Everything you need to know...
- 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
This course prepares you for further study in
- BSc (Honours) Chemistry
- BSc (Honours) Biochemistry
- BSc (Honours) Biology
- BSc (Honours) Biomedical Science
- BSc (Honours) Human Biology
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
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- high quality laboratories and learning spaces
From A levels including at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept General Studies. For example:
- CC at A Level
- MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3
- English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
- Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent
- Science at grade C or 4
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.
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.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Biology: Cells And Molecules||Credits: 20||
|Module: Biology: Organs And Systems||Credits: 20||
|Module: Chemistry: Atoms To Molecules||Credits: 20||
|Module: Chemistry: Energy And Reactions||Credits: 20||
|Module: Maths||Credits: 20||
|Module: Skills Development||Credits: 20||
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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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