Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Foundation Programme in Science: Biosciences & Pharmacy

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Course summary

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Our one year Foundation Programme in Science: Biosciences and Pharmacy, is tailored to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to progress onto a related undergraduate degree. We’re dedicated to supporting students who wish to achieve their full potential, so if you don’t initially qualify for bioscience, neuroscience or pharmacy undergraduate study with us, this course has been created to prepare you. Studying a science foundation programme with us not only consolidates your existing skills and knowledge, but it builds on them. Making for a smooth and supported transition into the University environment. You’ll learn to evaluate and analyse data, prepare reports and presentations as well as the use of appropriate software packages. During the course, you will study modules in relevant science topics and develop the professional skills required to succeed in your chosen progression subject area. Throughout your time with us, you will receive support and tutelage from expert academic staff and have access to a wide range of modern facilities. Upon graduation, providing suitable grades are achieved as per our progression criteria, progression onto your chosen undergraduate degree programme is guaranteed. This course is suitable for progression onto the following courses: BSc (Hons) Biochemistry BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (including optional integrated MBiol masters year) BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) Neuroscience MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy Please select ‘0’ when selecting a course start point in Apply

Course details


The course content you will study has been specifically selected to ensure you are ready to progress onto undergraduate level. It includes a combination of science and numeracy-based topics, as well as practical professional skills.You’ll have access to a wide range of academic and research expertise, modern facilities, and cutting-edge technology. In addition to your subject specific knowledge, our foundation course aims to build your key skills, such as team working, leadership and interpersonal abilities to start you on your path towards your future career. Core modules: Senses and Perception, Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology, Mathematics for Health Scientists, Professional Skills, Foundation Chemistry I, Foundation Chemistry II, and Biological and Biochemical Science Foundations. You will also study two optional modules. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Assessment method

During your foundation year, you’ll have excellent support from our expert academics who come from a wide range of life and health science specialisms and backgrounds. We also have the Learning Development Centre that can provide additional support, and a peer-assisted learning scheme. You will be taught via a variety of learning methods such as: lectures, seminars, tutorials, lab sessions, practicals, online activity, reading, and other independent study. You’ll also complete group projects, designed to give you the chance to meet new people, make new friends and build a network of peers who will share your university journey.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

* Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2021 entry. 2022 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status.
Foundation Programme in Science: Biosciences & Pharmacy at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS