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Medical Bioscience (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Medical Bioscience (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year course that will provide you with the perfect start to your university education. You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of human health and disease as well as bioinformatics, molecular modelling, pathology and virology, equipping you with the skills you'll need to join the scientific community.

This course is ideal if you don’t have the entry requirements needed to start an undergraduate degree. The built-in foundation year will give you the skills and confidence to succeed in the following three years of your course and in your career upon graduating.

You’ll have the option to complete a 15-week work placement as part of this degree.

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More about this course

The preparatory year on our Medical Bioscience (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) will ensure you are fully prepared for the rest of your course. In Year 0 you’ll cover several key concepts in medical bioscience including the important functions of molecules in biochemistry, an introduction to human physiology, laboratory techniques, logical argument and basic mathematical concepts.

The foundation year is shared with several other science-related foundation courses, so you’ll get to study alongside other students who are interested in varying scientific disciplines.

Following your foundation year, you will study the same modules and content as those who study our three-year Medical Bioscience BSc (Hons) degree. As you progress through the course you’ll also have the option to specialise in an area that most interests you.

You’ll also be supported throughout the course by our academic staff. The following three years of your course will focus on mastering key scientific principles including anatomy, biochemistry, biology and physiology.

You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art £30 million Science Centre and Superlab. Our exceptional teaching and research facilities will help you gain practical experience in a realistic work setting. The combination of practical work experience and scientific theory will ensure you graduate ready to begin your exciting career in science.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through coursework assignments, reports, problem-solving exercises, information abstracting and reviewing exercises, poster presentations and seminar presentations.

Professional accreditation

Upon graduation, you'll be eligible to apply for associate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC).

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code C901
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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)

Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a grade D/grade 3 in English and/or maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.

Other applicants may have Level 3 qualifications such as A level, BTEC Extended Diploma or Access to Higher Education qualifications with high UCAS points and grades, but not in the relevant subject areas (biology and chemistry), which are required to study BSc programmes in the School of Human Sciences.

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Medical Bioscience (including foundation year) BSc (Hons).

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 Year 0 modules include:

·   Biochemistry
·   Biology
·   Chemistry
·   Scientific Studies

Example Year 1 modules include:

·   Anatomy & Physiology
·   Biochemistry
·   Cell & Molecular Biology
·   Chemistry (for Biosciences)
·   Laboratory Science

Example Year 2 modules include:

·   Human Immunity
·   Infection Science
·   Metabolism
·   Microbiology
·   Molecular Biology
·   Tissue Science

Example Year 3 modules include:

·   Advanced Infection & Tissue Science
·   Biochemical Pathology
·   Project
·   Bioinformatics & Molecular Modelling
·   Medical Genetics
·   Systems Pathology
·   Virology
·   Work Placement

After the course

This degree will give you many career options to choose from within the medical bioscience field. The combination of practical work experience and your understanding of science theory will ensure you have everything you need to create a successful career.

You could find employment in clinical immunology/biochemistry/microbiology, teaching, scientific publishing, academic/industry research or as a medical doctor.
Our previous graduates have gone on to work as laboratory analysts and assistants for companies such as LifeLabs.

The transferable skills you develop on this degree are highly valued by employers in many industries not within science such as financial services and marketing.

What is a degree with 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 can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like 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.

UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.

Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the online application.

Non-UK and EU applicants for September entry may apply via UCAS, but may also apply directly to the University via the apply online button.

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.

Visit UCAS for more details.

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