BSc Biological Sciences


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1701A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I)
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Department of Biomedical Sciences

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 life and biomedical science. The Department provides programmes that best equip graduates for future careers in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech and related industries. It currently offers two undergraduate majors, MSc in Health Sciences and Management, and MPhil and PhD research degree programmes in a stimulating teaching, learning and research environment.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers two undergraduate majors:

  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences

Our Target

The Biological Sciences major aims to nurture students to embark on scientific research, educational, professional 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, regenerative medicine, microbiology and neurobiology. The programme presents an in-depth study of biomedical and life sciences, with courses ranging from bioinformatics to biochemistry, genetics, cellular & molecular biology and immunology. With the two tailor-made practical courses as well as opportunities in research rotations and projects, students will gain a thorough understanding of how science is done with advanced technologies including omics & genome editing and state-of-the-art equipment in our research laboratories. It also nurtures students who are interested in pursuing postgraduate research training and undertaking a broad range of science-based careers.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Advanced Standing I

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2022 cohort is for reference only. The 2023 catalogue will be published around July 2023.)

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Career Prospects

Medical and Health Services

  • Diagnostics sector in medical and health industries
  • Medical devices sector in the health industry
  • Pharmaceutical and laboratory instrumentation industries

Education and Research

  • Professors/lecturers in universities
  • Principle investigators in universities and non-profit research institutes
  • Scientists/researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech R&D industries 

Management and Consultant

  • Product marketing and sales
  • Consultancy services
  • Laboratory management
  • Clinical trials management


  • Environmental Protection Department
  • Department of Food and Health
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department


  • Patent law firm
  • Public health
  • Journalism

Student Exchange/Internship

•To provide research opportunities for our undergraduates in research rotation courses in the department. 
•To provide a variety of local or abroad summer research internships & exchange opportunities
•To provide semester or year-long abroad exchange.

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Resources and Facilities

The Department currently has 26 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.