BSc Biomedical Science with Foundation Year

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To study this course you will need to apply through UCAS.

UCAS code: B905

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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. On successful completion of the foundation year, students will progress to BSc 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. You will study 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 at degree-level study.


Programme details

Modules

Over the course of your foundation year you will study a variety of modules that equate to the value of 120 credits. You can check the foundation year programme structure for more information on these modules.

Learning and teaching 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 length

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

Levels 1-3: Three years full-time within the Department of Biomedical Sciences.


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'.

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

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