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Pre-Bachelor Online

Biomedical and Physiological Sciences

University of Westminster

36 months
2400 GBP/module
1540 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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Aimed at Healthcare Science Assistants and Associate Practitioners, the Biomedical and Physiological Sciences course at University of Westminster will provide an opportunity to study part-time in order to obtain a qualification in line with current and future healthcare science workforce requirements.

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Successful students will be qualified to progress into an appropriate BSc Honours programme. The Biomedical and Physiological Sciences course at University of Westminster combines biomedical science and physiology undergraduate modules with work-based learning modules.

You will study modules containing human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and disease investigation. However, you will start the course with a study skills module to prepare you for online learning and a range of general course requirements. 

The course also contains a substantial element of work-based learning aligned to your professional responsibilities in your employing laboratories. Your course work will be assessed online, but you will need to attend University for formal examinations.

Career path

The course is approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science and suitable for anyone employed in a scientific diagnostic, research or production setting.

For those employed in healthcare science, the Foundation Degree in Biomedical and Physiological Sciences is a suitable qualification for Agenda for Change, Band 4 Associate Practitioner posts. 

Those who successfully complete the course may choose to progress to a full BSc award in Applied Biomedical Science or Biomedical Sciences, the former meeting the requirements for direct application to the Health and Care Professions Council register for Biomedical Scientists.

For diagnostic and non-diagnostic settings, this award meets the education requirements for Registered Scientist applications to the Institute of Science and Technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Critical Skills for the Biomedical Sciences
  • Human Physiology
  • Practice-based Learning
  • Applied Pathobiology
  • Biochemistry

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A levels – One A Level pass in a related science subject
  • International Baccalaureate – N/A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – Applied Science
  • BTEC Diploma – Applied Science
  • Access – Access course in Science
  • GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher level, GCSE Maths grade 4/C – IB grade 4

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2400 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2400 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • National

    1540 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1540 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • Tuition per 20-credit module.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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