Biomedical Sciences

Test tubes in a centrifuge

Biomedical Sciences is an exciting course at the cutting edge of medical and biological research - covering modern molecular, cellular and systems biology and neuroscience.

Based on the specialisation initiated by the selection of second year modules and confirmed by the choice of third year options, students will be awarded a degree in Neuroscience or Cells and Systems Biology.

Oriel College offers an excellent and stimulating environment to read this course within a strong biomedical “subject family” including medicine, immunology, neuroscience and biochemistry. The very well-stocked college library provides students with copies of all the texts that underpin the course work. Oriel has also an active medical society, which meets annually for a lecture and dinner.

Oriel brings together undergraduates, graduates, researchers and clinicians engaged in the biomedical sciences for discussions and other events. College fellows and lecturers are also researchers at the forefront of their fields. Their expertise and research interests from the neural basis of perception and decision-making, host-pathogen interactions, glycobiology, infectious diseases to imaging and metabolism.

Integrating knowledge from the levels of genes, molecules and cells to the complex systems that underlie the functions of brain, body and behaviour, Biomedical Sciences provides an excellent basis for a career in research.

Admissions criteria

All candidates take the BMAT test. No written work is required. A levels should include two or more subjects from Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


For more information contact the admissions office:

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 276522