University of Buckingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Sciences (with integrated Foundation) (3-year degree)

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Course summary

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The University of Buckingham is: o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) o Consistently ranked in the top 5 in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey) o Small group teaching focused – excellent student:staff ratio Biomedical science focuses on how cells, organs and metabolic systems function in the human body. Through this understanding of health and disease processes, new treatments and therapies can be created or developed, which makes it a very dynamic and exciting field of study. The 3 year BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences (with integrated Foundation) is a combination of our Biomedical Foundation followed by our 2 year BSc. It is designed for students who prefer to complete our 2 year BSc but requires additional modules to meet entry criteria for this accelerated degree course. It is taught on the Crewe campus (subject to contract) awarding graduates of this course a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences degree. This course has the same entry requirements as a Biomedical Foundation and the same advantages and progression opportunities of our 2 year BSc. This course is usually most suited to international students and therefore we have included an optional English & Academic Skills module taught in the first semester. This course is part of the Medipathways® suite of courses, specifically designed for students interested in progressing on to medical or dental school as well as other healthcare sciences and professions.

Course details


Year 1 (September – June) English & Academic Skills (L2) (Optional, Sept-Dec) Biomedicine I: Genes, Cells & Development (L3) Chemistry I: Atoms, Molecules & Reactions (L3) Measurement in the Life Sciences I (L3) Medicine, Disease & Society (L3) Biomedicine II: Tissues, Systems & Regulation (L3) Chemistry II: Periodic & Organic Chemistry (L3) Measurement in the Life Sciences II (L3) Investigation in Biomedicine (L3) Year 2 (September – June) Foundations of Medical Science (L4) Doctors, Patients and Health (L4) Molecular Cell Biology (L4) Brain, Muscle and Coordination (L4) Gut, Hormones and Metabolism (L4) Circulation and Fluid Balance (L4) Matter and Energy in Medicine (L4) Year 3 (July – August of following year) Integrated Pathology and Therapeutics 1 (L5) Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (L5) Experiments Data and Evidence (L5) Cell Signalling and Communication (L5) Integrated Pathology and Therapeutics 2 (L6) Genes, Disease and Identity (L6) Brain, Physiology and Behaviour (L6) Independent Project (L6)

Assessment method

The programme is taught using a range of teaching methodologies such as lectures, small group tutorial sessions, problem-based learning, one-to-one personal tutoring, seminars, practicals and personal assessments.

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

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. The University has, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals Group, acquired the former Manchester Metropolitan University’s campus at Crewe, Cheshire (subject to contract). The campus is a short, ten minute walk from the train station and off Junction 16 of the M6 motorway. The main campus is 40 acres and includes all the facilities of a modern university campus. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This 3 year BSc Biomedical Science (including integrated Foundation) course may be suitable for you if you: •Are a UK student who has not taken the usual entry qualifications for a medical or dental degree programme (i.e. you do not have A-levels in Biology and Chemistry or have not achieved the required grades at the first attempt). •Are a student with at least 12 years of schooling from their home country. •Are a suitably experienced mature student (i.e. an individual who has been working in a non-science environment and would like a change of career, or would like to refresh your scientific background). •Are an international student with good high school grades.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language we will ask you to obtain a recognised qualification, such as IELTS or TOEFL. The required IELTS level for this course is 5.5 overall (or equivalent) for international students with 5.5 in reading and 5.0 in listening and speaking.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £60948 Whole course
EU £38115 Whole course
England £38115 Whole course
Northern Ireland £38115 Whole course
Scotland £38115 Whole course
Wales £38115 Whole course
Channel Islands £38115 Whole course

Additional fee information

Home Students: The University of Buckingham is an alternative provider because we do not receive annual funding through the UK funding councils. Buckingham students are eligible for support from Student Finance England towards their studies: (1) An annual repayable Tuition Fee Loan of £6,165 (September 2019) paid direct to the University. Students are responsible for paying the remaining balance to the University for each term’s fees. (2) An annual repayable Maintenance Loan to help with living costs (the amount awarded is dependent on household income). This is paid directly to you after registration. The undergraduate fees can be found on our website at:
Biomedical Sciences (with integrated Foundation) (3-year degree) at University of Buckingham - UCAS