Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biology with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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Overview The Foundation Year in Science is offered as an entry route to a biology, biomedical sciences, environmental or public health degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study. Why study the Foundation Year in Science at Middlesex University? You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course. If you complete this year successfully you progress directly to one of our three-year degree courses in this subject area. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high and in fact have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates. The Foundation Year is for you if: you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree."

Course details


Foundation Year: Life Sciences - Compulsory, SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology) - Compulsory Foundation Mathematics - Compulsory, Foundation Project - Compulsory Year 1: Anatomy and Physiology of Plants and Animals (30 credits) - Compulsory, Chemistry for Biologists (30 credits) - Compulsory, Principles of Microbiology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biological Techniques (30 credits) - Compulsory, Cell Biology and Genetics (15 credits) - Compulsory. Year 2: Research Methods and Project Planning (30 credits) - Compulsory, Microbial Life (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biology of Complex Organisms (15 credits) - Compulsory, Molecular Biology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Analytical Techniques (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biochemistry (15 credits) - Compulsory, Microbial Biotechnology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Biodiversity (15 credits) - Optional, Ecology and Field Techniques (15 credits) - Optional. Year 3: Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory, Gene Technology (15 credits) - Compulsory, Current Topics in Biosciences (15 credits) - Optional, Aspects of Evolution (15 credits) - Optional, Sustainable Biotechnology (15 credits) - Optional, Cellular and Molecular Biology (15 credits) - Optional, Gene Expression and Control (15 credits) - Optional, Biology Work Experience (30 credits) - Optional, Conservation in a Changing World (15 credits) - Optional.

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 codeC1FY
Institution code M80
Campus nameHendon Campus
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level Including 16 points or above in Biology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In a Science based subject.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 in a Science based subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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