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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 one of Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Social Science at Grade B General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project not accepted.

AS

A,E

A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma. To obtain a minimum of 80 points Must include one of Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science or Psychology at Grade B General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project not accepted

Full Award in Health and Social Care or Science related pathway of 45 credits at level 3. The remaining 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Within the level 3 credits, a minimum of 15 must be achieved at merit or distinction including 9 in science or health subjects. Must have Mathematics and English Language GCSE at 4 or equivalent prior to application. Non Health & Social Care or Science Pathways not accepted. GCSE equivalents only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent'. GCSE science is not required for Access students. GCSE equivilences only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent' GCSE science is not required for Access students.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 subjects at grade 4 must include Mathematics, English language and science subjects Must have been achieved at the point of application

HNC (BTEC)

P

Science relevant Subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Science relevant Subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of 11 points from two Higher Level subjects, will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 80 tariff points, achieved in four 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 H5/D1).

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points. Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

D*D

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

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

DM

Applied Science Not including Early Years

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points. Applied Science Not including Early Years

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

MMP

Applied Science Not including Early Years

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points. Applied Science Not including Early Years

Achieve a minimum of 80 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 Society, Health and Development, Science or equivalents

UCAS Tariff

80
38%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

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

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

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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