Designed specifically for students without the standard qualifications required to study a degree in medical biosciences, this four-year extended Medical Biosciences degree programme includes a Year 0 (Level 3) foundation year.
Taught by experts in the field, this initial year of study focuses on the key principles of chemistry, biology and biochemistry. By equipping you with the skills and qualifications necessary to progress on to the Medical Biosciences BSc (Hons), this foundation year acts as your gateway to a career in the exciting and often ground-breaking field of medical bioscience.
On successful completion of the initial foundation year, you’ll progress on to Year 1 (Level 4) of your Medical Bioscience BSc degree and undertake a further three years of study. Taught in our state-of-the-art, £30 million Science Centre, the degree will see you study an engrossing range of topics including blood science, biochemical pathology and virology. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience during a 15-week work placement.
You will be given feedback throughout the course. Your practical skills will be assessed through coursework, while your data handling capabilities will be assessed through practical reports, problem solving exercises, poster presentations, and information abstracting and reviewing exercises.
Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to apply for associate membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry(AMRSC).
What our students say
“The best thing about the course: it was very interesting, which is very important. Your degree must be fun and acquirement of knowledge and skills must be effortlessly enjoyable. The lecturers were very professional… They all have shown great individuality, teaching capacity and intelligence, and some of them were extraordinary.”
After the course
A BSc degree in medical biosciences opens up a wide range of career avenues, and many graduates go on to enjoy successful careers in areas as diverse as medical research, bioanalytical medical genetics, forensic units and the pharmaceutical industry. The numerical, analytical and communication skills you gain during your degree are also highly regarded in other industries including marketing, administration and financial services.
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.