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Applied Biosciences (Health Informatics)


Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

September 2020


Solihull college

Course length

Full time: 2 years

Part time: 3 years


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.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2020 / 21
Home/EU full time off-campus

Home/EU part time off-campus

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2020 / 21
Home/EU full time off-campus

Home/EU part time off-campus

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students 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.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

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 below.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

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.

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.

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

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate 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.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.