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Course summary

Biomedical science is the fundamental building block of medical practice. Without a deep understanding of the body, healthcare practitioners cannot diagnose and treat illnesses and diseases, such as cancer. At Kent, we equip you with the skill set you need for a successful career within the world of biomedical science or beyond. Biomedical Science with a Foundation Year is an excellent conversion course for applicants who don't meet the academic requirements for direct entry but have shown academic ability in non-science subjects. Accreditation Our Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). Our four-year Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year programme has Advanced Accreditation. Students graduating from RSB recognised courses are eligible for associate membership and are entitled to two years’ membership at half price.

  • Hear from Biomedical Science student, Nivedita and academic, Dr Jill Shepherd, as they talk about the course and what it’s like to be a Biomedical Science student at Kent:
  • Find out about our ground-breaking research and how it’s impacting the world we live in:
  • Gain real-world experience, with behind the scenes visits to hospitals, that will highlight how you could use your skills.
  • Focus on your future with the chance to take a paid Summer Studentship after your second year, giving you valuable hands-on experience in our research labs.
  • Study in industry standard laboratories, with our well-equipped facilities, providing an excellent environment for teaching and research.
  • Get involved with science outside of the lab by joining Kent BioSoc. This student-run society holds a seminar series, academic talks, trips and social events.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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