University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biology with a Foundation Year

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Course summary

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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.

Course details

Modules

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

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 codeC104
Institution code S03
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
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

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biology with a Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS