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 Bournville Campus

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)

*Subject to approval


Birmingham City University is currently going through a period of curriculum transformation which will finish in time for September 2017.This may affect programmes from September 2017 onwards.The aim of this review is to modernise BCU’s programmes and ensure the University reaches its targets of delivering practice-based learning that will deliver high-quality employability skills to our students. This may result in a change in the name or progression options for your chosen degree course. BCU and BCUIC will keep all students updated about these changes, and if you have any further questions, do please contact us.