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Course summary

Medical Science focuses on the cutting-edge science that underpins modern medicine, fostering new discoveries and technologies which improve healthcare. Learn how our bodies work, how disease is treated and how new technology is evolving in this field. Why study BSc (Hons) Medical Science (with Foundation Year option) at BU?

  • Focus on the cutting-edge science that underpins modern medicine, fostering new discoveries and technologies which improve healthcare
  • Learn how our bodies work, how disease is treated and how new technology is evolving in this field
  • As your degree progresses, choose to concentrate your learning on human health and disease or the role of psychology in medical science via the optional units offered
  • Develop skills to evaluate scientific literature to understand how evidence-based decisions are made in medical sciences and apply these to conduct your final year research
  • We have recently invested in new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities so that you will have the best possible learning environment for developing the necessary practical skills for a career in medical science and the various opportunities it brings
  • You have the option to undertake a placement, allowing you to put your skills into practice ensuring that when you graduate, you'll be career ready. 90% of students are in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating (DiscoverUni 2023).
Your degree will be centred around developing the skills you need to work in professional practice, as well as equipping you with a variety of transferable skills that will give you a range of career options. We expect our graduates will find work in scientific, technical or research fields relating to their chosen pathway, for example: 
  • Developing augmented reality to transform surgical procedures
  • Biopsychosocial - further research into the understanding of the human condition.
We have a foundation year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.


During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Applied Sciences; Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Psychology; Mathematics in Science; Academic and Professional Study Skills; and Foundation Year Project. Year 1 core units: Introduction to Medical Science | Exploring and Understanding Science | Cell Biology | Chemistry | Introduction to Immunology | Biological & Cognitive Psychology

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Unistats information

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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 £18800 Year 1
International £18800 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Medical Science (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS