To prepare students for our Medical Sciences degree, our Foundation Year provides the basic, but essential understanding of biological and chemical principles that underpin the field. During your foundation year, as well as gaining practical laboratory skills and developing your academic skills, you’ll get a through grounding in a variety of topics that underpin degrees in the field of medical sciences with these subject areas being taught with a focus on how they relate to the field of medical sciences in particular. It is an ideal course if you have an interest in Medical Sciences or a desire to enter a related career but do not currently have the necessary scientific background to enter our 3 year programme. The Foundation Year is also designed to prepare students for our other undergraduate degree programmes, B102 BSc Biomedical Science and B103 Medical Biology and it is possible to transfer onto one of these programmes, subject to successfully passing the Foundation Year. Our Medical Sciences degree aims to provide a science programme, related to medicine, with strong professional research elements. You’ll receive a firm foundation of scientific teaching, considering human health and disease at a micro and macro level. This enables you to develop, integrate and apply your knowledge at the interface of scientific discovery and clinical practice. As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with a broad skill set, making the course an ideal first choice for those interested in a health-based career but who want to keep their options open. ‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch.
For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as: Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, Cambridge Technical Certificates and Diplomas; Irish Leaving Certificate. We also welcome applications from mature learners and/or those with other qualifications are considered on individual merit.
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|