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Text version of chart showing structure of the Biomedical Sciences course

Year 1: 5 papers taken by all students

Cells; Molecules; Genes;


Body; Brain; Behaviour;


Numerical and scientific skills

End of Year 1: Preliminary Examination

Year 2: Study tailored to students’ interests

Part 1 (first 2 terms of Year 2)

10 units from a selection including the following themes:

  • Psychological processes and disorders
  • Neuroscience
  • Cellular and systems physiology
  • Genetics and developmental biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Cellular pathology and immunology

Beginning of Term 3: Part 1 Examination

Part 2

Research Project (third term of Year 2)

Year 3: Advanced options selected for one of two BA courses


  • 1 or 2 Psychology options
  • Neuroscience option


Cell & Systems Biology

One major and one minor option from:

  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Biology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Cellular Physiology and Pharmacology

End of Year 3: Part 2 Examination