The Bioscience undergraduate course is aimed at applicants that do not have ‘A’ levels or equivalent in Human Biology and Chemistry and who wish to apply for entry onto one of the following courses:
Other science foundation courses that cover a similar content may also be accepted. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of successful completion of their course.
Applicants may also apply to take our Human Biology and Chemistry entry modules for other purposes including meeting entry requirements for other health science courses. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm with another training provider whether they will accept the modules as entry to their programme. CNELM would provide the applicant with further information to share with another provider.
Physiology and biochemistry underpin nutritional science, personalised nutrition and nutritional therapy. Our undergraduate Bioscience entry modules in Human Biology and Chemistry are set at a level which assumes no prior knowledge of the subjects and gradually take you through the concepts including ‘A’ level concepts that are important for you to understand in order to join the above courses.
Bioscience Entry course start dates: Following course interview, course offer, acceptance and payment applicants can usually commence bioscience modules within a week.
BSc start dates: January, April and September
Entry modules required self-directed online learning with tutor support. This enables students to study the entry content at their own pace in time for an entry point to the BSc programme. Students have up to 12 months to complete the modules. Depending on progress and any extenuating circumstance students can apply to join a second year of study to complete the modules at an additional cost to retain student status and continued access to resources.
Further Information including Course Structure & Content
Course Length & Study Options
- Students are advised to allow approximately 120 hours of study-time for each of the two modules and regularly submit coursework for assessment.
- Both courses are coursework assessed enabling you to demonstrate understanding of these subjects.
- Both Human Biology and Chemistry courses should be completed prior to enrolling on the undergraduate degree programme. Subject to prior agreement it may be possible to start specific degree modules and/or elements of the CNELM Personalised Nutrition Practice Diploma that are not dependent on Human Biology or Chemistry whilst completing these courses. Students must have submitted at least 50% of the bioscience coursework and achieved grades 60% an over in order for combining completion with starting a degree module.
Please note: Entry courses must be passed in order to continue to progress with the degree programme. Fees paid towards the BSc and/or PNPD in this instance are non refundable if the student does not meet the requirements of the entry modules. We recommend that students complete both modules first.
For further information on our Bioscience entry courses, including module content and fees, please review our full Prospectus.