Applied Biosciences with Foundation Year at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

Applied biosciences explores life at all levels from chemicals, molecules and cells to organ systems, laying the foundation for a career in human health and disease. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in the health and bioscience sectors if you are unable to follow the more traditional route onto a degree course. The foundation year of the course provides you with an understanding of cell biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, health and disease. It acts as an introduction to your chosen subject and helps you develop the necessary skills for degree-level study. The Applied Biosciences BSc (Hons) degree aims to develop autonomous scientists of the future — you can expect to explore human health and illness, how they are managed in the context of research as well as how populations, communities and the environment influence them. If you choose to leave the degree course after successfully passing Year 1, you will be eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Applied Biosciences. If you choose to leave the degree course after successfully passing Year 2, you will be eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Biosciences. For the most up-to-date information about course modules, sandwich years or part-time learning, please visit our website.


In the foundation year, the modules are: Introduction to Health and Disease Foundation of Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Cell Biology Foundation of Chemistry During the degree part of the course, the modules are: Year 1: Chemistry for Biosciences Introduction to Microbiology Applied Cell Biology Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Year 2: Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology Principles of Biochemistry Advanced Microbiology Principles of Pathophysiology Final year: Applications of Biochemistry Analysis and Applications of Cell and Molecular Biology Applications of Pathophysiology Applied Biosciences Project

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not have Level 3 (A-level or equivalent) qualifications. We can considered on an individual basis provided that you have 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including English and Mathematics plus two years relevant work experience. Your application will be considered on an individual basis and the application is reviewed as a whole, which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and Personal statement that outlines your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University Group.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Applied Biosciences with Foundation Year at Coventry University - UCAS