BSc (Hons)

Medical Sciences (Foundation Entry)

3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Our foundation entry course in Medical Sciences is a ‘gateway’ course. It can prepare you to progress onto highly competitive graduate entry courses in medical subjects, as well as other professional programmes.

Why study with us

  • 8th
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Medicine (non-specific) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • This is a gateway route offering a core science foundation programme specifically designed to give you the best chance of graduate entry into a health related degree or career.
  • This unique course focuses on both academic achievement and training in clinical and communication skills.
  • Potential progression to more than 10 different professional health degrees
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Students in wet laboratory facilities in Victoria Mill
Students in wet laboratory facilities in Victoria Mill

What you'll do

  • You’ll be taught at our fantastic Burnley Campus in an innovative environment, with state-of-the-art models, imaging and a 3D virtual dissection table
  • You’ll be taught in classes with high staff to student ratio, allowing for individualised learning and support.
  • During the foundation year, you’ll be supported with finding voluntary work or work shadowing opportunities in related settings to assist you with your future study choices.
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Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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.

Book a campus tour

Who better to give you the lowdown on university life than one of our students? They’ll guide you around our friendly campus, show you our facilities and happily chat about what life is really like here.

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The course has a very new and innovative structure, as well as a fantastic and diverse campus.
Anjna Singh
BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences (Foundation Entry)

Future careers

This foundation entry programme will prepare you to progress onto our full honours degrees. Following this, the clinically-relevant scientific knowledge acquired on our BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences degree will prepare you as a highly competitive candidate for entry onto graduate entry medicine, dentistry, physician associate and other professional study programmes.

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Academic expertise

Dr Andreas Philippou
Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Andreas is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences and delivers the Chemistry and Mathematics modules on the BSc FDE Medical Science programme. Andreas has a great deal of experience in Science education and curriculum development.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£11,100 per year
First year£21,000 for the first year
Full-time£25,000 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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