Biomedical Sciences


Why Study Biomedical Sciences at St Hilda’s?

Biomedical Sciences is a relatively new degree at Oxford, meeting a need for scientists who understand that drug discovery is increasingly driven by industry-academic partnerships. This foundation degree will equip you by combining an understanding of the exciting advances in technology platforms with the ability to translate this for Pharma and clinical colleagues. In addition to a broad and strong scientific and biomedical tutoring team, St Hilda’s typically hosts 36 preclinical and clinical medical students and also has the largest intake of Biology students in Oxford. This is matched by postgraduate Biomedical and Life Science students and we have a very research-active Middle Common Room that welcomes undergraduates to their events. Our tutor team is dominated by basic scientists and we aim to give Biomedical Sciences a distinctly research and science based identity, separate from the clinical training program.  Core tutors work at the translational interface and with industry, providing career mentoring relevant to science graduates.

Biomedical Sciences students across the university work towards the same degree. Lectures and practicals are taught centrally in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre and Psychology department.  Students share some course components with preclinical medicine but the course is more focused on basic research. St Hilda’s College provides extensive tutorial support and the team of tutors has considerable experience with teaching biomedical sciences as well as medical, psychology and biochemistry students.

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After St Hilda’s?

Students graduating with 2.i or better degree are entitled to proceed straight into PhD (DPhil) program, but many graduates choose to do one of the Masters courses available to further their knowledge in the area of interest. Other options, such as work in industry, or teaching, are also popular.

Recent St Hilda’s biomedical science graduates have successfully achieved competitive DPhil scholarships in Oxford and Trainee Attorney positions in the Life Science Division of Intellectual Property companies.

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