Biological Science with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

As the science of life and living organisms, there’s never been a more important time to study Biological Science. It touches almost every aspect of modern life, from developing drug and immune treatments to cloning and climate change. This course gives you a wide understanding and knowledge of this exciting specialist field. You begin with a foundation in microbiology, cellular chemistry and anatomy before progressing to biochemistry and biotechnology; human health and environment; the application of biology in industry; and the impact of human population growth on our environment. In your final year, you develop your knowledge of the biochemical and biological mechanisms related to health and disease, exploring areas such as pathopharmacology, immunology, and cell and molecular biology. The course also helps you evaluate and confidently discuss the ethical issues around biological developments like cloning and the Human Genome Project. In your final year, you undertake your own research project, under the guidance of the Biological Science team, all of whom are actively involved in research themselves. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your bachelor’s degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Why choose this course?

  • It’s a leading-edge course, exploring the impact of the latest advances in areas such as biotechnology and medicine
  • You are taught in our state-of-the-art laboratories, within the University’s new, centrally placed STEM building
  • Our Biological Science team has over 30 years’ experience and are involved in a range of research projects from environmental science and cancer treatment to biophysical analysis of proteins and drug interactions
  • The course offers a broad-based training so you’ll graduate with key transferable skills like critical thinking, review writing, data interpretation and communication
  • It opens up a variety of possible career paths, not only in science-related industries but in education, scientific sales and marketing, and technical media


Areas of study include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Skills in Biological Science
  • Animals and Plants in Crime
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Environmental Change
  • Food Microbiology
  • Medical Physiology
  • Skills in Science
  • Applied Plant Science
  • Biological Science Research Project
  • Biology of Disease
  • Biotechnology Innovations
  • Cellular Biology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
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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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Level 3 science subject is preferred. Mathematics GCSE grade C or grade 4 required. Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Additional entry requirements


Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C is required.

Fees and funding

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For information on the 2023 fees please refer to our website,
Biological Science with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS