BMedSci Health and Human Sciences with Foundation Year - full-time

Health and Human Sciences students


The BMedSci Health and Human Sciences with Foundation Year has five core modules: Social Science of Health, Foundations of Medicine, Medical Humanities, Organisation and Practice of Care, and Research, Learning and Inquiry.

You'll learn about human anatomy and physiology in health and disease. You'll also learn about modern health care - how it's organised, implemented and evaluated, the challenges faced by professionals and the values that underpin what they do.

Your third-year work placement should reflect your career aspirations. You may go into a clinical healthcare setting such as midwifery or A&E, public health or social care. Whether you're interested in health care practice, management or research, the course has something to offer.

For more information see the BMedSci Health and Human Sciences web page.

Foundation year

Image of a needleThe 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 School of Nursing and Midwifery. It 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.

This 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. 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 School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Progression to the School of Nursing and Midwifery

Students will progress to the School of Nursing and Midwifery 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'.

This course is also available part-time. Find out more about the part-time version

Attendance and length of programme

Attendance on this course will be full-time at the foundation level within DLL, where modules are taught both during the daytime and in the evenings. You will then study full-time in the daytime at the higher levels of study within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

It will take you one year to complete the foundation year and, if you successfully pass that, it will take you three years to complete the degree within theSchool of Nursing and Midwifery.

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 School of Nursing and Midwifery

UCAS code: B990

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To apply for this course

As this is a full-time course you will need to apply for admission through UCAS, using the course code: B990, but before you apply please carefully read:

Statistics about this course

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