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Applied Biosciences (Health Informatics) (BSc top-up)

BSc (Hons) - single

The BSc Honours Degree in Applied Biosciences is a top-up degree programme designed to enable graduates with a relevant bioscience Level 5 qualification to upgrade to a BSc (Hons) qualification. This programme extends your expertise in diverse areas of medically relevant topics including cancer biology, pharmacology and evidence-based medicine. Depending on your prior qualifications, you can also study infectious diseases or health informatics. 

Graduates of this course will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to pursue employment in a range of health-related roles including laboratory-based positions within NHS trusts at Band 5. Our curriculum allows for continued progression into level 7 (Master’s) courses and also for careers in research.

Typical offers

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Solihull College

Course length

  • Full time: 1 year
  • Part time: 2 years

UCAS code


For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200 2019/20: £7,350

Home/EU - part time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £3,675 2019/20: £3,750

*Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

Typical offers

Students will usually have achieved an average grade (GPA) of 55% in the Fd(Sc) in Applied Biosciences or an equivalent relevant related level 5 qualification of 240 CAT points, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.

Students who have not studied the Oxford Brooke University Fd(Sc) in Applied Biosciences will need to produce a transcript of the modules and learning outcomes they have studied on their level 5 course to allow credit rating by Oxford Brookes University and evidence coverage of sufficient comparable content to allow entrance to this BSc year.

There are limited places on the course and the above requirements are minimum requirements. Gaining a place on the course will also be subject to a successful interview and a strong UCAS application with an appropriate reference.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications may be admitted with APL (accreditation for prior learning) or APEL (accreditation for prior experiential learning) in accordance with university regulations.

Specific entry requirements

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Students educated in a language other than English need English language at IELTS level 6.0 in reading and writing.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements

How to apply

International applicants

Apply direct »

For full-time study you can also apply through UCAS.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Find out more

For full details about studying Applied Biosciences (Health Informatics), please visit the College website.