About this course
Based around the biomedical sciences, the Certificate of Higher Education Premedical Sciences gives you the knowledge and qualifications to progress to studying medicine or another related honours degree course. It can lead to many different employment opportunities including research and development work in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, as well as a career as a doctor.
This challenging one year international Premedical Sciences course has been co-developed by UWE Bristol and St. George's University(SGU), in Grenada, West Indies. Taught at Bristol, it provides an exciting route for students with A-level science qualifications or the equivalent to gain the knowledge and entry qualification for progression to the high quality, internationally recognised, four year Medical Programme at SGU. Alternatively, you will also have the option to join the BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science at UWE, gaining entry onto the second year of the course.
After successfully completing the course you will be awarded a UK Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE), which can lead you to a large choice of careers from positions in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors to roles in research and education. As well as progression onto the SGU Medical Programme, your qualification enables advanced entry for degree courses at UWE Bristol, including Biomedical Sciences.
- GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C or above, or Grade 4 under newly reformed GCSE grading, in English Language, Mathematics and Double Science, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
- A-level subjects: Grades ABB in Biology, Chemistry, and either Physics or Mathematics.
- Baccalaureate IB: 32 points, with a minimum grade of 5, 5, 5 in higher level Biology, Chemistry, and either Physics or Mathematics.
English Language Requirement:
- Applicants whose first language is not English should have an overall IELTS score of 7 with a minimum of 6 in each element.