About the course

This programme has been designed to provide students with the skills required for working in relevant laboratories within the field biomedical sciences. The programme is closely linked with the corresponding degree pathway of the University of Greenwich, and successful students will transfer to the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme at the University in their final year. It can be studied on either a full or part-time basis.

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UCAS code

Full time programme (2 years):

  • B900
  • You must apply for this course via www.ucas.com
  • The university code for University of Greenwich is G70

Part time programme (3 yrs):

  • You must apply directly to the University of Greenwich for this course.
    To apply, click here: University of Greenwich

What you will study

  • Fundamental biology and physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry for life sciences
  • Medical science
  • Cell biology and immunology
  • Bioanalytical techniques
  • Metabolism and disease
  • Microbiology and genetics
  • Physiological systems and regulation
  • Cellular and molecular pathology


  • Assessment methods are varied and include practical work, assignments, essays, presentations, short tests and examinations.

Entry requirements

  • You will require a minimum of 72 UCAS points
  • Level 3 science qualification
  • 5 GCSEs - grades A*-C / 9-4 including English and maths
  • Applications from students with specific vocational, professional and other qualifications (for example NVQs or suitable Access courses) are judges on merit according to the relevance of such courses serving as preparation for the programmes.
  • Selection is by interview and interview and internal tests if necessary

Applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa need to provide an IELTS 6 with minimum required component scores 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Costs and loans

  • The Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course
  • You are advised to buy your own lab coat and safety spectacles

Moving forward

  • Full degree at University of Greenwich
  • Employment

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