Life & Medical Sciences

With state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centres, impressive pharmaceutical laboratories and specialist facilities (including a Clinical Simulation Centre, a Dance Psychology Lab), our £15 million Sports Village, the University of Hertfordshire is an outstanding place to study, live and work. Our £50 million new science building brings all our state-of-the-art facilities, including labs and research technology, together under one roof.


We have strong links with industry and educational institutions across the globe, providing you with excellent opportunities to travel and gain valuable work experience with some of the biggest players in industry. Our close links with these employers mean that our courses provide you with the most up to date knowledge and skills that employers look for in graduates.


Ranked 14th for Geography and Environmental Sciences (Guardian University Guide 2022)
Physchology ranked joint first nationally for research impact (REF 2021)
100% Overall Satisfaction for Pharmacology (NSS 2022)



Stage 1:
University Foundation
Stage 2, 3 & 4:
Bachelor's Degree
Life & Medical Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Bsc (Hons) Environmental Management and Ecology

BSc (Hons) Geography

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

BSc (Hons) Pharmacology

BSc (Hons) Psychology

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

BSc (Hons) Sports Studies




Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: January and September

Stage 2: September

Stage 1: University Foundation 


Semester One
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • Principles of Computing
  • Chemistry A
  • Mathematics 1
Semester Two
  • Biology A
  • Biology B
  • Chemistry B
  • Mathematics 2

Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Life and Medical Sciences


HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during integrated first year degree.

Progression rule to Stage 3

Minimum 40% pass mark all modules with minimum 85% attendance required.

Students need to pass all modules to progress. All students study a collection of modules, totalling 120 credits.


Employment & career options

Previous graduates have gone to work in a variety of roles such as Agronomist, Anatomist, Animal Scientist, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineering. Some employers of our life science graduates have been Johnson Matthey, BUPA, NHS, Ministry Of Defence, RAF.