Foundation prospectus

Biomedical Science, Foundation Degree (LSEC, Bromley Campus)

Start your career in biomedical science with this two-year foundation degree, which covers a range of subjects from microbiology to genetics.



  • 2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

The Foundation Degree in Biomedical Science is a two-year full-time course which has been designed in collaboration with the University of Greenwich and employers to provide students with the skills required for working in relevant laboratories.

The course is closely linked with the corresponding degree pathway of the University of Greenwich, and upon completion successful students may transfer to the BSc Hons Biomedical Science at the university.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact for more information.

Entry requirements

72 UCAS points with at least one A-level in biology and/or chemistry or equivalent.

Plus, at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (9-4), including English language/literature and mathematics, or equivalent qualifications.

Alternatives to A-level:

  • A science-related BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) at MMP.
  • A science-related BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF) at DM.
  • Specific vocational, professional and other qualifications (e.g. NVQs, or suitable Access courses) are judged on merit according to their relevance as preparation for the course.
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APL or APEL respectively).
  • Students with EU or overseas qualifications may be admitted according to the current university guidelines. Normally a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required for overseas students whose first language is not English.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information


Assessment is via assignments, essays, practical work, tests, workplace assessment and examinations.


Students have the option to progress to the final year of the BSc Hons Biomedical Science programme at the University of Greenwich. Alternatively, students can be employed in scientific laboratories.

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