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Biomedical and Physiological Sciences, FDSc

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Online
Aimed at Healthcare Science Assistants and Associate Practitioners, this course will provide an opportunity to study part-time in order to obtain a qualification in line with current and future healthcare science workforce requirements.


Successful students will be qualified to progress into an appropriate BSc Honours programme. The course 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Pathobiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Delivering Healthcare
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Advanced Practice-based Learning (40 credits)
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Medical Genetics and Genomics

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 36 months
      • Intensity Flexible
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    Students must normally have completed a full Level 3 qualification in  line with the University of Westminster’s admissions regulations:

    • One A Level pass in a related science subject
    • NCVQ recognised awards, including relevant GNVQ at Level 3
    • AVCE Science (single award)
    • Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in 5 subjects at Higher level
    • Pass in a link Foundation course
    • BTEC/SCOTVEC National Certificate/Diploma in Science.

    Equivalent qualifications and relevant professional experience will  also be considered.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2240 GBP/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2240 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
    • EU/EEA

      1540 GBP/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1540 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
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    Tuition per 20-credit module.


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