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Year of Entry 2019/20
Foundation Year

Biosciences and Chemistry

Course full
Full-time Biosciences and chemistry

Gain the knowledge you need to study biosciences or chemistry at degree level, on this one-year course.

This course is now full for 2019

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2019.

Please see our other undergraduate courses with places available.


Everything you need to know...

How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? C901
When do I start? September 2019

Course summary

  • Learn a broad knowledge of the biology and chemistry required to progress to level 4 study.
  • Develop laboratory skills from practical classes.
  • Study biology, chemistry and maths to gain confidence in these subjects.

The foundation year in biosciences and chemistry is designed to develop your academic knowledge, practical laboratory experience and problem solving skills to allow you to progress on to the first year of a degree within the Biosciences and Chemistry department.

How you learn

You experience a vibrant, challenging and supportive range of learning activities as you progress through the course, which has been developed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter level 4 study.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • laboratory classes
  • tutorials

Applied learning


Future careers

This course prepares you for further study in

You are also eligible to apply for the BSc (Honours) Science with Education and Qualified Teacher Status . Entry to the teaching course is subject to interview.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • high quality laboratories and learning spaces

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths, English and Science at grade C or 4.

64 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Biology: Cells And Molecules Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Biology: Organs And Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Chemistry: Atoms To Molecules Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Chemistry: Energy And Reactions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Maths Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Skills Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Biosciences and chemistry courses (PDF)

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