Undergraduate Pathway in Health Science

Why study this pathway programme?
  • 99% of the University's Health Science students are in work or completing further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).
  • £41 million has been invested in an extension to the existing £30 million campus, housing specialist industry-standard facilities.
  • If you’re ambitious, this pathway can lead directly to an integrated Master’s degree: MEng/BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering


Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree





As of September 2020, the University’s fees will be changing to £12,800 per year of study.



Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
City South, Edgbaston

Stage 1: University Foundation


Click below for more information on each module

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Biology 1

  • Physics 1*

  • Design Concepts

  • Business Studies

  • ICT Skills

  • Biology 2*

*For Biomedical Sciences only

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

Click below for more information on each pathway

  • MEng/BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

  • BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition


Special entry requirements

  • Students entering University Foundation must have Mathematics qualifications at GCSE-level or equivalent with a Grade C/4.
  • Stage 2 First Year Degree: students must have Mathematics qualifications equal to GCSE Grade C/4 (or equivalent in a different qualification)
  • MEng offers can only be made if the student has successfully completed Mathematics with the required grades. If the student has taken Physics, they must have also passed this. Please check the entry requirements for further details. If students do not meet these requirements, a BEng or BSc can be considered.