Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Science
with a Foundation Year

Explore biochemical processes in the human body and help to identify and treat disease.
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Course overview

Biomedical science is the fundamental building block of medical practice. Without a deep understanding of the body, healthcare practitioners cannot diagnose and treat illnesses and diseases, such as cancer. At Kent, we equip you with the skill set you need for a successful career within the world of biomedical science or beyond.

Foundation Year

This is an excellent conversion course for applicants who don't meet the academic requirements for direct entry but have shown academic ability in non-science subjects.


Our Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). Our four-year Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Year programme has Advanced Accreditation. Students graduating from RSB recognised courses are eligible for associate membership and are entitled to two years’ membership at half price.

Why study Biomedical Science at Kent?

Focus on your future.

You have the chance to take a paid Summer Studentship after your second year, giving you valuable hands-on experience in our research labs.


Real-world experience.

Go behind the scenes at hospital visits that highlight how you could use your skills.

Hear from Nivedita.

Biomedical Science student Nivedita talks about her experience of the course.

World-class facilities

Regular investment in our laboratories ensures you learn in a world-class environment.   

Ground-breaking research.

Everything you need to know about our Biomedical Science course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You explore the biochemical processes that occur in the human body, learn how they respond to diseases and how this knowledge can be used to identify and treat diseases.

How you'll study

Practical work is at the heart of our teaching and this allows you to gain skills that are in high demand in the industry. We give you extensive practical training and you spend up to two-and-a-half days a week in the laboratory.

Your future

Graduate with an excellent grounding in scientific knowledge and extensive laboratory experience. You'll also develop key transferable skills including research, critical thinking, analytical abilities and problem solving.

Biomedical science is a rapidly evolving field for the transformation of healthcare from disease prevention to tackling new threats. Career prospects in Biomedical Science are thriving due to the regular use of molecular biology and molecular diagnostics in healthcare.   

Helping your career plan
"Kent offers career help to all students even after you graduate. This is incredibly helpful as there is no time limit on when you can ask for help. "

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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