Biomedical Science (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

Our Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) degree with a foundation year will prepare you for study at undergraduate level, while providing you with scientific knowledge of biomedical science and disease processes.

Course details

This four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0) is ideal if you can’t meet the Biomedical Science entry requirements or don’t hold the traditional qualifications needed to enter the three-year undergraduate degree.

  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

On our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons), we’ll help build your knowledge and understanding of the molecules, structures, systems and processes that underpin normal cell, tissue and body functioning. You’ll be able to critically evaluate and develop ideas on issues, methodologies and processes within the biomedical science field.

During your degree you’ll be supported by experienced tutors and a number of other services at the University to help you settle in, progress academically and prepare for your future career. You’ll learn in an environment that is designed to foster confidence and motivation that will help you to succeed in your studies and beyond.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2). If you meet the UCAS points criteria but have obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas.

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Biology (core, 30 credits)
  • Chemistry (core, 30 credits)
  • Foundation Year Project (Biosciences) (core, 15 credits)
  • Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits)
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits)
  • Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Cell Biology (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits)
  • General Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • General Microbiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Professional Studies (core, 15 credits)
  • Blood Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Infection Science 1 (core, 15 credits)
  • Infection Science 2 (core, 15 credits)
  • Methods of Bioanalytical Analysis (core, 15 credits)
  • Tissue Science 1 (core, 15 credits)
  • Tissue Science 2 (core, 15 credits)
  • Ethics for Science (option, 15 credits)
  • Infection Control (option, 15 credits)
  • Parasitology (option, 15 credits)
  • Work Placement (for Life Sciences) (option, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Blood Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Infection Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Tissue Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)
  • Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Systems Pathology (core, 15 credits)
  • Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits)
  • Genomics (option, 15 credits)
  • Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits)
  • Virology (option, 15 credits)