Biomedical Sciences with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want a career in biomedical sciences? Our practice-led BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences offers a unique insight into human life processes, as well as disease and health within the population. Biomedical sciences embrace a number of important disciplines, including physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology and genetics. These subjects are of great importance in the provision of healthcare, medical research and underpin the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. On this course you will learn about how the human body functions in health and disease, and develop an understanding of the diagnosis, management and treatment of a range of diseases. This degree emphasises critical thinking and independent problem solving skills, which will help you to navigate a successful career after graduation. Throughout this course you will acquire important practical and scientific skills and be taught in our state-of-the-art life sciences laboratories. In the final year you will undertake an independent Research Project where you will execute your own experiments under supervision. Graduates may go on to a range of careers directly or after further postgraduate training and study. These careers include medical laboratory assistant, trainee biomedical scientist, physician associate, working on clinical trials for drug companies, research assistant and research technician, marketing assistant and medical and scientific representative. Graduates may also use their qualifications to progress into teaching careers, as well as postgraduate study to obtain MSc, MPhil and PhD qualifications. Exceptional graduates may be able progress onto postgraduate Medicine and Dentistry. Foundation Year The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences with a Foundation Year course has been specifically designed to support your transition to degree-level study in Health Sciences. As a student, you will undertake a foundation year situated at level 3 study, which has been designed as a prelude to your chosen degree course, providing opportunities for you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding. Your learning journey through your foundation year will provide a secure platform on which you can build throughout your academic career in higher education. As part of the foundation year, you will explore and develop number of essential academic, interpersonal and professional skills that will help you succeed in your future degree level studies. On successful completion of your foundation year, you are guaranteed to progress on to the first year of the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences degree. If you are interested in progressing on to one of our other Health Sciences degrees, this will be subject to space available on those courses and meeting the relevant entry requirements, which may include passing an interview.

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City South Campus, Edgbaston
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Welsh Baccalaureate: 80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Required subjects: Science. OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications: 80 UCAS tariff points. Accepted subjects: Applied Science.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5overall with no less than 6.0 in each band.

If you do not meet the required IELTS score, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English courses. Please note that you must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) to study on the pre-sessional English course.

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
EU £16085 Year 1
International £16085 Year 1

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Biomedical Sciences with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS