You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BSc degree. Play a leading role in the prevention and treatment of diseases by studying our Biomedical Sciences with a Foundation Year course. Delivered at our recently extended, £71 million, state-of-the-art development at City South Campus, you'll develop a range of practical and analytical skills that will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in biomedical science.
Why choose a foundation year course?
By studying a foundation year in Health Sciences, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.
You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses and not just one particular BSc degree.
So although you are studying a BSc in a specific course – BSc Biomedical Sciences – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.
This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category - Health Sciences, allowing you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best.
- GCSE Three subjects at grade C/4 or above
- IELTS 7.0 overall with 6.5 minimum in all bands
Enhancing your employability skills
We'll develop you into a work-ready graduate. Employability skills are embedded throughout the programme that will enable you to succeed in careers in science, and which are transferable across a variety of graduate careers
You will also have access to the Universities Graduate+ programme which will provide you with opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities that will help to expand your employability attributes. There are modules in the programme that provide you with opportunities to develop employability skills on work placements or as part of research-focused projects.
You will have the opportunity to gain valuable work-life skills as part of a placement that will be relevant to biomedical sciences. You'll be offered a choice of placements in educational, industrial or research based settings, but we'll also encourage you to find your own placement that suits your interests and needs.
Academic Skills for Success
Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
Interpersonal Skills and Professional Behaviours
Introduction to Human Biology
Health and Well-being in Society
Fundamentals of Cell Biology
Essential Skills for the Biosciences
Introduction to Human Physiology
Research Methods in Science and Engineering
Clinical Biochemistry and Cellular Analysis
Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology and Drug Development
Exploring careers in Biosciences
Molecular Basis of Disease
New Technologies in Biomedicine
Control of Global Infectious Disease
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