Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) at London South Bank University - UCAS

Course summary

The Foundation Year provides students with a solid foundation in academic skills and science-related disciplines; instilling knowledge and practical skills that will prepare them for the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. The course is structured such that all S1 modules are shared across all BSc with foundation year programmes in the School of Applied Sciences. Students who wish to change programme at the end of S1 can do so through consultation with the course director of both their parent programmes and the programme they wish to change too. This is subject to approval by both Course Directors and successfully passing all S1 modules. The course will develop academically confident “level 4 ready” students through the provision of a supportive learning environment at Foundation Level that nurtures the development of the theoretical knowledge, academic and practical skills necessary to successfully study the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. It will introduce the student to critical reflection, analytical and problem solving and strategic thinking in a broad context at Foundation Level and develop the academic and scientific knowledge skills and competencies necessary to promote success in degree level study of Biomedical Science. It will also enhance student employability through the embedding of a cohesive blend of professional and academic skills whilst simultaneously providing career support and making available opportunities for problem-based learning, volunteering and engaging in extra-curricular activities at university and beyond and deliver a future-fit curriculum at Foundation level that is aligned to the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science.


Foundation Level • Introduction to Academic Skills for the Applied Sciences • Foundation Maths for Science • Foundations of Biology • Foundations of Chemistry • Foundations of Human Nutrition • Foundations of Biomedical Science Year 1 • Biology of the cell • Human anatomy and physiology • Microbiology and Immunology • Biochemistry • Genetics and molecular biology • Employability Skills in Biomedicine/Biosciences Year 2 • Human Haematology and Clinical immunology • Bioinformatics and Skills for Biomedical Scientist • Cellular pathology and imaging • Clinical biochemistry and blood transfusion • In addition, you have an optional module • Cancer biology and therapy Year 3 • Clinical OMICS and precision medicine • Clinical and Public Health Microbiology • Research Project in Biomedicine • In addition, you will select two optional modules: • Clinical nutrition and the Microbiome • Drug design and development

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) at London South Bank University - UCAS