Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Applied and Medical Science

Ulster University

Level 5


The course is designed to prepare you for a variety of careers across the Applied and Medical Sciences industries, through gaining the required skills and knowledge. It will provide you with specific practical, professional and transferable skills in analysis, organisation, design, teamwork, and communication. The course aims to prepare you to progress onto Honours degree programmes or to directly enter employment within the diverse science sector.


Duration: Session dependent
Hours per Week: Session dependent
Total Hours: Session dependent
Day(s): Session dependent
Start Time: Session dependent
End Time: Session dependent

Additional Information

During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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Course Content

Course Modules Year 1: Skills for Applied and Medical Sciences; Introduction to Human Biology and Disease; Introductory Chemistry; IT and Biostatistics; Introduction to Lab Practice in Applied and Medical Sciences; Physiology and Anatomy. Course Modules Year 2: Chemistry; Professional Practice in Applied and Medical Sciences; Cell Biology; Labs Skills and Safety; and Work Placement.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be carried out through coursework, practical assessments, short class tests and end of module examinations, throughout the duration of the course. There are also two short work placements which will be assessed.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the course, several progression opportunities exist. Learners can continue on to Ulster University to complete a full or part-time degree: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition or BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition. Learners can normally progress onto the second year of these programmes. There is also a Distance Learning degree BSc (Hons) Applied Biosciences (Healthcare Sciences), where Learners can progress onto the final year.

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Entry Requirements

Two Grade C-D passes at A Level or above, BTEC National Diploma in relevant subject with majority grades at merit level, Irish Leaving Certificate grades minimum BCCC, Access course with 55% average or any other qualification deemed equivalent to the above. Refer to general entry requirements. International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Further Information

Tuition Fees Part-Time - £250 per module which includes your Ulster University fee. Full-Time £2600 which includes your Ulster University fee. Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE). / Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass* all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. / The minimum overall pass* mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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Course Costs

Total Fee Session dependent
Reduced Fee Session dependent

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Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 17 September 2018
Places Available: 25
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