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  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
4 Years

Why Study Health Care Sciences with us?

Health Care Scientists are essential members of the modern healthcare team and in collaboration with doctors, nurses and other professions allied to medicine aid in the diagnosis of disease.

This programme is particularly suitable for staff working in hospital pathology and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) laboratories. It is approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) as a qualification suitable for biomedical support staff and as a route into the IBMS-accredited BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences for those wishing to become biomedical scientists. 

This part-time Foundation Degree is specifically designed for technicians working in the Health Service or related laboratories. The course also provides the opportunity to top-up to an appropriate BSc degree programme, for example Biomedical Sciences, once the course has been successfully completed. The flexible delivery will allow students to complete single modules as part of an ongoing CPD (continuing professional development) programme, or completion of six modules to gain a Certificate of Higher Education, or completion of twelve modules for the Foundation Degree.

This programme is taught by an enthusiatic team of tutors who have considerable experience of writing and delivering distance learning materials.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.


From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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