Combine a foundation year with a traditional university degree in the biological sciences. Get the skills and experience you need to study an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences with our integrated foundation programme, open to UK/EU and international students. You are guaranteed a place on one of the following programmes at Queen Mary if you pass the foundation year, without having to re-apply through UCAS: Biochemistry BSc / MSci Biology BSc Biomedical Sciences BSc Genetics BSc Medical Genetics BSc Neuroscience BSc Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics BSc Psychology BSc Zoology BSc As a foundation student you’ll have full access to all student facilities, including welfare, library, social and sport. UK and EU foundation students are eligible for funding through the Student Loans Company. You’ll be taught on our Mile End campus by experienced university staff who also teach on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You can choose your own pathway through this degree, with the option to carry out an additional year of advanced study to graduate with an MSci.
Year 1 Foundation year Below is the course structure for your foundation year. The structure and modules of the rest of your degree depend on which programme you progress onto. Compulsory A Closer Look at Chemistry Diversity and Ecology Form and Function in Biology Introductory Chemistry Molecules to Cells Choose from Communication in Science and Technology English Language I Choose from Mathematics I* Principles of Mathematics Choose from Mathematics I* Mathematics II* *You are allocated these modules automatically depending on your previous mathematics qualification.
Each module is assessed by written examinations (typically 70% of the final mark) and coursework (practical reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests).
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required. Please refer to the website below for details on Queen Mary's English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK. http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html#
English language requirements
All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.
Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.