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BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Science (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

On our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Foundation Entry) course you’ll learn all about health and disease, developing your knowledge of how the human body functions and gaining the skills you need to progress to a full honours degree.

Our foundation entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree but you don’t have the qualifications needed to directly enter the full honours degree programme. During the foundation year we’ll equip you with the essential knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical science skills you’ll need to succeed at degree level.

We’ll support and encourage you to develop your critical thinking and gain the skills and confidence you need to thrive at University. Once you’re on this course, there’s no need to make an additional application and you won’t have to attend an interview to progress to Year 1 of our Biomedical Science degree (entry requirements apply).

Throughout the course you’ll develop a range of laboratory-based and theoretical skills associated with sound scientific practice. The skills you gain are perfect for anyone who aspires to work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories in hospitals and other medical institutions, or work in areas such as toxicology.

Why study with us

  • Our course covers aspects of modern day biomedicine, including biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology and molecular biology.
  • You’ll gain key practical skills in our modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratory facilities.
  • You’ll have the chance to go on an optional sandwich placement year and gain valuable industry experience.

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What you'll do

  • Enhance your practical skills with a variety of hands-on Biology and Chemistry laboratory sessions and Physics workshops.
  • You can use this foundation year as an opportunity to get to know other foundation students on different science-based degree programmes.
  • The research activities of our staff enhance our teaching and will enrich your learning experience. Our courses are shaped by research-informed teaching.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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  • This course is accredited by the IBMS, which is essential if you're looking for employment in hospital pathology laboratories. The IBMS is the professional body for biomedical scientists and support staff - advancing knowledge and setting professional standards.

Future careers

Your Biomedical Science Foundation Entry Degree could lead to work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories, in hospitals and other medical institutions, or you could work in areas such as toxicology.

You could also pursue careers in research, through postgraduate study, teaching and marketing or management within biomedical-related industries. And some graduates go on to pursue further studies in dentistry or medicine.

Approximately 60% of our full-time graduates go on to work within the NHS and over 90% of our sandwich students gain employment within the NHS.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£8800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£8800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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