University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

There are fantastic graduate career opportunities right across the Biological Sciences, from Medical and Healthcare Sciences to Forensics and Animal Biology. Our Biological Sciences courses have a strong practical emphasis, designed to prepare you for an exciting career. This applied approach gives you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and expertise to boost your graduate employability. If you don't currently have the entry requirements to go straight onto a degree in these subjects, then successful completion of our Foundation Year in Biological Sciences will prepare you for the next stage of your journey. The course has been carefully designed to prepare you to progress onto degree level study at the University of Worcester, and our expert teaching staff will support you throughout your studies here. If you study at the University of Worcester, you will find yourself part of a dynamic, forward thinking University with excellent teaching staff and first-class facilities to support you right through your studies. Key features

  • A friendly supportive learning environment with an open-door policy and support from a personal academic tutor
  • Carefully designed courses to help you make sure you have the right mix of skills and knowledge to progress
  • A strong emphasis on practical and laboratory work
  • Modern laboratories, specialist equipment and an inspiring environment for you to gain practical skills and develop your interests
  • Excellent teaching staff who are committed to helping students achieve their goals
Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • 20th for student experience and 23rd for teaching quality in the 2022 Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 3 in the UK for Quality Education in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B955
Institution code:
W80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For the BSc Hons Biomedical Science with a Foundation Year you should be at least 18 years old and have GCSE (or equivalent) passes in English Language. However, all applicants will be judged on their individual merits and we will take other skills, qualifications and life experience into account. We welcome mature students without the usual formal qualifications and will consider your application based on your suitability and preparedness to complete the course. The University will consider each application on its individual merits and will recognise a range of qualifications, including BTEC, access courses, European Baccalaureate and pre-2002 qualification such as GNVQ. Non-standard entry via the exploratory essay route is also available.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
89%
Student satisfaction
87%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
92%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) at University of Worcester - UCAS