University of Suffolk
Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc
University of Suffolk

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Biomedical science is a well-established but nonetheless dynamic and rapidly evolving scientific discipline aimed at improving our understanding of human health and disease. This course utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to provide you with knowledge of workings of human body at molecular, cellular, organ and systems level. Having a strong practical focus the course will provide you with a wide range of practical and analytical skills relevant to a career in biomedical science and wider. The Foundation year offers the fundamentals of biochemistry, biophysics, anatomy, philology.

We aim to help you progress to an employment-ready graduate and hence the course is designed to also equip you with a number of transferable skills that are so highly valued in the current, ever-changing, employment market. The course benefits from a close working relationship with a local NHS trust and is taught by an international team of research-active academics. This ensures that the course is relevant to your future employment, is contemporary and at the forefront of science.

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 60 graduates of Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc at University of Suffolk for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Biomedical Sciences.

Overall student satisfaction
65 /100
60 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc at University of Suffolk

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc 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 £25000 £27000 £29000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £25000 £23500 - £32000 £24000 - £36500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Biomedical Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24010 £27000 £35000
25-75 percentile range £20530 - £26990 £20500 - £34500 £27500 - £44500

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biomedical Science with Foundation Year, BSc you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc at University of Suffolk

89% Other Health Professionals
2% Caring personal services
2% Managers, directors and senior officials

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Applicants are expected to hold A-level Biology at Grade C or above.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Tuition Fees Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14598 year 1
International £14598 year 1
Ireland £14598 year 1

Additional fee information

2022-23 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.

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, 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:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Suffolk in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Biomedical Sciences in the UK?

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About University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk is a publicly funded higher education institution situated in both Suffolk and Norfolk, in the East Anglia region of England. There are four campuses operated by this university in Suffolk, including those of Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, and Ipswich. Students also attend a site located in Norfolk, known as the Great Yarmouth campus. Prospective applicants can expect a career-oriented university, with traditional Liberal Arts degree offerings. When it comes to enjoying your free time, you have access to a varied selection of well funded and organised Clubs and Societies that take place on-campus, with high levels of participation.

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