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.

Awarded By ident
Biomedical Sciences (Degree Foundation)

Degree Timetable

To view the Biomedical Sciences timetable, click here.

Course Content

The Biomedical Science Foundation Year is made up of modules encompassing:

  • Applied Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Data Handling

    (Study skills are incorporated in each of the modules)

Academic Commitment

Informed by the course content, you will be taught through a combination of lectures, practical sessions and problem solving seminars, which will amount to 16 hours per week. To support your development, you will also be expected to undertake at least 18 hours per week of independent study.


Your progress will be assessed through two classroom based exams, two supervised practical sessions, 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.


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:

E: admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk