International Year One in Biomedicine

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of a three-year undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Biomedicine at the University of East Anglia.

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Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to modules designed to equip you with the skills you need for university.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each sub skill or equivalent

Age requirements: 17 years and above

Students commencing courses on a September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year.

Academic requirements:

Minimum of 72 UCAS points (DDD or CDE if C in Biology) which must include Biology at A level, excluding General Studies. Min C in Maths GCSE. Native language NOT considered. Recognised Foundation course with a minimum of 60% pass and including Biology.

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Scholarships

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of East Anglia, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £6,000 towards your tuition fees.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
18 September 2023 28 June 2024 3 Terms
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Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • Average classes per week: 20-30 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree

This degree focuses on the study of human diseases from a biological standpoint. From cancer to cardiovascular disease, you'll learn how to apply cellular and molecular techniques to treat diseases and enhance human health.

Discover a range of biochemical techniques in university teaching laboratories as you learn about genetics, antibiotic resistance, pathogens and human physiology, in topics including metabolic disorders, gastroenterology and many more.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree. Marks from the International Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, but help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
INTO UEA student Elizabeth, from Nigeria

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each sub skill or equivalent

Age requirements: 17 years and above

Students commencing courses on a September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year.

Academic requirements:

Minimum of 72 UCAS points (DDD or CDE if C in Biology) which must include Biology at A level, excluding General Studies. Min C in Maths GCSE. Native language NOT considered. Recognised Foundation course with a minimum of 60% pass and including Biology.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of East Anglia, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £6,000 towards your tuition fees.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
18 September 2023 28 June 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:
  • Average classes per week: 20-30 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree

This degree focuses on the study of human diseases from a biological standpoint. From cancer to cardiovascular disease, you'll learn how to apply cellular and molecular techniques to treat diseases and enhance human health.

Discover a range of biochemical techniques in university teaching laboratories as you learn about genetics, antibiotic resistance, pathogens and human physiology, in topics including metabolic disorders, gastroenterology and many more.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree. Marks from the International Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, but help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
INTO UEA student Elizabeth, from Nigeria
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