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Integrative Biomedical Sciences
- General Information

    A transnational degree from two world class universities

    The aim of the Integrative Biomedical Sciences degree programme is to produce future leaders in the discipline of Biomedical Sciences. The combined expertise of teachers and researchers from the partner institutions and the newly established joint research institute provides a faculty that brings best practice in teaching and research from across the world. This transnational educational interaction provides a highly fertile environment for the development and growth of the next generation of biomedical scientists. All aspects of the degree programme have been jointly designed and will be jointly delivered through collaborative interactions between staff from the three institutions. The opportunities to share new cutting-edge research and innovative teaching and learning practice highlights the benefits of embedding this undergraduate degree programme within an internationally respected research environment.  The integrated design of the degree curriculum draws on internationally recognised teaching and research strengths and aims to foster a recognition of the global significance of research to the development of medicine and good health.

    The first and second years of the BSc in Integrative Biomedical Sciences provide a firm grounding in the knowledge, understanding and skills required in specialist disciplines of immunology, infectious diseases, genetics, biochemistry, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology and reproductive biology.

    In Years 3 and 4, the programme focuses on exploring selected disciplines in depth and providing research training in state of the art research laboratories.

    Embedding undergraduate teaching within an internationally recognised research environment provides opportunities for students to be taught by world-leading scientists and to engage in work in our research groups.

    The Integrative Biomedical degree will be taught entirely in English by staff from Zhejiang University, the University of Edinburgh and the ZJU-UoE Institute.

    Year 1 - Key concepts in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences

    The first year provides abroad-based knowledge and understanding of the range of biomedical sciences, as a foundation for progressive specialisation in subsequent years of programme. It aims to promote a positive and inquisitive attitude to science and medicine while promoting independent, self-motivated learning.

    Integrative Biomedical Sciences 1

    This course will develop a foundational core biological knowledge and understanding (e.g. chemical, cellular and genetic basis of life) that emphasises the importance of biology in the context of a biomedical background (function of body systems in health and disease e.g. cardiovascular system, nervous system etc.). IBMS1 will inspire students by introducing biomedical themes of global importance delivered through lectures/seminars and supported by extensive small group sessions including facilitated discussions and tutorials led by academic staff.

    Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology 1

    This course will further develop foundational cellular and molecular knowledge. Cells are the basic units of life and this course introduces and investigates what we know about their structure, function and behaviour and how they form the fundamental basis of life.

    Global Challenges

    This inspiring interdisciplinary course is based on a series of high-profile lectures given by prominent members of staff from the University of Edinburgh, Zhejiang University and guest lecturers. The course will develop your knowledge of the major global challenges (environmental, health and technology, socio-economic) that confront society.

    In addition to the courses above, in year 1 you will also study some courses in Chemistry and Mathematics.

    Year 2 - Foundational understanding of Biomedical Sciences and its importance to medicine and health

    Courses in the second year employ an integrated approach, analysing the contribution of knowledge from a range of disciplines to addressing key biomedical problems.  Knowledge derived from analysis of, for example, the development, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of selected body systems will be used to impart understanding of the processes and mechanisms that underlie dysfunction and disease. Investigating how this knowledge can be used to drive research forwards towards new treatments provides clear indications of the translation of biomedical research into clinical practice.

    These courses include:

    • Integrated Function of Body Systems 2
    • Applied Biomedical Sciences 2
    • Microorganisms and Immunity 2
    • Biomedical Genetics 2
    • Building an Organism 2

    Year 3 - Developing biomedical knowledge through experiment

    In year 3, the individual student’s curriculum will be made up of three compulsory components,

    • Integrative Biomedical Sciences 3,
    • Human Disease: From Clinic to Research 1
    • Human Disease: From Clinic to Research 2,

    Incorporated into these courses will be laboratory rotations allowing students to experience a number of different research environments.

    In addition, students will choose two of the following elective courses. These investigate more deeply how knowledge in specific disciplines is gained.

    • Principles of Neuroscience 3
    • Molecular Biology of Health and Disease 3
    • Essential Medical Microbiology 3
    • Physiology and Pharmacology of Drug Action 3

    Year 4 - Research in practice

    The final year of the programme places students at the cutting edge of modern biomedical research.  Students will employ the knowledge and skills derived from earlier years to engage in research practice. Student will have the opportunity to undertake a major research project in association with one of the research groups contributing to the degree programme.

    The compulsory Integrative Biomedical Sciences 4 core course will challenge students to discuss and critically analyse high-profile contemporary issues in Biomedical Sciences. This course will direct attention to exploring the scientific basis of important and recent medical advances while placing them in the context of their value for improving health and quality of life.

    Students will also select two of the following elective courses that investigate specialist areas of biomedical research. Examples of these courses are:

    • Cancer Biology and Medicine
    • Inflammatory Diseases
    • Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine
    • Infectious Disease and Global Health
    • Metabolic disorders
    • Molecular and Genetic Medicine
    • Neuroscience

    Fees & Costs:

    • For non-Chinese passport holders, tuition fee is set at 200k RMB per year.
    • For Chinese passport holders, tuition fee is set at 120K RMB per year.
    • Accommodation (single room) in the International Campus is 8K RMB per year.


    Tuition Fee
    Bachelor RMB 200,000 pre year
    RMB 800,000 in total (About $ 146,670)
    Accommodation Fee
    31 Student Dormitory
    Double Room RMB 40
    Chu Kochen Hall of International Education
    Double Room RMB 60 to RMB 70
    Single Room RMB 50 to RMB 70
    International Student Hall
    Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 60
    Single Room RMB 40 to RMB 60
    Cuibai Lyceum Dormitory
    Double Room RMB 40 to RMB 70
    International Student Apartment
    Double Room RMB 20 to RMB 30
    Youyi (Friendship) Apartment
    Double Room RMB 35 to RMB 55
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 390 to RMB 800
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,180 to RMB 2,780
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  200,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

For non-Chinese passport holders

  • GCE A levels ABB, in one sitting, to include Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B and English at Grade C.
  • International Baccalaureate Overall score of 32 points, including Higher Level Biology and Chemistry, one at Grade 5 and one at Grade 6. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. Standard Level: English at Grade 4 and Mathematics at Grade 4.
  • European Baccalaureate An award of EB at 75% or above overall, with a minimum of 7.5 in three subjects including Biology and Chemistry
  • Scottish Qualification Authority Highers ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, to include Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. Qualified applicants are advised to take Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible. Standard Grades: Mathematics at Grade 2. English at Grade 3 (or National 5 Mathematics at Grade B and English at Grade C).

English language qualifications and requirements: ( If your language of education has been English, this university may accept your national English qualification.)

  • IELTS :Academic module overall 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT: 92 or above with minimum 23 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
  • PTE: Total 61 with at least 51 in each Communicative Skills section
  • CAE+CPE: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 169 in each component
  • GCSE/iGCSE: Minimum grade C

Download details information about entry requirements

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

3. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

4. Certificate of HSK

Certificate of HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test)

5. High school academic transcript

For all courses in high school

6. High school graduate certificate

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

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