BSc Biomedical Science with Foundation Year - Full-time

Biomedical Science Student

Foundation year

The foundation year of the programme provides students 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'.

For more information about this degree programme 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.

Programme duration

Foundation Year: 1 year full-time within the Department for Lifelong Learning

Levels 1-3: 3 years full-time 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: