BSc Biomedical Science with Foundation Year - Full-time

Biomedical Science Student


On the BSc Biomedical Science with Foundation Year you'll study everything from the gene to whole body systems. You will graduate with a thorough understanding of the genetic and molecular processes that underpin the development, structure and function of the human body in health and disease. You'll be taught by leading scientists, respected experts in their chosen fields. Cutting-edge research takes place in the Department of Biomedical Science, and there will be opportunities for you to get involved.

For more information see the BSc Biomedical Science web page.

For more information on the range of careers and further study that Biomedical science graduates have gone onto - from marketing at pharmaceutical giants to studying medicine - visit the student stories page.

The Department of Biomedical Science also offers a short online course - Finding Mr X - which introduces key topics from within the BSc Biomedical Science.

Foundation year

The foundation year of the programme provides people with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the Department of Biomedical Science. The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

The foundation year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study. During this year, you'll be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.

This foundation year also includes a range of opportunities to become involved in the life of the Department of Biomedical Science.

Progression to the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Students will progress to the Department of Biomedical Sciences after completing their foundation year, subject to meeting progression thresholds which differ across courses and departments. These will be discussed with applicants at interview. These thresholds can also be found by searching for the relevant degree course within the University's Programme Regulations Finder and viewing information relating to 'Year 0'.

Attendance and length of programme

Attendance on this course will be one year (full-time) at the foundation level within DLL, where modules are taught both during the daytime and in the evenings. You will then study in the daytime at the higher levels of study within the Department of Biomedical Science.

It will take you one year (full-time) to complete the foundation year and, if you successfully pass that, it will take you three years  (full-time)  to complete the degree within the Department of Biomedical Science.

Teaching and learning methods

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem solving classes
  • Field studies
  • Independent study
  • Skills and subject-based tutorials
  • Group work
  • On-line activities.
  • Revision workshops
  • Laboratory sessions

Programme details

The links below will take you to  more detailed information:

About the programme structure

About the higher levels of study of this degree programme

About the Department of Biomedical Science

UCAS code: B905

To apply for this course

To apply for the full-time course you will need to apply for admission through UCAS, using the course code: B905.

Before you apply please read these pages carefully: