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BSc Health and Medical Sciences

Do you have a passion for promoting health through science? Are you interested in understanding complex problems in human health? Do you want to advocate for change and help to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations?

If the answer is yes then the BSc Health and Medical Sciences could be for you. New for 2020, our course is designed to enable students to address current local and global problems in health through the integrated perspectives of Health Science and Medical Science to create multi-disciplinary solutions.

Areas include:

  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Infectious disease
  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition
  • Civil strife and displacement

We will teach you to understand the underpinning science, identify real-life solutions, enable their application and act as facilitators and analysts to make a valuable contribution and ultimately make a positive impact on our health in society.

Interested? Hear from the course director and find out about the modules available to study during the course.

Why study Health and Medical Sciences at Warwick?

  • You will learn from highly regarded researchers who are experts in their field.
  • You will develop a set of highly transferable skills that are sought after by employers, including:
    - Interpersonal skills
    - Critical thinking
    - Ability to be able to synthesise evidence and information across disciplines and from multiple perspectives
    - Team working
    - Ability to construct novel solutions or transfer solutions across settings to solve problems
    - Time management
    - Project planning and delivery
    - Digital literacy and the ability to scrutinise digital solutions from different viewpoints
    - Analytical and numerical skills
    - Advanced communication skills, including the ability to inform multiple and varied audience types
  • You will benefit from a variety of teaching and assessment methods incorporating case-based learning, small group learning, technology enhanced learning and independent enquiry based learning.
  • The University of Warwick is consistently ranked highly in university league tables:
    - We are the 3rd most targeted university by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research Ltd)
    - We are ranked 4th in Europe for teaching in The Times Higher Education (THE) teaching rankings with only Oxford, Cambridge and the Sorbonne ranked higher.
    - We were ranked 7th overall among UK research universities in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

Open Days

Our open days give you the chance to find out more about the course, meet staff and students, visit the Medical School, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. We hold four open days per year, usually in June and October.

Owing to the current health crisis, we are holding a two-week virtual open event in July. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Live chats

We hold regular live online chats where you can chat to members of our course team and ask any questions you may have. If you'd like to attend a session, please register your interest and we'll let you know when the next chat is scheduled.


Taster Days and off-campus events

We hold a range of Taster Days and off-campus events throughout the year which provide the opportunity to find out more about the Medical School and our courses.

Dates for 2020/21 are yet to be confirmed so please check back here for updates.


Essential Information

Entry requirements

A levels:

Either AAB including one STEM subject (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Applied Science, Environmental Science, Statistics, Geography, Geology or Psychology).

Or

ABB including two STEM subjects from the list above. Biology is recommended.

IB:

36 overall including 5 in one Higher Level subject out of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths or 34 overall including 5 in two Higher Level subjects out of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. Biology is recommended.

A levels

Either AAB including one subject or ABB including two subjects from: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Physical Education, Statistics (Biology is recommended).

IB

36 overall including 5 in one Higher Level subject out of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Sports, Exercise and Health Science or 34 overall including 5 in two Higher Level subjects from the list above (Biology is recommended).

Contextual data and differential offers
Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

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UCAS code: B990

Award: Degree of Bachelor of Science

Duration: 3 years full time (30 weeks per year)

Starts: September 2020

Location of study: University of Warwick

Fees: Find out more about fees and funding.

Scholarships and bursaries

Contact us: wms.hms@warwick.ac.uk

How to apply