University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Clinical Sciences

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Course summary

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Entry onto the Clinical Sciences course, either directly or via our foundation year, allows students a unique and exciting opportunity to study science and health. The course has a clinical focus and a strong emphasis on anatomy, physiology and employability skills. The course is informed by research, clinical expertise, and multiprofessional teaching. With an integrated knowledge and understanding of science and health-related issues, you will be in an excellent position to pursue a variety of careers within the health sector or pharmaceutical industries. Clinical Sciences graduates have progressed to postgraduate study, leading to careers in medicine, the healthcare sciences and other healthcare roles such as: *Physician Associate *Dentist *Healthcare Manager It also gives you the transferable skills you need to launch a career in areas such as teaching or research. Our focus is to widen participation in medical and healthcare education from students from underrepresented groups. The course provides an opportunity for eligible widening participation students to enter Year 1 of the MBChB programme at Sheffield Medical School. Professional accreditation Year 1 of the BSc in Clinical Sciences is accredited by the General Medical Council as as equivalent to Year 1 of the MBChB programme at Leeds Medical School.

Course details


Year 1: Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Renal Systems (core), Integrated Medical Sciences (core), Nutrition and Energy (core), Personal and Professional Development, Society and Health (core), Special Studies 1 (core) Year 2: Endocrinology and Neurobiology (core), Personal, Career and Professional Development (core), Special Studies 2 (core), Clinical and Analytical Biochemistry (option), Complementary and Alternative Medicine (option), Genetics and Health (option), Immunology and Haematology (option), Introduction to Accounting and Finance (option), Pathology (option), Skin, Sensation and Movement (option) Year 3: Clinical Pharmacology (core), Economics of Healthcare Management (core), Special Studies and Personal and Professional Development 3 (core), Biology of Disease (option), CNS Mechanisms, Disorders and Therapeutics (option), Common Diseases and their Treatment (option), Research Topics 1 in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (option), Research Topics 1 in Haematology and Transfusion Science (option), Research Topics 1 in Medical Biochemistry (option), Research Topics 1 in Medical Cell Pathology (option)

Assessment method

The learning, teaching and assessment strategies recognise the wide diversity of educational backgrounds with which students may enter the programme and the different exit points of students and graduates. Consequently, a variety of teaching and learning opportunities and assessment methods are used to reflect the differences in learning styles between students and to address the various learning outcomes for the programme. You are expected to demonstrate greater autonomy in your learning as you progress through the programme. Formative assessments are embedded throughout the programme to monitor your progress . Your knowledge and understanding and discipline skills are developed through lectures, practicals, groupwork, seminars, tutorials and computer-assisted and self-directed learning. Case studies, groupwork, individual assignments, verbal presentations, problem-based learning and a reflective portfolio will be used to develop your personal transferable skills in self-directed learning and reflective practice in preparation for lifelong learning.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB990
Institution code B56
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points 120 UCAS Tariff points to include A Level Chemistry and Biology with a minimum grade BB and a pass in all Science practicals. No more than 12 points from Key Skills or any other scheme can count towards the total points, plus GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry or Dual Award Science at grade C or 4 (GCSE equivalents are not accepted)
A level BBB A Level Chemistry and Biology with a minimum grade BB and a pass in all Science practicals.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma 122 UCAS Tariff points from the Access to Medicine Diploma from College of West Anglia or Sussex Downs College to include 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction (including Biology and Chemistry) and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit.
Scottish Higher 120 UCAS Tariff points to include Advanced Higher Chemistry at grade C and Advanced Higher Biology at grade C plus Ordinary English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at grade C
Scottish Advanced Higher See Scottish Higher requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Biology at grade 6, Higher Level Chemistry at grade 6 and another Higher Level subject at grade 5. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 120 UCAS Tariff points to include Higher Level Chemistry at H1 and Higher Level Biology at H1 plus Irish Ordinary English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry with a minimum grade of C3, or Irish Higher English Language and Mathematics with a minimum grade of D2

Applications will be screened for evidence of your academic potential, motivation and interpersonal skills plus the experiences and qualities necessary for a future healthcare professional. All short-listed candidates will be invited to a selection day. The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English Language requirements for International and EU applicants: IELTS test with an overall score of 6.5 with no sub-test less than 6.0 (or equivalent)

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18420 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Clinical Sciences at University of Bradford - UCAS