Biology Foundation Year
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Biology and Zoology
UCAS Code: C104
Start Dates(s): September
One year full-time
- An excellent route into science for those from a non-scientific background
- Ideal if you're returning to education or seeking to develop your career in a new direction
- Choice of optional modules
This course will provide you with a strong foundation in biology and chemistry, allowing you to progress onto a BSc (Hons) degree course in a related discipline, within the School of Environment and Life Sciences.
It is ideal if you want to develop your career along a biological pathway but have a non-scientific background, or you don’t meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an Honours degree. This course may also be attractive if you are returning to education or if you wish to change career direction.
Please note that an overall average mark of 60% is required to transfer onto BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science.
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During the Biology Foundation Year you will study modules which will increase your knowledge and understanding of basic biology and other aspects of science. Other modules will develop your study skills such as note taking and structuring essays and reports. In the second semester, you will develop your IT and computer skills and enhance your presentation skills.
Core modules may include:
- Data Handling
- Professional Communications
- Biological Principles
- Scientific Methods
Optional modules may include:
- Chemical Principles
- Science for Health
- Earth Processes
- Environmental Conservation
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.