Birkbeck celebrates another record year of top result and degree entry success as well as student achievement on the undergraduate Cert HE programmes in Life Sciences in Subjects Allied to Medicine. 

Birkbeck Cert Life Sciences  students have gone onto a number of degrees and institutions such as  Kings College London, Royal Veterinary College, Birkbeck, City University,  UCL, University of Kent, St Georges (Medicine), Brunel, Kingston, Hertfordshire, Portsmouth, Queen Mary, De Montfort, Royal Holloway, Roehampton, Southampton,  Manchester, Sheffield, Hull and  have gone onto a range of degree programmes including Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Nursing (Childen’s, Adult and mental Health),  Veterinary Medicine, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Biological Sciences, Midwifery studies and Sports Therapy.  

Successful completion of just two terms of study on the Cert HE in Life Studies in Subjects Allied to Medicine allows successful students to progress to the Birkbeck BSc in Biomedicine. 

The Cert HE Life Sciences in Subjects Allied to Medicine is ideal for those interestedin a career in fields such as pharmacy, physiotherapyand osteopathy, nutrition and dietetics, biomedicine,pharmacology, biochemistry, sports science, biologicalscience, radiography, audiology, speech therapy,occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery and dentalnursing.  

Birkbeck, University of London is a world class research and teaching institution,a vibrant centre of academic excellenceand London’s only specialist provider ofevening higher education. We offer the Certificate in Higher Education in Life Sciences Allied to Medicine  for students wanting to work and studywithin life sciences, medicine and health care sectors.   The programmes are designed for students who have been  out of education for a while, are lacking formal qualifications or are looking to change careers.  Birkbeck Undergraduate certificate programmes are all taughtat first year undergraduate level, level 4 for studentswanting to gain an award and provide excellentpreparation for a wide range of BSc degrees andrelated professional training and careers.

The Cert HE Life Sciences in Subjects Allied to Medicine is also suitable for graduate students who wish to apply to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary degrees.

Courses are held in London andcan be taken over 1-2 years.

Student feedback

These are some of the comments we have received from students studying with us:

“I was offered a place to study Pharmacy at all the Universities I applied for.  Thank you.  I got five offers and met them all.” 

“I’m around a month into my Pharmacy course at King’s College London.  Things are going well.  The Cert HE was certainly very useful – I wouldn’t have got a place without it.”

“I have gone on to study Physiotherapy at St George’s University of London which was my first choice. They gave me an unconditional offer.”

“I went on to do a degree in Nutrition at King’s College London.”

“I got offers from UCL and King’s  College, and I decided to go to UCL, since this is the place to be for Neuroscience”. 

‘The subjects I learned at Birkbeck were really helpfuland contributed to build the background for what Iam learning now, Petroleum Engineering. I’m makinggood progress and am really enjoying the degree.’

 “I have been offered a place at the British School of Osteopathy and am now into my first year and thoroughly enjoying it”. 

Prestigious Qualifications

All certificates are evening based and studied tofirst year undergraduate standard.

Students gain access to fully equipped laboratoriesfor  biology and chemistry modules. Inaddition to the academic teaching, students aresupported throughout their studies by experiencedtutors enabling them to progress from pre A-level/beginners to undergraduate level standard in Life Sciences.  Many university admissionstutors refer their future applicants to Birkbeck first.

For More Information

Contact the Life Sciences Programme Administrator quoting code LS249 at: or telephone 020 7631 6623/6668.

How to apply

Interviews are taking place until mid-October 2016.   To start a course in September 2016

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