University of Salford has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Our foundation year is an excellent route into science for those either from a non-scientific background or seeking to develop their career in a new direction; it is also ideal if you're returning to education or do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an Honours degree. This course will provide you with a strong foundation in biology and chemistry, through a range of both core and optional modules, allowing you to progress onto a BSc (Hons) degree course in a related discipline, within the School of Science, Engineering and Environment. Please note that an overall average mark of 60% is required to transfer onto BSc (Hons) Biology.
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.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|A level||64 UCAS points. At least one full A level is required.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||64 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.|
|Scottish Higher||64 UCAS points from Higher Level.|
|AS||Only accepted alongside at least one full A level.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
|Extended Project||Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||64 UCAS points from Higher Level.|
Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course