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Applied Biosciences (Health Informatics) (FdSc)

Foundation Degree Fd(Sc)

The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Applied Biosciences equips graduates for careers in the NHS and associated healthcare businesses. This course provides key knowledge and practical skills, grounded within the biological and biochemical areas fundamental to healthcare and medicine. Topics include infectious diseases, molecular and cellular biology, elements of cancer biology, pharmacology and diagnostic approaches in the modern healthcare industry. You will receive training in advanced computational and data analysis, which is becoming vital to the NHS and its supporting network of partners. There are two pathways. Applied Biosciences has a broad modern science curriculum. Applied Biosciences (Health Informatics) explores the understanding and application of computational topics with a focus on analysing the large data sets of patient information that are beginning to aid the practice of medicine today.

To find out more about what it is like to study at an Oxford Brookes partner college, visit our partnership course pages.

Typical offers

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Solihull College

Course length

  • Full time: 2 years
  • Part time: 3 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: £4,500 2018/19: £5,010

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,200 2019/20: £9,000

*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:
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Funding and scholarships

Typical offers

You should normally possess the following:

  • a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points* from A levels or the equivalent L3 qualification; plus
  • four passes at GCSE (grades A–C), or O-level (grades A–C) normally including Mathematics, English Language and Science or equivalent level 2 qualifications; or
  • a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting, with a line manager’s letter of support and recommendation.

*Please refer to the UCAS website to see how UCAS Tariff points will be calculated. 

Students with appropriate and relevant Accreditation for Prior (Experiential) Learning (APEL / APL) will also be considered.

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.