Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical ScienceAwarded by: Northumbria University, UK

Programme Objectives

In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, consideration of practices adopted in this field globally will ensure the programme is relevant to an international community of students. 

The programme is intended to:

  • Provide students with a sound knowledge and understanding in the fundamental subjects that underpin Biomedical Science, including: human physiology and anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular genetics, immunology, microbiology and the biology of disease. 
  • To develop intellectual skills in relation to knowledge and understanding of current methods available for laboratory investigation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. In addition to the roles of specialist disciplines, including: medical microbiology, clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology and transfusion science and clinical immunology.
  • To develop practical skills in the laboratory in addition to broader professional skills.
  • To prepare students for employment or future study by developing transferable skills, including: self-management and reflective practice, communication, IT, numeracy, data analysis and interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • To develop an appreciation of the role of scientific research in the advancement of Biomedical Science.

Progression to Medical Education

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical Science programme may apply to Australian and UK medical schools upon successful completion of MCAT/GAMSAT test.

Why Northumbria University 

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.  By putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.

Northumbria works with major global employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

Northumbria University works with prestigious Institutions of Higher Education throughout the world, including MDIS. Together we offer an exciting portfolio of programmes that will develop international citizens who are equipped to work in a global marketplace. Northumbria University and MDIS have a successful working relationship for a number of years, starting initially with just one programme BSc (Honours) Biotechnology but has grown to now offering a number of undergraduate and post graduate programmes across a range of subject areas.

 

Year 1

Cell Biology and Genetics

Introductory Pathological Sciences 

Practical Skills 

Anatomy and Physiology 

Biochemistry 

 

Year 2

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Biology of Disease

Cellular and Transfusion Science

Principals of Cellular and Biomolecular Analysis

Microbiology and Immunology

Medical Biochemistry 

 

Year 3

Pathology in Practice

Advanced Analytical Techniques

Genomics

Molecular Cell Interactions

Research Project

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models:

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial/practical)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Entry at Year 1 (36 months)  April 2020  March 2023
 October 2020  September 2023
 Entry at Year 2 (24 months)  April 2020  March 2022
 October 2020  September 2022

 

Fees & Structure

Full-time

 Duration & Structure

 Tuition Fees

 Non-tuition Fees

Entry at Year 1 (36 months)

 S$40,660.00  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00

Entry at Year 2 (24 months)

 S$26,750.00  S$700.00 - S$1,900.00

Application fees: S$160.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable. 
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local:

  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.

# International:

  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.

# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

For Year 1 entry

International Foundation Diploma in Biomedical Sciences

OR

GCE ‘A’ Level, in science stream subjects (Grades BBB, with B in Biology)

OR

Life-Science related diplomas from local polytechnics (GPA 2.0 to 2.49)

OR

Other PEI's foundation qualifications related to science with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

For Year 2 entry

Life-Sciences related diplomas from local polytechnics (GPA 2.5 & above)

 

English Language Requirements

The applicant is required to achieve one of the following:

IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pearson Average 54, minimum component 51

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test (EPT)

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR 

Equivalent 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
 Duration  Commencement  Completion
 Entry at Year 1 (36 Months)  April 2020  April 2023
 October 2020  October 2023
 Entry at Year 2 (24 Months)  April 2020  April 2022
 October 2020  October 2022

 

Fees & Structure

Full-time
 Duration & Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees
 Entry at Year 1 (36 Months)  S$42,800.00  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00
 Entry at Year 2 (24 Months)  S$28,890.00  S$3,000.00 - S$3,200.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local:

  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.

# International:

  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.

# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above, and meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

Year 1 Entry:

International Foundation Diploma in Biomedical Sciences

OR

GCE ‘A’ Level, in science stream subjects (Grades BBB, with B in Biology)

OR

Life-Science related diplomas from local polytechnics (GPA 2.0 to 2.49)

OR

Other PEI's foundation qualifications related to science with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

Year 2 Entry:

Life-Sciences related diplomas from local polytechnics (GPA 2.5 & above)

 

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pearson Average 54, minimum component 51

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test (EPT)

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR 

Equivalent 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detailed information.

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Quick Information

36 Months | Full-time (Year 1 Entry)

24 Months | Full-time (Year 2 Entry)

Commencement Dates

April 2020

October 2020

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660