Our Healthcare Sciences pathway is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in medicine or medical sciences. Students who successfully complete the programme can join a Medical Sciences foundation year at selected universities.

The programme is:

  • Regulated by Ofqual under the Regulated Qualifications Framework
  • Quality assured and well established in the UK and worldwide
  • Recognised as a valuable university preparation qualification

The qualification is designed for speakers of English as a foreign language who are seeking to gain entry to Higher Education qualifications taught and assessed in English.

// University Progression

Students who successfully complete the programme can join a Medical Sciences Foundation at the following universities:

Keele University will consider applications from L3IFDHES Healthcare Sciences students to:

• Pharmacy
• Nursing (Adult, Children’s, Learning Disability and Mental Health)
• Midwifery
• Physiotherapy
• Radiography
• Rehabilitation & Exercise Science
• Public Health undergraduate Degree programmes

And a route to Pharmacy in the UK with progression to:

MPharm Pharmacy 75% overall with 70% in each component + interview
BSc Nursing (Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, Mental Health Nursing) 50% average with minimum of 50% in maths module + interview
BSc Midwifery 60% average with minimum of 50% in maths module + interview
MSc Physiotherapy 60% overall with 60% in Biology + guaranteed interview for NCC applicants
BSc Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) 60% overall with a science subject taken + guaranteed interview for NCC applicants
BSc Rehabilitation & Exercise Science 50% average with a science subject taken
BSc Public Health 50% average with equivalent of grade 4/C in GCSE Maths (we will consider all International Foundation Diploma streams for this course)
Subject to an entrance exam, students can apply for:

MSc in Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Doctor (6 years)
MSc in Health Sciences, Doctor (6 years)
MSc in Health Sciences, Doctor Odontologist (5 years)
MSc in Health Sciences, Pharmacist (5 years)
BSc in Health Sciences, General Practice Nurse (4 years)
BSc in Health Sciences, Occupational Therapist (4 years)
BSc in Health Sciences, Physiotherapist (4 years)
Overall average of 50% and no less than 40% in any module. Optional L3IFDHES/IFD modules must be appropriate to the chosen degree programme; IELTS 6.0 overall (min. 5.5 in each subcomponent) or equivalent.

• BSc (Hons) Biology
• BSc (Hons) Biology with study in Europe, North America or Australia
• BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
• BSc (Hons) Chemistry
• BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences
• BSc (Hons) Human Geography
• BSc (Hons) Human Geography (sandwich)
• BSc (Hons) Human Geography with Study in North America or Australia
• BSc (Hons) Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
• BSc (Hons) Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with Study Abroad
• BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Molecular Biology
• BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Molecular Biology with Study Abroad
• BSc (Hons) Nutritional Sciences
• BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry
• BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Study Abroad
• BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Nutrition
• BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
• BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Human Physiology
• BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity and Health
The standard requirements for Medical Sciences Foundation Year are as follows:

• 80 points at A2
• 5 GCSE at grade C/4 including English and Maths, or equivalent
• IELTS 6.0 or IELTS 7.0 to progress to MBBS/MPAS

For applicants wishing to apply from the NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma, we require 40% overall or above from 8 Units and 2 Electives.

The below table outlines standard entry requirements for non-subjects specific courses:

UCAS Points NCC Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education
80 40% overall or above from 8 Units and 2 Electives
96 50% overall or above from 8 Units and 2 Electives
104 50% overall or above from 8 Units and 2 Electives
104 - 112 50% overall or above from 8 Units and 2 Electives
112 50% overall or above from 8 Units and 2 Electives
120 60% overall or above from 8 Units and 2 Electives
128 ABB 65% overall or above from 8 Units and 2 Electives
AAB 70% overall or above from 8 Units and 2 Electives
Overall average of 50% (Merit) IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5).

• BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Sciences
• BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition
• BSc (Hons) Sports Science

Overall average of 50% (Merit). Also requires an interview and IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5).

• BSc (Hons) Sport Science with Coaching
• BSc (Hons) Sport Sciences with Professional Football Coaching
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// Modules

The Programme consists of 8 modules:

  • Developing English Language Skills
  • Advanced English Language Skills
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Study and Communication Skills
  • Culture Studies
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology