Apply for BioMedical Sciences With Foundation 2019 (UK)

Apply for BioMedical Sciences With Foundation 2019 (UK)



Course summary

Basically, Biomedical science is concerned with the detailed and evaluative  study of the human body, both in health and disease, with emphasis on the diagnosis and understanding of disease states and the mechanisms involved.

In Year 1 you will study the important fundamental sciences, including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and human anatomy and physiology. You will build on this in Year 2 to develop your understanding of a wide range of disease processes, combined with the principles of laboratory procedures used to aid diagnosis and treatment. In Year 3 you will focus on the study of the complex nature of disease as it affects particular biological systems and the laboratory procedures used in haematology, clinical immunology, cellular and molecular pathology, clinical biochemistry and medical microbiology, to diagnose and monitor disease. You will also undertake a major research project, which will enable you to develop the skills you need for genuine scientific inquiry.

Teaching includes tutorials, lectures and seminars, practical laboratory work and group activities. Assessment is through a combination of examinations and coursework (including essays, practical work, group work, presentations and reports).




Professional accreditation

The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).


The degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Honour’s graduates can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as Biomedical Scientists, provided they fulfil the additional HCPC requirements of competencies through suitable employment and undertaking the IBMS certificate of competence.



Entry Requirements

UK Standard:

Typical Offer

  • A Levels – DDE/CC
  • Access to HE Diploma – 64 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate – 24 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma/National Diploma – MPP/MM

We consider applications that reflect a mixture of Level 3 qualifications as long as they are equivalent to our typical offer requirements. Mature entrants without formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 overall, with 5.5 in each element.



Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 24 points

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 overall, with 5.5 in each element.


International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.




Career and Employability Service

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:
•    find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
•    discover international opportunities to enhance your employability
•    write effective CVs and application forms
•    develop your interview and enterprise skills
•    plan your career with our career consultants
•    gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring
•    meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events



How To Apply


Applying for a full-time course

To apply for a full-time undergraduate degree, simply click on the red ‘Apply’ button at the top of our course pages. You will be directed to the UCAS  (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website to make your application.

UCAS codes

When applying, you’ll need to enter the following codes on UCAS:

  • UCAS institution code – W50
  • UCAS code – this course-specific code can be found on our course pages, next to the red ‘Apply’ button
  • Campus code – please select ‘Main Site’ from the options provided on UCAS

Application fees

There is an application fee, which is payable to UCAS online or through your school or college. If you’re not at school or college, you can still apply through UCAS.

More information about the application fee and the application process can be found on the UCAS website down the link below.

Application deadlines

Our undergraduate courses start in September and UCAS accepts applications from 1 September in the year before you want to start your course.

All applications that arrive at UCAS by 15 January must be considered equally by universities.

Although there are no official deadlines for applications to the University of Westminster, we urge applicants to apply as soon possible and recommend that you apply at least 3 months before the course starts, particularly if you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. We process application forms until courses are full or teaching has started.

For more information on year and term dates, including exam periods, view our academic calendar in our link below.

Applying for a part-time course

To apply for a part-time undergraduate degree, simply click on the ‘Apply’ button at the top of our course pages. You will be directed to our application pages.

Our undergraduate courses start in September and many can be studied on a part-time basis. Details on the start dates and attendance options can be found on our course pages.

Entry requirements


Minimum entry requirements

Our typical minimum entry requirements for most undergraduate courses are as follows, but please also check the specific requirements on our course pages.

  • 3 GCE A Level passes plus 2 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics
  • 2 GCE A Level passes plus 3 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics
  • 5 passes in the Scottish Certificate of Education, of which 3 are at Higher Grade including English Language and Mathematics
  • 4 passes in the Scottish or Irish Certificate of Education, all at Higher Grade including English Language and Mathematics
  • a pass in BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or HNC/HND (the distinction/merit/pass profile will be stipulated in the conditions of our offer)
  • a pass in an Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum number of Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction (passes in English and Maths at GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent may be required)
  • a pass in Foundation course
  • an International or Welsh Baccalaureate

Note that even if you meet our minimum entry requirements, we cannot guarantee you a place on the course.

Interviews, portfolios and additional requirements

For some courses, you’ll need to attend an interview, complete a short assignment or submit a portfolio.

Details of these extra requirements are on each course page in the ‘Entry requirements’ section.

If your qualification is not listed or you don’t have formal qualifications

If your qualification is not listed, you may still be able to apply for our courses – just contact our course enquiries team via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

Applicants without formal qualifications are welcome to apply. We generally recommend that applicants without formal post-16 qualifications take a one-year access course to prepare for degree-level studies.

Recognition for prior learning or experience

If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere or have relevant work experience, you may be able to join a degree course part-way through (advanced entry).

If you’d like to request entry part-way through a course, make sure you state this clearly on your UCAS application form.

International applicants

For entry requirements, country visits and information on our representatives in your country, visit our country pages.

English language requirements

The English language requirements for our courses are provided on individual course pages as minimum IELTS scores.

If your first language is not English, you will usually need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each element, or a Westminster-recognized equivalent English language qualification.

For some courses, the minimum IELTS score will be higher, so please check individual course pages.

You do not need to take the IELTS test before applying, but before joining the course you will need to have attained one of the minimum test scores listed on our English language requirements page. You may also be invited to take one of our pre-sessional English courses.

University preparation courses

Our partner college, Kaplan International College London, offers a Foundation Certificate leading to entry to a broad range of our Bachelor’s degrees.


Students with disabilities

We encourage applications from students with disabilities and consider all applications on academic grounds. If you have a disability that might affect your studies, please indicate this clearly on your application form.

The procedure for admission of disabled applicants is in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, and you may be invited for an interview to discuss whether any special arrangements or equipment you need can be provided.

Some courses might be unsuitable for applicants with particular disabilities. If you are applying late, for example through UCAS Clearing, you may be required to defer for a year to allow the University to make reasonable adjustments.

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