Life Sciences for Subjects Allied to Medicine
Birkbeck, University of London
Key Course Facts
Our Life Sciences for Subjects Allied to Medicine Certificate in Higher Education will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to progress to degree study in the life sciences and subjects allied to medicine. This intensive programme also includes modules to help develop your study and research skills and to assist with your personal development and planning of applications for further study. You will gain an overview of the biological, cellular and molecular worlds, raising fascinating questions about their underlying chemical functions.
Birkbeck's School of Science provides state-of-the-art, specialist laboratories and facilities at the heart of academic London.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK, with a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research.
You will be taught by internationally distinguished experts, who work with governments and institutions around the globe to extend the boundaries of knowledge.
On successful completion, you may progress to the first year of a variety of degrees, including biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology and all health-related areas, such as radiography (requires biology with physics), pharmacy, osteopathic medicine, nutrition and dietetics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, veterinary science, herbal medicine, clinical sciences, biomedicine and biomedical sciences. Students who already have a good first degree in another area and achieve high marks in their Certificate of Higher Education studies may also be accepted by some medical schools.
Students who pass this certificate programme are guaranteed a place on our BSc Biomedicine programme.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Mphil / PhD
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Life Sciences for Subjects Allied to Medicine, CertHE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Life Sciences for Subjects Allied to Medicine CertHE
|England UK||£3375||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£3375||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of Birkbeck, University of London in top UK and global rankings.
About Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck, University of London (BBK) was established in 1823, and takes a different stance towards admissions than many other universities. Applicants are encouraged by BKK to apply even if they don’t possess the traditional qualifications normally required, as applications here are also considered based on an assessment of your knowledge on the subject, and any work experience you might have. Being located in the very centre of London, students will have all the advantages of the city’s public transport connections, as well as the chance to live in such a diverse and vibrant city with all that it offers.
Student composition of Birkbeck, University of London
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Bioscience HNC||Scotland's Rural College University||-||-||-||£7500||£15000||-||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Life Sciences for Subjects Allied to Medicine CertHE||Birkbeck, University of London||-||-||-||£6750||£6750||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Biology with Science (PGDE - Graduates only) PGDE||University of Strathclyde||-||-||-||£9250||£15150||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Bioscience HND||Scotland's Rural College University||-||-||-||£7500||£15000||-||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Biological Science top-up HND||Nottingham College||-||-||-||£8250||£9500||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Secondary Science with Biology PGCE with QTS PGCE||University of Huddersfield||-||-||-||£9250||£16000||-||Huddersfield||On campus Full-time|
|Analytical Bioscience PgDip||Birkbeck, University of London||-||-||-||£6780||£10920||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Biological Science HNC||Nottingham College||-||-||-||£8250||-||-||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Biology (PGDE - Graduates Only) PGDE||University of Glasgow||-||-||-||£9250||-||-||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Secondary Biology with QTS PGCE||University of Cumbria||-||-||-||£9250||-||-||Carlisle||On campus Part-time|