Biomedical Science (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study this course? Our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will prepare you for study at undergraduate level, while providing you with scientific knowledge of biomedical science and disease processes. This four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0) is ideal if you can’t meet the entry requirements or don’t hold the traditional qualification needed to enter the three-year undergraduate degree. On graduation you’ll receive the same title and qualifications as those who study the standard biomedical science course. More about this course On our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons), we'll help build your knowledge and understanding of the molecules, structures, systems and processes that underpin normal cell, tissue and body functioning. You'll be able to critically evaluate and develop ideas on issues, methodologies and processes within the biomedical science field. During your degree you’ll be supported by experienced tutors and a number of other services at the University to help you settle in, progress academically and prepare for your future career. You’ll learn in an environment that is designed to foster confidence and motivation that will help you to succeed in your studies and beyond. The foundation year is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge base in key disciplines, such as biology and chemistry, which is required throughout the biomedical science degree course. You will share this year with students from other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to learn alongside students with different academic interests and perspectives on the topics you study. On completion of the foundation year, you’ll join students from the three-year biomedical science degree and study the same content. To learn more about the subsequent three years of your study visit the Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) course page. If, at the end of your foundation year, you find yourself wanting to specialise in a different area of human sciences, there will be flexibility to do so.


Module details below are subject to change. Please see the university website course page for full module details. Foundation year (Year 0) modules include: Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits); Biology (core 30 credits); Chemistry (core, 30 credits); Biochemistry (core, 15 credits); Foundation Year Project (Biosciences) (core, 15 credits) Year 1 modules include: Professional Studies (core, 15 credits); Anatomy and Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits); Anatomy and Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits); General Chemistry (core, 15 credits); Cell Biology (core, 15 credits); Biochemistry (core, 15 credits); Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits); General Microbiology (core, 15 credits) Year 2 modules include: Tissue Science 1 (core, 15 credits); Tissue Science 2 (core, 15 credits); Infection Science 1 (core, 15 credits); Infection Science 2 (core, 15 credits); Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits); Methods of Bioanalytical Analysis (core, 15 credits); Blood Science (core, 15 credits); Ethics for Science (core, 15 credits); Parasitology (option, 15 credits); Infection control (option, 15 credits); Work placement (for Life Sciences) (option, 15 credits) Year 3 modules include: Project (core, 30 credits); Clinical Biochemistry (core, 30 credits); Advanced Tissue Science (core, 15 credits); Systems Pathology (core, 15 credits); Advanced Infection Science (core, 15 credits); Advanced Blood Science (core, 15 credits); Virology (option, 15 credits); Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits); Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits); Genomics (option, 15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4400 Module
International £4400 Module
Channel Islands £4400 Module
Republic of Ireland £4400 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Biomedical Science (including foundation year) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS