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BSC (Hons), with a Foundation Year

Course Overview

Studying Biomedical Science is an exciting introduction to the core scientific concepts and principles that underpin the study of science at degree level.

You will encounter a wide range of thought-provoking concepts whilst building a comprehensive base of scientific knowledge.

Through a combination of lectures, practical exercises and problem-solving seminars you will learn the foundations of the subject. With highly experienced staff you will cover key concepts in the areas of maths and data handling, biology, chemistry and applied science. As well as covering core content you will be given the opportunity and support to develop independent learning methods whilst learning the key skills required for progression onto further degree-level study.

Course Content

The Degree Foundation Year is made up of 6 modules comprising:

  • Applied Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths and Data Handling
  • Academic and Digital Skills
  • Communicating Science Project


Everyone was very welcoming and has supported me in my studies throughout my time here. I have gained so much confidence in my abilities and have found my passion for Biomedical Sciences.

Cameron Sharp

Studied: Biomedical Sciences Degree Foundation Year


Academic Commitment

Foundation year of 4-year full-time course. 

Informed by the course content, you will be taught through a combination of lectures, practical sessions and problem-solving seminars, which will amount to approximately 20 hours per week. To support your development, you will also be expected to undertake approximately 13 hours per week of independent study.


Your progress will be assessed through exams, coursework and presentations. Teaching will take place at The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and laboratories in the Staffordshire University Science Centre.

Where Courses Become Careers

By successfully completing the Biomedical Science Degree Foundation Year you will progress onto level 4 of the Biomedical Science degree or onto one of Staffordshire University’s other undergraduate science degree courses.  These could be:

  • Biological Science, with an optional pathway chosen from:
    • Ecology and Environmental Management
    • Genomics
    • Pharmacology
    • Pre-med
  • Forensic Science

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is 48 UCAS points, made up of Level 3 equivalent qualifications, including A Level and BTEC courses. Additionally, we welcome applications from people with a variety of qualifications, skills and experience. Each application will be assessed on their individual merits.

tuition fees

Full-time students enrolling on the Foundation year of a Degree in 2021 will pay a tuition fee of £5,950.

Levels 4–6 (Years 2–4) of the BA/BSc (Hons) will be charged at Staffordshire University’s standard rate.


For more information, and to apply, visit this link and select the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College option.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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