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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."
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
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||Hendon Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading|
|PTE Academic||51||With at least 51 in all components|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
020 8411 6565
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
020 8411 5555
020 8411 5649