Foundation in Clinical Sciences and Medicine leading to BSc Clinical Sciences (with placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS

University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Foundation in Clinical Sciences and Medicine leading to BSc Clinical Sciences (with placement year)

Course summary

This course is designed to help students access a range of science & health related courses – including clinical sciences, medicine & pharmacy. Entry onto Foundation in Clinical Sciences and Medicine leading to BSc Clinical Sciences provides students a unique & exciting opportunity to study science & health modules in preparation for progression onto the clinical sciences degree programme & to support entry to health related courses. The programme provides students with the opportunity to enhance their profile further with a placement year between years 2 & 3, enabling students to either work in a relevant field or study abroad. Study Abroad During your year abroad you’ll live & study in another country. You will have an opportunity to become fully immersed in a different culture, meet new friends, get the chance to travel & explore, as well as develop yourself. We have partner universities across the globe in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, East & Southeast Asia, & Latin America. Because many of our partner universities have their own specialisms or distinctive course content, you can experience new perspectives on clinical sciences & learn about diverse subject areas. Our students have had some truly unique learning experiences: *Studying new imaging methods. *Undertaking a self-directed research project to assess new grafts for vascular bypass. *Non-Biology related modules such as programming and artificial intelligence. Placement Year A work placement is a chance to try out an industry you think you might be interested in for the future, or to concentrate on something you’re really passionate about for an extended amount of time. Industrial placements are taken between your second & third year. You can choose any type of activity such as a research-based placement or working with an organisation in a management role for example. There is an option to complete a combined year of both workplace & study abroad. Historically around 40 offers to study medicine have been made to clinical sciences with integrated foundation year students each year. The course is aimed at a wide range of students including those with a science background or with non-science qualifications. The aim of the clinical sciences with integrated foundation year programme is to provide you with an integrated knowledge and understanding of science & health-related issues, putting you in an excellent position to apply to medical school or a variety of courses leading to careers within the health sector or pharmaceutical industries. On completion of the clinical sciences foundation year, many students have progressed to Medical School & the BSc (Hons) Clinical sciences. Students have also accessed many healthcare sciences programmes leading to careers including: *Physiotherapist *Biomedical Scientist *Physician Associate *Healthcare Manager An important focus of the Clinical Sciences Foundation Year is to encourage progression into medicine & healthcare education from under-represented groups. In addition to progression onto the BSc (Hons) in Clinical Sciences, we have an established partnership with Sheffield Medical School so that the Clinical Sciences Foundation Year provides a formal opportunity for widening participation students to apply to enter the MBChB at Sheffield (subject to meeting academic, widening participation and UCAT criteria - please see Sheffield Medical School's website for further details). In addition to our relationship with Sheffield Medical School, the high quality of our Foundation Year means that it is also recognised by other medical schools. Students have applied successfully to Leeds, Hull, York, Brighton & Sussex, & Norwich medical schools. Please check individual medical school websites for more information relating to their entry requirements.


Foundation Year: Anatomy and medical imaging, Chemistry, Public health and community, Human biology, and Academic skills and professional development. Year one: Ethics, law and values in healthcare, Systems, physiology, and anatomy and Academic skills and professional development. Year two: Anatomy and pathology of disease, Careers and professional development, Digital health and enterprise, Global health, Medical and molecular genetics, Neurobiology and mental health and Pharmacology and therapeutics. Year three: Advanced topics, Research skills, Research project, Health economics & management, Careers and professional development, Anthropology of illness and disease (optional module), and Genomics and personalised medicine (optional module).

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 in order for you to gain feedback and monitor your own progress. Your knowledge and understanding and discipline skills are developed through lectures, laboratory sessions, workshops, tutorials and self-directed learning. Case studies, groupwork, individual assignments, verbal presentations, problem-based learning and a personal development portfolio will be used to refine your personal, transferable and specialist skills.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants interested in using BSc Clinical Sciences with Integrated Foundation Year to apply to Medicine who wish to progress onto another University to study medicine need to check external entry requirements to ensure that they are eligible as some medical schools have particular requirements in addition to studying the Foundation Year. 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). For international applicants who require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study, this needs to be a UKVI approved IELTS test.

Additional entry requirements


Please note, applicants that complete an internal transfer from the Foundation Year to MPharm Pharmacy (B230/B231) at the University of Bradford will require satisfactory Medical and Disclosure and Barring Service checks in order to progress.

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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £23290* Year 1
International £23290* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Foundation in Clinical Sciences and Medicine leading to BSc Clinical Sciences (with placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS