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Biomedical Science (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will prepare you for study at undergraduate level, while providing you with scientific knowledge of biomedical science and disease processes.

This four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0) is ideal if you can’t meet the entry requirements or don’t hold the traditional qualification needed to enter the three-year undergraduate degree. On graduation you’ll receive the same title and qualifications as those who study the standard biomedical science course.

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More about this course

On our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons), we'll help build your knowledge and understanding of the molecules, structures, systems and processes that underpin normal cell, tissue and body functioning. You'll be able to critically evaluate and develop ideas on issues, methodologies and processes within the biomedical science field.

During your degree you’ll be supported by experienced tutors and a number of other services at the University to help you settle in, progress academically and prepare for your future career. You’ll learn in an environment that is designed to foster confidence and motivation that will help you to succeed in your studies and beyond.

The foundation year is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge base in key disciplines, such as biology and chemistry, which is required throughout the biomedical science degree course. You will share this year with students from other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to learn alongside students with different academic interests and perspectives on the topics you study.

On completion of the foundation year, you’ll join students from the three-year biomedical science degree and study the same content. To learn more about the subsequent three years of your study visit the Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) course page.

If, at the end of your foundation year, you find yourself wanting to specialise in a different area of human sciences, there will be flexibility to do so.

Assessment

Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations.

Professional accreditation

The full degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and upon graduation you'll be eligible for Associate Membership of the Institute.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code B902
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2). If you meet the UCAS points criteria but have obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example modules include: 

Year 1: 

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific Studies

Year 1: 

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry (for Bioscience)
  • Laboratory Science

Year 2:

  • Blood Science
  • Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Infection Science
  • Methods of Bioanalytical Analysis
  • Tissue Science
  • Ethics for Science
  • Infection Control
  • Parasitology
  • Work Placement

Year 3:

  • Advanced Blood Science
  • Advanced Infection and Tissues Science
  • Project
  • Systems Pathology
  • Applied Immunology
  • Genomics
  • Medical Genetics 
  • Sandwich Placement
  • Virology

After the course

Our graduates have found roles in hospital and private medical laboratories, medical research, education and specialised laboratory work.

There will also be opportunities to continue your studies at postgraduate level on our Biomedical Science MSc.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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