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Foundation Year in Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The Foundation Year in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental and Public Health is offered at Middlesex University as an entry route to a biology, biomedical sciences, environmental or public health degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study. 

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Why study the Foundation Year in Science at Middlesex University?

You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course. If you complete this year successfully you progress directly to one of our three-year degree courses in this subject area. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high and in fact have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates.

The Foundation Year is for you if:
  • you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree
  • you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study
  • you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Life Sciences
  • SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology)
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Chemistry 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

  • Prior achievement in awarded qualifications
  • Predicted achievement in qualifications currently being studied
  • Personal statement or statement of purpose, for evidence of motivation and commitment to the chosen subject area(s)
  • Reference(s), for confirmation of academic potential and personal qualities
  • Details of time spent at another Higher Education (HE) institution, even if the course was not completed.
  • In addition to the above, some programmes of study may also use additional methods to assess the suitability of an applicant, as follows:

  • Portfolio of work
  • Audition
  • Interview
  • Work experience, evidenced by a CV and/or references
  • A skills or admissions test
  • Set piece of work
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      9250 GBP/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      9250 GBP/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for London

    • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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