Bournemouth University

Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year - Wiltshire College & University Centre, Salisbury campus) Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Delivered at Wiltshire College and University Centre's Salisbury campus, the aim of this course is to prepare you for work in a scientific environment, such as Biological, Biochemical or Chemical. Although you could enter the world of work with your Foundation Degree, there is the opportunity to top-up your skills and knowledge to a BSc (Bachelor’s degree) after a third year of study.

Year one of the FdSc in Biomedical Science lays the foundation for the units in years two and three. The number of students at any one year will be relatively small so everyone will have maximum support from each module and personal tutor. There’s a module in year one to help you research current topics in your area of study. Although there is no work experience as part of the course, there is a Work Related Project to be completed in year two which may require you to liaise with a local company or organisation and apply your knowledge to a live, relevant topic or issue.

Overall, the course is intended to produce students who are ‘fit for work’ with the theoretical and practical knowledge which would benefit any employer in the biomedical science field.

Course details


Year one: Introduction to Biomedical Science; Fundamental Chemistry; Essential Biology and Physiology; Mathematics for Science; Academic Writing Skills; Practical Laboratory Skills. Year two: Professional Development Portfolio; Molecular Biology; Work Related Project; Further Chemistry; Bioanalytical Techniques; Immunology.

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Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Applicants should either be young learners aged from 18 to 21 who have not engaged in post-16 education but whose experience since leaving full-time education may have helped to equip them for further study. Alternatively, either applicants aged over 21 who are mature learners with no formal qualifications or learners with A Levels (or equivalent) which were obtained more than three years ago are welcome to apply. It is desirable for applicants to have achieved a grade C (4) or greater in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,200 Year 1
EU £8,200 Year 1
International £14,500 Year 1
England £8,200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,200 Year 1
Scotland £8,200 Year 1
Wales £8,200 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fee for the foundation year is £6,000 for UK/Channel Islands/EU students; £14,500 for non-EU students.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB

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