Applied Biosciences with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) (CU Coventry)

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Applied Biosciences with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) (CU Coventry)

The Applied Biosciences with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in the health and bioscience sectors.

The strength of the course lies in preparing students, who are unable to follow the more traditional route for a degree course in Applied Biosciences.

  • Students who complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Applied Biosciences BSc (Hons).
  • The Applied Biosciences BSc (Hons) degree explores life at all levels from chemicals, molecules, and cells to organ systems. You will also explore human health and illness and how they are managed in the context of contemporary research, as well as how populations, communities, and the environment influence health and illness.
  • Course content and assessments have been designed to help you develop both theoretical knowledge and understanding, as well as practical skills to enhance your career and academic opportunities.
  • Each year of the degree, the course is reviewed to ensure it includes the major causes of illness and death globally, as researched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as the major causes of sickness absence from the workplace, to give you a rounded understanding of the way disease affects human life.

Why CU Coventry

We offer a style of education that is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. Wherever possible we aim to provide career-focused courses, coupled with placement opportunities2 to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, so you have the opportunity to study topics in-depth and give assignments your full attention before moving on to the next

Entry Requirements

  • 40 UCAS tariff points. All Foundation courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English, and at least one A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

  • Students are required to have a UKVI IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill


Career Prospects

On successful completion of the Applied Biosciences with Foundation Year BSc (Hons), you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of biological and chemical sciences, including cell biology, chemistry and physiology. You will develop a core understanding within the sciences, with applications to industry and the health sector.
  • Develop appropriate research and analysis techniques, alongside the ability to undertake reliable scientific research activities.
  • Operate, lead and collaborate in a team to solve problems of a practical (experimental) nature and to provide appropriate solutions.
  • Apply appropriate presentation and evaluation tools to establish the significance of research data produced.

Course Details

The foundation year aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge relevant for successful progression onto a degree in Applied Biosciences. It also sets a foundation for your journey to employment, creating opportunities for professional and academic development.


Biosciences are a varied, interesting and important area to study and on the degree part of your Applied Biosciences BSc (Hons) we’ll explore technical theory from both chemical and molecular levels through to the human body as a whole.

Practical elements are another key focus of the course and you will be expected to perform advanced hands-on experiments which includes computer-based activities. Combining the two helps to solidify knowledge of the subject and prepares you for your career.

Foundation Year

Introduction to Health and Disease
Foundation of Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Cell Biology
Foundation of Chemistry

Year Two

Chemistry for Biosciences
Introduction to Microbiology
Applied Cell Biology
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Year three

Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
Principles of Biochemistry
Advanced Microbiology
Principles of Pathophysiology

Final Year

Applications of Biochemistry
Analysis and Applications of Cell and Molecular Biology
Applications of Pathophysiology
Applied Biosciences Project

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