forensic Sciences, and Human Biosciences are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

Our Biomedical and Forensic Sciences facilities

superlab facilities


The Alison Gingell building contains a state-of-the-art SuperLab. The lab's facilities include equipment for microscopy, DNA analysis and forensic testing.


Community houses

Forensic science students can practise a variety of techniques, such as blood spatter analysis, at our community houses, to build forensic evidence and records and oversee investigations.

Students in Analytical Chemistry female student using a petri dish

Analytical Chemistry suite

This is where you can apply your practical and theoretical knowledge to real-life working scenarios. We use a new generation chromatography technique to analyse products ranging from pharmaceutical agents, to cosmetics, drinks and toxins.

More than a course

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