Canterbury Christ Church University
Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)
Canterbury Christ Church University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 10 graduates of Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) and other courses in Biomedical Sciences (Non-Specific) at Canterbury Christ Church University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Biomedical Sciences (Non-Specific).

Overall student satisfaction
67 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Medical Sciences

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Biomedical Sciences (Non-Specific) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27000 £32000 £33500
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £30000 £28000 - £37000 £29500 - £42000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Medical Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £27000 £35000
25-75 percentile range £21091 - £28004 £20500 - £34500 £27500 - £44500

Course Description

The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence.

Our BSc Biomedical Science has been designed to provide you with a broad understanding of the scientific basis of both human health and disease, and to help you learn the critical scientific skills that you need to allow you to succeed in a rapidly changing employment environment.

In our state-of-the-art laboratories you’ll develop the practical skills desired by industry employers and have the chance to undertake specialist training to meet your own individual career aspirations, including an optional placement, internships where available, and volunteer opportunities.

Several medically related disciplines are covered in this course, including anatomy and physiology, histology, genetics, biochemistry and microbiology. In addition to lectures, seminars, and workshops, you'll complete intensive practical weeks.

Top reasons to study with us

  • 100% of our students were satisfied overall with their course in the subject area of Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry. National Student Survey 2022
  • You’ll be taught by a dynamic team of research-active staff who are committed to providing a rich learning environment that is stimulating and fun.
  • Our Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab is located at Discovery Park, which is a thriving part of the South East’s life science community. Here you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists involved in research and development from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences industries.

Professional accreditation

Our course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degrees contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

Specialist facilities

Our Verena Holmes building, at the heart of our Canterbury Campus, houses impressive lab equipment, including a full set of science laboratories and an excellent team of highly qualified lab technicians to support you.

Location

This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.

Modules

For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) at Canterbury Christ Church University

100% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Three A Levels at Grade DDE or Extended Diploma MPP. GCSE pass in English Language at grade C or 4. Please see our website for information. https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Please see our website for information.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.0
    • International Foundation
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biomedical Science with Foundation Year, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25.

In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed

Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation
  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Canterbury Christ Church University in top UK and global rankings.

See all 15 university rankings of Canterbury Christ Church University

About Canterbury Christ Church University

Founded in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has two campuses for Undergraduates, with one being located in the urban setting of the town of Canterbury, Kent and the other in Medway. Students come from afar to take this university’s STEM courses in the subjects of Medicine and Engineering, as well as their more than 200 Undergraduate courses on a wide variety of subjects.

List of 365 Bachelor and Master Courses from Canterbury Christ Church University - Course Catalogue

Student composition of Canterbury Christ Church University

undergraduates:
16485
postgraduates:
1720
Total:
18205
  • Where to go in Canterbury with your uni bestie - Molly and Aimee's Student VLOG
  • Why come to Christ Church? Our International Students tell us!
  • CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FEEDBACK 1
  • CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FEEDBACK 3

Where is this programme taught

Main Site
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Biomedicine BSc (Hons) University of East Anglia 84% 0% 5% £9250 £26100 140 Norwich On campus Full-time
Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons) The University of York - - - £9250 £28800 - York On campus Full-time
Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons) Brunel University - - - £9250 £21470 £23615 - Uxbridge On campus Full-time
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) University of Brighton 60% 5% 16% £9250 £13842 128 Brighton On campus Full-time
Biomedical Science (Physiology) BSc (Hons) University of Aberdeen - - - £9250 £26100 £24800 - Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) De Montfort University 68% 13% 9% £9250 £15750 £16250 113 Leicester On campus Full-time
Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc (Hons) Brunel University - - - £9250 £21470 £23615 - Uxbridge On campus Full-time
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) University of Hull 90% 0% 2% £9250 £9250 £18300 £19500 115 Hull On campus Full-time
Biomedical Science with Foundation BSc (Hons) University of Westminster 58% 6% 7% £9250 £15400 107 London On campus Full-time
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) University of Huddersfield 84% 0% 5% £9250 £17600 162 Huddersfield On campus Full-time