Biomedical Science with Foundation Year
University of Keele
Key Course Facts
Salary of Graduates in biomedical sciences (non-specific)
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|
|25-75 percentile range||£21000 - £28000||£17000 - £27500||£20500 - £32000|
All biomedical sciences (non-specific) courses of University of Keele
Salary of all UK Graduates of biomedical sciences (non-specific)
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£20530 - £26990||£20500 - £34500||£27500 - £44500|
All biomedical sciences (non-specific) courses in the UK
Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.
If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme, our foundation year can provide an alternative route into your degree. The course provides preparation for the academic skills required for degree level study, delivering the opportunity to develop the questioning and analytical skills required for progression into your chosen programme. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing the foundation year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.
We offer a September and January intake across many of our Foundation Year programmes with our January start point offering a compressed timeframe (January-July) but without the loss of teaching weeks or acceleration of teaching and content delivery. Unless otherwise stated, the UCAS equal consideration deadline for all undergraduate applications, except those with a 15 October deadline is 26 January. For our January 2023 foundation year entry, the application deadline is 20 December 2022. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a January intake for the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree with Foundation Year and other health-related Foundation Year degrees.
Please ensure that you are viewing the correct UCAS page for the entry point you are interested in. You can switch between the September and January UCAS pages by using the blue 'course options available' button above. We welcome direct applications for the January entry point. Contact our Admissions team to apply now. Telephone: +44 (0)1782 734010 Email: [email protected].
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
This multidisciplinary single honours programme enables you to integrate many branches of biomedical science to understand the molecular mechanisms of human health and disease.
At Keele, you’ll develop a deep appreciation of human disorders and diseases from a scientific and pathology practitioner’s perspective. Your studies will integrate human physiology, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, neuroscience, and molecular and cell biology, benefiting from research-led teaching. Your degree will be accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology, assuring you of the quality of the programme as preparation for a career in Pathology.
You may be eligible to engage in a placement opportunity which may include a one year work placement or a summer’s research in the UK or abroad.
Based within the School of Life Sciences, our excellent academic staff ensure that we remain at the forefront of international research. You’ll love working in our fantastic labs, working with state-of-the-art equipment and developing cutting-edge techniques.
Previous students have enjoyed our opportunities for studying abroad, industrial placements and international projects. It all adds up to superb preparation for your future career, whether you choose to work in industry, healthcare, research or academia, or go on to further study.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Biomedical Science with Foundation Year, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
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.
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 University of Keele
|20%||Natural and social science professionals|
|20%||Science, engineering and technology associate professionals|
|10%||Caring personal services|
|5%||Customer service occupations|
|5%||Managers, directors and senior officials|
|5%||Business and public service associate professionals|
Grading & Study Time
Students of the course received the following grades
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
We will also consider applicants who may not have traditional academic qualifications but have work experience or vocational qualifications.
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
This particular course
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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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.
Tuition Fees Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|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.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
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:
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About University of Keele
Established in 1949, Keele University is located in the rural setting of the large town of Newcastle under Lyme. The university’s facilities are all within walking distance from the centre of campus, including Union Square where students can find a Pharmacy, the Library, and even a student Post Office. Students can choose between an impressive selection of courses at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, as well as between five different modern and spacious residence halls.
Student composition of University of Keele
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||The University of Sheffield||80%||1%||5%||£9250 £9250||£24450 £25670||149||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science (with foundation year) BSc (Hons)||University of Hull||100%||0%||10%||£9250||£17550||93||Hull||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||University of Sunderland||77%||5%||4%||£9250||£13000||121||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)||Staffordshire University||89%||1%||5%||£9250||£14000||106||Stoke-on-Trent||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Biomedical Science (Pathology) with placement year BSc (Hons)||Ulster University||89%||0%||0%||£9250||£15360||136||Coleraine||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||University of East London||69%||3%||5%||£9250||£13320||117||London||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)||Oxford Brookes University||81%||10%||5%||£9250||£15500||139||Oxford||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Reading||78%||5%||7%||£9250||£23700||120||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)||University of Roehampton||76%||5%||4%||£9250||£13145||106||Roehampton||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)||Middlesex University||70%||5%||1%||£9250||£14000||110||London||On campus Full-time|