International Year One in Biomedicine



Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of a three-year undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) Biomedicine at the University of East Anglia.

Key information

  • Learn the essential information about the physical and chemical principles that underpin our understanding of biochemical systems and cellular metabolism.
  • Become familiar with the key aspects of cell biology and how these relate to the physiology of living systems.
  • Develop a range of skills needed as a biologist and in future employment.
  • Learn why and how human disease develops, with an introduction to laboratory investigation, diagnosis, monitoring of disease and prevention.
  • Explore how information is stored in DNA, expressed, copied and repaired, and how DNA is transmitted between generations.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • Average classes per week: 20-30 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 17


Certificate of Higher Education (RQF Level 4) from the University of East Anglia.


Teaching methods

  • Lectures which are taught alongside current UEA students.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Practical exercises in laboratories.

Why University of East Anglia?

  • 100% internationally-recognised research environment in Biological Sciences (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • UEA gradutes have gone on to work at clinical laboratories, work in the pharmaceutical industry and have completed a PhD.
  • 50% of module credits are earned at the University of East Anglia alongside first-year students.
  • Utilise the brand new Building for Science and Engineering, comprising three floors of science teaching labs dedicated to biological sciences, as well as the Norwich Research Park and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on campus.
Start Dates September
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement


Academic requirements

Satisfactory completion of A-levels to the required standards or first year of overseas university degree with good grades or equivalent

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent

Dates & fees

September 2021 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 20 September 2021 - Fri 17 December 2021
Mon 10 January 2022 - Fri 25 March 2022
Mon 11 April 2022 - Fri 17 June 2022


Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Biomedicine-BSc (Hons)

40% in all UEA modules and 55% all INTO modules

65% in INTO Writing and Speaking assessments