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Bioscience (with Foundation Year), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Ipswich, United Kingdom
This exciting Bioscience (with Foundation Year) degree at University of Suffolk course aims for students to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of life processes through the study of a range of modules including molecular biotechnology, immunology, cell biology and biochemistry, and developmental biology.
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It explores cutting edge developments including stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Modules such as science communication and ethics and bioentrepreneurship and business bring a strong vocational focus to the degree. The Bioscience (with Foundation Year) course at University of Suffolk therefore provides an excellent background for further study and will be particularly suited to those who are interested in an interdisciplinary approach to biology.

The Foundation year provides a route for those who lack the required qualifications for the three year programme. The aim of the Foundation Year is to provide students with the subject knowledge, study skills and personal confidence to succeed at degree level in a bioscience subject. This year provides a supportive route to degree level study for students from a wide variety of educational and working backgrounds.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Introduction to Health Sciences
  • Mathematics for Science
  • Principles of Biology
  • Scientific Study Skills
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Physiological Measurements
  • Introduction to the Genome
  • Skills for Bioscience
  • Biology of Disease (optional)
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Research Methods
  • Research Statistics
  • Work Based Experience (optional)
  • Bioentrepreneurship and Business
  • Developmental Biology
  • Dissertation
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Regenerative Medicine

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

General studies will not be considered.

Applicants must also have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English, Maths and Science. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13330 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ipswich

  • 793 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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