Clinical Sciences/Medicine Foundation University of Bradford


Clinical Sciences at Bradford is an accepted and popular graduate route into UK Medical Schools and with transfer opportunities for widening participation students to enter the MBChB Programme at the University of Leeds. It is ideal for anyone who wants to combine an interest in science with knowledge and understanding of health and health-related issues. There is a clinical focus and strong emphasis on anatomy, physiology and evidence-based medicine with development of excellent transferable and research skills. This high-quality, multidisciplinary course has been designed to encourage students from a wide range of backgrounds to enter medical and healthcare education. The curriculum has been designed to help you develop knowledge and understanding, attitudes and skills that will promote effective lifelong learning and support professional development – essential skills for any graduate in today’s ever changing and developing world.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years

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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B991
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points 104 UCAS Tariff points to include at least 2 A Levels (or equivalent) in any subject at grade C, and a pass in any Science practicals. No more than 12 points from Key Skills or any other scheme can count towards the total points.

Plus GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry or Dual Award Science at grade C or 4 (GCSE equivalents are not accepted).
A level BCC Minimum of 2 A Levels in any subject at grade C and a pass in any Science practicals.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma As UCAS Tariff.
Scottish Higher 104 UCAS Tariff points to include 2 Advanced Highers in any subject at grade C plus Ordinary English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 104 UCAS tariff points to include 3 Higher Level subjects at grade 5.

Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
(Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 UCAS Tariff points to include 2 Higher Level subjects at H2 plus Irish Ordinary English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry with a minimum grade of C3, or Irish Higher English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry with a minimum grade of D2
Scottish Advanced Higher See Scottish Higher 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 the potential transfer to medicine at Leeds will also be asked for information relating to qualifying widening participation criteria. For further information about the widening participation criteria please see our website.

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)

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,420 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.