Foundation Year in Life Sciences

University of Dundee

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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If you don’t have the grades needed to apply to our Life Sciences degrees, this course gives you the opportunity to study life sciences for one year full-time or two years part-time and then enter our core curriculum at Level 2. You’ll then be able to choose which of our biological or biomedical sciences courses you’d like to graduate in. You'll learn the core skills in chemistry and numeracy that you’ll need to succeed throughout your degree. Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll move into our life sciences curriculum where you’ll continue to develop the core skills and knowledge to understand the field as a whole. You’ll cover topics like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You’ll further develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and how to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course. In Levels 3 and 4, you can pick modules that interest you, and transfer to a different life sciences course if you find your interests change, as long as you’ve chosen the relevant modules. The work of our researchers shapes our curriculum from Level 1 onwards so you’ll learn the latest theories, and gain a great understanding of the wider field. Laboratory sessions will help integrate your knowledge and practical skills, and develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

Course details


Unistats information

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How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC103
Institution code D65
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBC including biology plus GCSE chemistry at C / 4 However an applicant with CCC at A-Level including biology plus GCSE chemistry may be considered in combination with a telephone interview.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 points overall with 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.

English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £21950 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees shown for Rest of UK and Scot/EU students are for 2019/20. The fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed and we expect confirmation of these in March 2020. International tuition fees shown are confirmed for 2020/21 entry. These will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.

Provider information

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University of Dundee
Nethergate
Dundee
DD1 4HN


Clearing contact details

Clearing Hotline

01382 386386

Course Clearing information

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Foundation Year in Life Sciences at University of Dundee - UCAS