Biomedical Science courses given Royal Society accreditation
The accreditation recognises our four biomedical science degrees - BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Human Biology), BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology/Molecular Biology) and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Physiology/Pharmacology) - as promoting academic excellence and preparing graduates for employment within the biosciences.
Leeds Beckett’s group lead for Biomedical Sciences, Dr Nathaniel Milton (pictured with course leader Dr Ian Hurley and student Juwayria Ali) collected the award at a ceremony at the House of Commons. Nathaniel stated, “I am proud that we have achieved accreditation of our biomedical sciences undergraduate courses. The biomedical sciences staff have all contributed to the development of these courses to their current high standard, and accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology is recognition of their quality. Our students will now benefit from obtaining accredited degrees that are highly valued by employers worldwide.”
Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor, Ieuan Ellis also commented: “I am delighted by the highly successful accreditation event through which the excellence and relevance of our undergraduate degrees in biomedical sciences have been recognised. The recent launch of our new Centre for Biomedical Sciences Research, coupled with the accreditation of our teaching emphasises our growing academic strength in biomedical sciences.”
The accreditation lasts for five years and grants students graduating from the courses one year’s free membership of the Royal Society of Biology, which can be a huge boost when applying for jobs. The Royal Society is the leading professional body for the biological sciences in the United Kingdom.