Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences at Balliol

Balliol has a strong and diverse community of Biomedical undergraduate students. The College’s commitment to Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences is evidenced through its four Fellows and a significant number of Lecturers, enabling comprehensive in-College teaching through the tutorial system.

Balliol boasts a lively Medical Society, which is run by its students with the aim of uniting Biomedical Science, Medical Sciences, Physiology, and Clinical undergraduates and postgraduates, and offering them the chance to hear notable speakers give talks on their areas of study. It also offers prizes to students for outstanding academic achievement and generally provides a friendly and supportive social forum.

Number of places at Balliol: 3.


Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of the UK Cochrane Centre and Research Fellow in Clinical Medicine
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Research Fellow in Biomedical Sciences
Fellow in Medical Sciences
Professor of Cell Biology, Fellow and Tutor in Biomedical Sciences
Victoria Bajo Lorenzana
Associate Professor and Lecturer in Neuroscience
Ayla Barutchu
Lecturer in Psychology
Tom Cosker
Lecturer in Anatomy
Piers Nye
Lecturer in Systems Physiology
Lecturer in Medicine

About the course

Please see the Medical Sciences Division website and the University’s course pages.

Course requirements and selection criteria

Please see the Medical Sciences Division’s webpages on:

How to apply to read Biomedical Sciences at Balliol College


Alumni profiles

Neuroscience PhD student