University of Westminster
Biological Sciences with Foundation BSc (Hons)
University of Westminster

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 35 graduates of Biological Sciences with Foundation BSc (Hons) and other courses in at University of Westminster for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
74 /100
35 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in biosciences (non-specific)

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of 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 £24000 £22500 £27000
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £27000 £18500 - £26500 £21000 - £33000

Salary of all UK Graduates of biosciences (non-specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £30929 £35939
25-75 percentile range £20952 - £29144 £23857 - £42071 £28098 - £51622

Course Description

A degree in Biological Sciences from Westminster will provide you with the experiences and skills to support you in careers ranging from medicine, education and science, to law and management. The world-class education you will receive offers a flexible way to study the life sciences, and will enable you to tailor your course to best suit your end goals and interests. Biological Sciences at Westminster gives you the chance to grow and develop the lifelong skills sought by employers. The course enables you to focus on molecular science or applied bioscience, or take a route designed specifically toward your own interests. We offer you the chance to explore cutting-edge topics in molecular biology and genetics, microbiology, the urban environment, global challenges, pharmacology, and biological applications. With a passion for scientific enquiry, our modules are research driven. You will have the chance to select a final-year project, giving you experience in the latest methods and developments in medical and scientific research. The course is designed with flexibility at its core, which is reflected in the breadth of education you will receive and in the modern and dynamic approach to teaching and learning.

The Biological Sciences BSc has been designed to help you succeed in both scientific and non-science careers. The course is diverse and flexible, giving you the freedom to select modules and target your education towards your chosen career pathway. Alongside an excellent foundation in the biosciences through core modules, you will be able to explore the global challenges facing humanity and the planet – and the biological solutions to help overcome those challenges – through an extensive range of option subjects. The course is specifically designed so that you can follow a molecular science thread, an applied bioscience thread, or construct your own thread through the module choices. Learning and teaching opportunities are a mixture of face-to-face teaching (lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals), independent work, laboratory work and online support activities. The range of assessment methods includes exams, laboratory practicals, essays, blogs, posters and presentations.

Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement of membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Biological Sciences with Foundation, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

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 Biological Sciences with Foundation BSc (Hons) at University of Westminster

15% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Natural and social science professionals
15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Quality and Regulatory Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

64 - 80 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course.

64 to 80 UCAS Tariff points from the IB including English grade 4 HL and Maths grade 4

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5 5.5 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biological Sciences with Foundation, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Biological Sciences with Foundation 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
EU £14400 year 1
International £14400 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

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

Rankings of University of Westminster in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #58 
    • #76 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 22 university rankings of University of Westminster

About University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a publicly funded research university located in London, England. Beginning its existence as a polytechnic institute in 1838, it only became an officially recognized university much later, in 1992. Westminster’s primary campus can be found on Regent Street of central London, with its secondary campuses being in the districts of Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow.

Student composition of University of Westminster

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
  • International Student Life in London | Yi Xie Interview | University of Westminster
  • University of Westminster - Join Us in January
  • Why We Love Westminster | International Student Voice | Ep1 | University of Westminster
  • What Is The Best Part About Studying in London? | Off Campus Episode 3 | University of Westminster
  • International Students in UK | Nomhle - South Africa | My Westminster Story
  • International Students in UK | Shahbaz - India | My Westminster Story

Where is this programme taught

Cavendish Campus
map marker Show on map
Main Site - 115 New Cavendish Street
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc (Hons) Oxford Brookes University 79% 5% 0% £9250 £15500 108 Oxford On campus Full-time
Biology with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons) Swansea University 82% 0% 0% £9000 £19000 135 Swansea On campus Full-time
Biology BSc (Hons) University of Southampton 88% 5% 0% £9250 £21580 182 Southampton On campus Full-time
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation BSc (Hons) University of West London 85% 0% 3% £9250 £13250 105 Ealing On campus Full-time
Biology BSc (Hons) University of Keele 75% 0% 10% £9250 £17000 122 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Biological Sciences (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University 77% 10% 0% £9250 £16500 112 Poole On campus Full-time
Biology BSc (Hons) The University of Nottingham 73% 2% 4% £9250 £26500 149 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Biological Sciences with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) University of East Anglia 56% 0% 7% £9250 £21700 £22800 139 Norwich On campus Full-time
Biology (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) University of Worcester 93% 0% 0% £9250 £13100 102 Worcester On campus Full-time
Biological Sciences with French for Science BSc (Hons) Imperial College of Science 88% 5% 2% £9250 £36200 165 London On campus Full-time