University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Foundation in Clinical Sciences/Medicine

Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

This course is designed to help students access a range of science and health courses – including Medicine Entry onto the Foundation in Clinical Sciences/Medicine course provides students a unique and exciting opportunity to study science and health modules in preparation for future progression onto the BSc (Hons) Clinical Sciences and to support an application to Medical School. Typically 40 offers to study Medicine are made to Foundation in Clinical Sciences/Medicine students each year. The course is aimed at a wide range of students including those with a science background or with non-science qualifications. The aim of the Foundation year is to provide you with an integrated knowledge and understanding of science and health-related issues, putting you in an excellent position to apply to medical school or a variety of courses leading to careers within the health sector or pharmaceutical industries. On completion of the Clinical Sciences Foundation Year, many students have progressed to Medical School and the BSc (Hons) in Clinical Sciences. Students have also accessed many healthcare sciences programmes leading to careers including: *Physiotherapist *Biomedical Scientist *Physician Associate *Healthcare Manager An important focus of the Foundation Year is to encourage progression into medicine and healthcare education. In addition to progression onto the BSc (Hons) in Clinical Sciences, we have developed a partnership with Sheffield Medical School so that the Foundation year provides a formal opportunity for widening participation students to apply to enter the MBChB at Sheffield. In addition to our formal relationship with Sheffield Medical School, the high quality of our Foundation Year means that it is also recognised by other medical schools. Students have applied successfully to Leeds, Hull York (HYMS), Brighton and Sussex (BSMS), and Norwich (UEA) medical schools. Please check individual medical school websites for more information relating to their entry requirements.

Course details


Foundation Year: Biology for Clinical Sciences (core), Chemistry for Clinical Sciences (core), Health and Society (core), Laboratory and Study Skills for Clinical Sciences/Medicine (core), Personal and Professional Development (Foundation) (core), Special Studies (Foundation) (core)

Assessment method

The learning, teaching and assessment strategies recognise the wide diversity of educational backgrounds with which students may enter the programme and the different exit points of students and graduates. Consequently, a variety of teaching and learning opportunities and assessment methods are used to reflect the differences in learning styles between students and to address the various learning outcomes for the programme. You are expected to demonstrate greater autonomy in your learning as you progress through the programme. Formative assessments are embedded throughout the programme to monitor your progress . Your knowledge and understanding and discipline skills are developed through lectures, practicals, groupwork, seminars, tutorials and computer-assisted and self-directed learning. Case studies, groupwork, individual assignments, verbal presentations, problem-based learning and a reflective portfolio will be used to develop your personal transferable skills in self-directed learning and reflective practice in preparation for lifelong learning.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications will be screened for evidence of your academic potential, motivation and interpersonal skills plus the experiences and qualities necessary for a future healthcare professional. All short-listed candidates will be invited to a selection day. Applicants interested in using Foundation Clinical Sciences to apply to Medicine should contact the University for further information. The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English Language requirements for International and EU applicants: IELTS test with an overall score of 6.5 with no sub-test less than 6.0 (or equivalent). For international applicants who require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study, this needs to be a UKVI approved IELTS test.

Additional entry requirements



Please note, applicants that wish to progress from the Foundation Year to MPharm Pharmacy (B230/B231) at the University of Bradford will require satisfactory Medical and Disclosure and Barring Service checks in order to progress.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

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 £21124 Year 1
International £21124 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Foundation in Clinical Sciences/Medicine at University of Bradford - UCAS