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Birmingham City University

Biomedical Sciences with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: C90F

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Must include Psychology or Science subject at grade C A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or Level 3 equivalents Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project

AS

A,C

Must include Psychology or Science subject at A-level grade C or Level 3 equivalent Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3 with 18 credits at Merit or Distinction (of which 12 must be in a Science or Health related subject) If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold three GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Three subjects at grade C/4 or above must include Mathematics, English language and Science subject Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are accepted. BTEC Level 2 Diploma BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number and Communication Scottish Credit Standard Grade - Three subjects at grade 2 or above • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application

HNC (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 Must be in a Science related subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Must be in a Science related subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 88 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include Psychology or Science subject in Higher Level

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Applied Science, Psychology or Science subject

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

Must be in Applied Science

88 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the OCR level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Applied Science, Psychology or Science subject

88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Applied Science, Psychology or Science subject

88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Psychology or Science subject

88 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Psychology or Science subject

88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Psychology or Science subject

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMM

Must be in Applied Science

88 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Psychology or Science subject

88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Psychology or Science subject

88 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Psychology or Science subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Must be in Applied Science

88 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Psychology or Science subject

88 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Psychology or Science subject

Achieve a minimum of 88 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers). Must include Health and Social Care, Psychology or Science subject at Higher level or above

UCAS Tariff

88

Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Do you want a career in biomedical sciences? Our practice-led degree offers a unique insight into human life processes, as well as disease and health within the population. You’ll develop a range of practical and analytical skills, with the opportunity to put them into practice during an optional sandwich year work placement. Play a leading role in the prevention and treatment of diseases by studying this Biomedical Sciences with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons) course.

You will study a broad of subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BSc degree. 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.

So if you're interested in studying towards a career in healthcare, this could be the one for you! Get in touch or visit the Birmingham City University website to find out more.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
E

After graduation


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Medical sciences

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£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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