Biomedical Teaching Organisation

Academic guidance

Our academic policies help you follow the rules, develop good working habits and communicate with us during your academic journey.

When things go wrong

Absence and illness

Our policy on absence and illness for undergraduate students.

Academic appeals

For Undergraduate and Postgraduate students within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences. An academic appeal is a request for a decision made by a Board of Examiners to be reconsidered in relation to marks, progression, degree classification or degree award.

Academic misconduct

Academic misconduct is any type of cheating which occurs in relation to a formal academic exercise.

Changing programme

Information and forms for transferring to and from Undergraduate Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences Degree Programmes.

Changing course

Our guidance for Undergraduate students within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences on what to do if you decide you would like to change your choice of courses or programme.

Course options guide (new students September 2022) (secured)

Information for new first year students selecting course options.

Course options guide (first year students September 2022)

Please read the guidance provided in this section and submit your top two elective course choices via the Elective Course Form no later than 7th September.

Examinations and course assessment

Examinations and other course assessment guidelines for undergraduate study.

International students and Tier 4 Visa guidance

If you are currently sponsored on a Tier 4 general visa or under the Student Route visa or have been issued a CAS in order to apply for a new visa, you are responsible for ensuring that you abide by the conditions of your sponsorship. 


Plagiarism is the deliberate use of another person's work as if it were your own, without adequate acknowledgement of the original source. Read our guidelines and watch this short film about how to avoid common pitfalls.

Postgraduate submission of work

How to submit your work.

Progression requirements

Progression requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

The use of animals in teaching

Our policy concerning the role of animals in teaching within the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences.