Undergraduate Pathway in Health Science

Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences is based in the City South Campus, which has seen a £41 million investment in new specialist laboratories.
Courses have been co-designed with employers, with work placements built in, and this pathway can lead onto a new integrated master’s degree in 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







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*

  • Mass Communications**

  • Design Concepts

  • Business Studies

  • ICT Skills

  • Biology 2*

  • Composition and Style**

*Biomedical Sciences & Sport pathways only

**Early Years Studies & Public Health pathways 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 Biomedical Engineering

  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

  • BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition

  • BSc (Hons) Health Studies (Public Health)


Special entry requirements

  • Students entering University Foundation must have Mathematics qualifications at GCSE-level or equivalent with a Grade C.
  • Stage 2 First Year Degree: students must have Mathematics qualifications equal to GCSE Grade C (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.