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Health and Medical Sciences (BSc) (Full-Time, 2021 Entry)

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Bachelor of Science (BSc)

3 years full-time

Start Date
27 September 2021

Department of Study
Warwick Medical School

Location of Study
University of Warwick

Health and Medical Sciences (BSc) is a new course offered by Warwick Medical School. It helps you to investigate current local and global problems in health from multiple perspectives.

Course overview

Health and Medical Sciences, a course offered by Warwick Medical School, enables students to investigate current local and global problems in health from multiple perspectives.

Wherever we look in the world, health and medical services are struggling to cope with rising demand and the increasing burden of disease. Advances in the scientific understanding of health and disease along with new technological developments offer exciting opportunities for improved health, but also present novel challenges to our health systems in terms of affordability, sustainability, and equity. The societies we live in and the lifestyles we adopt influence our health.

Solutions to health problems, like the origins of those problems, must be multi-faceted. Policy developers, non-governmental agencies and health-workers must work alongside researchers, health professionals and industry to promote holistic solutions. Multidisciplinary solutions need individuals who have the skills to work across and within these boundaries to be an agent for change.

The BSc in Health and Medical Sciences will help you address current local and global problems in health through the integrated perspectives of health science, and medical science. It will equip you with the vital skills to be able to make a valuable contribution and impact on health in our society, both locally and globally. Case-based learning, a signature educational approach for Warwick Medical School, and small group teaching feature heavily in the delivery of the course.

Hear from our current students about what it's like to study BSc Health and Medical Sciences.

Read our course brochure (PDF)

Course structure

The course is delivered over three years and largely conforms to University standard terms (approx. 25 weeks), holiday and assessment periods.

The course addresses current local and global problems in health through the integrated perspectives of health and wellbeing science and medical science, covering six main thematic areas:

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

How will I learn?

At Warwick Medical School, our signature educational approaches are case-based learning in small teaching groups.

You will be encouraged to get actively involved in activities centred around real-world case studies. You will explore a broad range of structured and specifically-designed learning activities. This case-based learning approach will help you to develop problem-solving skills and integrate your learning. You will work closely with your peers in small teams.

As an additional feature of the course, some of the content will be delivered wholly online. This will give you flexibility and help you to develop personal responsibility for your studies.

The rest of your time will be taken up by directed learning activities, project work, additional reading and reflection as well as preparations for group work and assessed elements.

Class size

As a new course, we expect the class size to be around 50 students for full cohort sessions. Case-based learning and other small group activities will be in groups of around 10 students.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a mix of examinations, written course work, presentations and skill-based assessment types. Many modules have more than one assessment type. This helps you to convey your understanding of module material in diverse ways - we all learn in different ways.

General entry requirements

A level:

    EITHER AAB including one subject from the list below (Biology recommended)

    OR ABB including two subjects from the list below

    • Applied Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Environmental Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Physical Education
    • Statistics


      EITHER 36 overall to include 5 in one Higher Level subject from the list below (Biology recommended)

      OR 34 to include 5 in two Higher Level subjects from the list below

      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Computer Science
      • Physics
      • Mathematics
      • Sports, Exercise and Health Science


        We welcome applications from students taking BTECs, where applicants are studying either an A level or BTEC in one of the following subjects (Biology recommended)

        • Applied Science
        • Biology
        • Chemistry
        • Computer Science
        • Environmental Science
        • Mathematics
        • Physics
        • Psychology
        • Physical Education
        • Statistics

        Additional requirements:

        You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

        International Students

        We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

        Find out more about international entry requirements.

        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 (to a minimum of BBB).

        Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP)

        All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only).

        Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.

        Taking a gap year

        Applications for deferred entry welcomed.


        We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

        Year One

        Year Two

        Year Three

        Examples of optional modules/options for current students

        Your second year will include two optional modules. Some options are based ‘at home’ in the Medical School and these are called pathways options. Other optional modules are based elsewhere across the university, for example in the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) or in Global Sustainable Development (GSD). You can select any combination of two optional modules that works with your interests and your timetable.

        Tuition fees

        Find out more about fees and funding.

        Additional course costs

        There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement or study abroad will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.

        Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2021

        We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course.

        Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2021

        Your career

        This course was launched in 2020, so our first cohort of students have not yet graduated. However, we expect that our students will have an interest in areas such as:

        • Public health and health promotion
        • Corporate social responsibility
        • Industrial and graduate training programmes in health
        • Non-governmental organisations
        • Health services management and administration
        • Graduate entry to further health and clinical education programmes
        • Biomedical or health sciences research

        Helping you find the right career

        Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant to support you. They offer impartial advice and guidance, together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

        • Career Society at Medical School Event
        • AFP Interview Preparation
        • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
        • Foundation Programme (UKFPO) Information evening

        Find out more about careers support at Warwick.

        About the information on this page

        This information is applicable for 2021 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.