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Biomedical Science with Foundation Year

Bangor University
4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Biomedical Science with Foundation Year

To prepare students for our Biomedical Science degree, our Foundation Year provides the basic, but essential understanding of biological and chemical principles that underpin the field. It is an ideal course if you have an interest in Biomedical Science or a desire to enter a related career but do not currently have the necessary scientific background to enter our 3 year program.

The Foundation Year is also designed to prepare students for our other undergraduate degree programs, B100 Medical Sciences, B113 Medical Biochemistry and B103 Medical Biology and there is the possibility to transfer onto one of these programs, subject to successfully passing the Foundation Year.

The Biomedical Science program will provide a multi-disciplinary perspective of the current and developing field of pathology, medical genetics and disease management. This program will provide students with a broad basis of scientific knowledge regarding human health and disease, of importance in modern day diagnostics.

Admission requirements

For 2020 Entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 48 tariff points from Level 3 qualification(s)* e.g.

  • A Levels (including: AS-levels, General Studies)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • BTEC Diplomas and Certificate are accepted and Cambridge Technical Diplomas / Certificates
  • Cambridge Technical Diplomas and Certificates
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Scottish Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate is accepted

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

year 0

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Biology for Medical Sciences
  • Chemistry for Medical Sciences
  • History of Medicine
  • Humans: Structure & Function
  • Intro to Academic Skills
  • Intro to Laboratory Skills
  • Numeracy for Medical Sciences

Semester 2

  • Biology for Medical Sciences
  • Chemistry for Medical Sciences
  • History of Medicine
  • Humans: Structure & Function
  • Intro to Academic Skills
  • Intro to Laboratory Skills
  • Numeracy for Medical Sciences

year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Foundation-Molecules and Cells
  • Key Skills in Medical Science
  • Good Laboratory Practice Core
  • Biomedical Practicals Core
  • Physiology (& Anatomy) Core
  • Introduction to Microbiology Core
  • Foundations in Chemistry

Semester 2

  • Foundation-Molecules and Cells
  • Foundation in Therapeutics
  • Key Skills in Medical Science
  • Biomedical Practicals
  • Physiology (& Anatomy)

year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Human Immunology Core
  • Haematology & Transfusion Core
  • Basic Clinical Biochemistry Core
  • Molecular Biology & Biochem
  • Cell and Molecular Pathology
  • Vocational and Research Skills

Semester 2

  • Medical Microbiology Core
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology & Biochem
  • Cell and Molecular Pathology
  • Vocational and Research Skills

year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Research Project (40) Core
  • Microbiology&Human Disese Core
  • Pathophysiology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Drug Development

Semester 2

  • Research Project
  • Haematology Core
  • Clinical Biochemistry Core
  • Diagnostic Cellular Pathology Core

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Tuition fees

For more information please visit our website

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons) degree.

Career opportunities

Biomedical scientists are in demand by a wide range of employers in areas such as the health service, pharmaceutical industry, medical research, food science, public health and forensic science and the degree is also accepted by many universities for postgraduate courses in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.

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Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

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Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
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