If you are planning to study one of our biology and wildlife foundation year pathways your first year with us will be a bit different.
Our foundation year pathways are carefully designed to prepare you for study at a higher level. You will focus on six modules that deliver essential scientific knowledge and study skills. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full BSc (Hons) degree.
Biological Principles - Explore a range of ecosystems and the characteristics of plant and animal cells that form building blocks of all life forms
Professional Communications - Build the academic practice and professionalism required for successful study at university
Data Handling - Learn to apply statistical and mathematical methods and practises, using technology to present and communicate data and ideas
Science for Health - Evaluate a range of environmental and scientific factors that interact to influence health, including pollution, nutrition and drug development
Environmental Conservation - Study the fundamentals of ecology and sustainability, learn how to apply practical approaches to conservation, and build skills in literature review and report writing.
Scientific Methods (Biology, Marine Biology and Zoology Pathways) - Develop practical laboratory training, including the use of glassware and instrumentation, developing data recording and analysis, and writing-up experiments
Earth Processes (Wildlife Conservation Pathways) - Build a foundational understanding of earth and environmental processes, including taking a systems approach to look at the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere.