|Academic Year of Entry||2020/21|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :
17 for the Department of Biomedical Sciences
Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 11
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
|Normal Duration of Programme||3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Programme Video||Click here to view|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
|Mode of processing||Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.|
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The Department of Biomedical Sciences was established in January 2014 to develop strategic growth areas in the life sciences. It has the aim of becoming a leading centre for biomedical education and cutting-edge research on cancer, neuroscience and regenerative medicine. Besides carrying out internationally competitive research in the biomedical sciences, promotes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration, and conducts translational research from bench to bedside, the Department provides programmes that best equip graduates for future careers in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. It currently offers programmes in a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers two undergraduate majors:
The Biological Sciences major aims to nurture students to embark on professional, educational, scientific or technical career after graduation. We provide a rigorous, broad-spectrum curriculum combined with specialization in major fields of biology such as cancer biology, nanobiotechnology, neurobiology and ecology. The programme presents an in-depth study of modern biology, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics and cellular molecular biology. It provides a thorough understanding of how science is done with state-of-the-art equipment in laboratory for students interested in research and other science-based careers.
Advanced Standing I
Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification (e.g. IB, GCE A-level) or degree transfer students may apply for admission to first-year studies in a Bachelor’s degree programme, or admission to a major with Advanced Standing I (non-senior-year).
Advanced Standing II*
Applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award, and have studied Biology and a science-related subject such as Chemistry, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics at a high school or post-secondary institution.
*Advanced Standing II is only available to local students*
For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue (Note: The catalogue for the 2019 cohort is for reference only. The 2020 catalogue will be published around July 2020.)
Medical and Health Services
Education and Research
Management and Consultant
Resources and Facilities
The Department currently has 32 faculty members, who have won such prestigious awards as the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology), achieved outstanding results in grant applications, and produced high quality research outputs.
All programmes and research activities are supported by a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment with cutting-edge techniques including electrophysiology and in vivo imaging, and anatomical, genetic, molecular and cellular tools to address challenges in the biomedical sciences.