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Scientists are the new rockstars! At the start of 2020, not many people were talking about viruses or medical biology, but the coronavirus pandemic changed that completely.
With soap operas filming on hold during the first lockdown of 2020, the must-see television moments came in the form of Downing Street briefings. Ministers, supported by scientific and medical advisors, set out the rules and regulations that would protect us and the NHS. Scientific and medical advisers, Professor Sir Patrick Vallance, Professor Sir Chris Witty, and Sir Jonathan Van-Tam – called JVT by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson - became well-known across the UK, underlining the importance of having highly skilled experts we can call on in tough times.
These scientists have demonstrated the strong link between the healthcare sector and higher education in matters of medical science. JVT returned to his full-time academic role in January 2022 and it made front-page news. It seems the coronavirus pandemic has inspired a greater number of young people interested in a job in science, with an increase of 37% of young people more likely to consider a scientific career.^
Has Covid-19 inspired you to get involved in science?
A medical biology degree from the University of Bolton is your opportunity to develop your understanding and knowledge of human biology from a medical perspective – and this can the perfect springboard for a career in medicine or dentistry.
A BSc in Medical Biology will give you a strong foundation in biomedical science. Diagnosing and treating diseases, and learning how to keep us living for longer is only a part of the degree course. You will also explore the key principles around medical technology and biotechnology and develop hands-on experience of working in a laboratory.
Our teaching team are supportive and many have invaluable industry experience that they will share with you and help you to define your own career path in medical science.
Careers With a Medical Biology Degree
A medical biology degree will open many pathways for a career in medical science. You may choose to go into academia or explore a research role in a pathology laboratory. There are also several organisations that you can join, including:
Health and Safety Executive
Medical Research Council
NHS, including NHS Blood and Transplant
UK Health Security Agency
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most dynamic sectors in the economy. With around 63,000 people employed in the UK pharmaceutical sector, its market value is estimated to be around £21bn. Pre-pandemic figures predicted an increase in value, from 2018 to 2023, of 19.3%, to £25bn+, and the UK pharma industry is now even more well-regarded throughout the world.
Teaching Intensive Research Informed
At the University of Bolton, our lecturers are not only passionate professionals but also research active. This means that they bring the findings of their research directly into their teaching. As well as technically skilled and research-informed, our lecturers will ensure that you develop the analytical and critical skills involved in medical biology. At Bolton University, our smaller classes sizes allow for quality reflective practice. Our Biomedical Sciences courses are No.1 for Student Satisfaction*
Life at Bolton
With a focus on inclusivity, students and their needs come first. Close to Bolton town centre, in Greater Manchester, our campus is home to a buzzing, friendly student community. If you’ve been inspired by the UK’s medical advisors, then take your first step with us, at the University of Bolton, and come and experience #UniAsItShouldBe.
*Complete University Guide 2022 North West