Life and Biomedical Sciences

Key information

  • This is a broad-based preparatory stage for one of a number of exciting and challenging undergraduate degrees at Dundee, such as Pharmacology or Molecular Biology. Once you have successfully completed this course, you will continue your chosen degree in the School of Life Sciences.
  • Leading scientists are involved both in the planning and teaching of courses at Dundee, and students benefit from up-to-date and well-equipped facilities for practical work. Summer research traineeships and industry internship opportunities are available and encouraged for all students.
  • As part of the foundation, you will be a student at the University of Dundee straight away. You will study on the same campus and use the same services and accommodation as other University students. The on-campus International College setting is close to University accommodation. In addition, you will receive special support from the ICD team, helping you settle into your new life in Scotland.
  • Classes are small and taught by experienced teaching staff with many years of experience. This means that you will receive individual attention and support from your tutors as you focus on improving your academic skills. In addition to the English modules you will be taking as part of this course to ensure you reach the required English level, you can also make use of the free English language support offered by the University after you finish at the College.
  • This program is available as a joint-CAS program meaning you will receive a single visa for the entirety -- 4 years -- of your program giving you greater freedom for work, remove the need for multiple healthcare fees, and other opportunities from the first year. Typical foundation programs in the UK require separate visas for different program levels.

English language entry requirements

IELTS: 5.5; 5.5 RWLS

Academic requirements

GPA: 2.0




January, September, November

BSc (Hons) Anatomical Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

BSc (Hons) Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

BSc (Hons) Forensic Anthropology

BSc (Hons) Geography

BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental Science

BSc (Hons) Microbiology

BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology

BSc (Hons) Molecular Genetics

BSc (Hons) Neuroscience

BSc (Hons) Pharmacology

BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences