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Biomedical Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Foundation courses**A foundation year can develop your skills and make it easier to get started at university. It is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:You don’t have the grades for a full degree courseYou have non-traditional qualifications or experienceYou’re starting university after some time away from educationYou’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.**Life as a foundation year student**During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.**Why choose this course**- Select modules tailored to your interests, including advanced technologies in gene expression, neuroscience, pharmacology and toxicology. - Access our £10 million Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory to use equipment used by the NHS and research labs across the world. - Gain industry experience through our Professional Training placements and work with one of our partners who offer roles exclusively to students aspiring to become biomedical scientists. - Complete an integrated masters, which incorporates an additional research-focused year of study, to prepare you for a technical research career in industry or academia. - Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to work as a biomedical scientist in the NHS once you’ve graduated. **What you will study**In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to biomedical science, including bacteriology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, human physiology, microbiology and physiology, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree.During your second year, you’ll explore analytical biochemistry, pathology and virology. You’ll also have the option to study pharmacology, to gain an understanding of the effect drugs have on the various systems in our bodies, or microbial communities, learning about antimicrobial resistance and biofilms. In your third year, you’ll select two modules, exploring topics such as advanced pharmacology, circadian rhythms, immunology, microbial sciences and toxicology. You’ll study these alongside compulsory modules investigating cancer pathogenesis and treatment, the epidemiology of infectious diseases, our immune system and immunohaematological diseases, and pathogen interactions. You’ll also get the opportunity to work alongside a supervisor to conduct your own scientific research project, performing experiments, and critically evaluating data and literature.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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23,100per year

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 73

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    146 66%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    58th

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