Applied Sciences Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS

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Course summary

Are you passionate about science, but lacking the appropriate qualifications to move straight onto a science degree? This course can help you decide upon and access your chosen degree pathway. The course is designed to provide fundamental scientific knowledge and skills, to give you experience in a range of science fields before you choose your ultimate degree destination. These areas include Biology, Chemistry, Food Science and Forensic Science, establishing your laboratory skills, basic numeracy skills, data handling, ICT and study skills. Many of our students report that, having completed this foundation course, they feel more confident and much better prepared to begin their chosen degree. This foundation year will allow you to hit the ground running in your chosen career path . With successful completion you can automatically progress on to one of our 10 full-time, accredited science degrees: (list updated April 2016) BSc (Hons) Biology BSc (Hons) Biology (Biotechnology) BSc (Hons) Biology (Human Neurobiology) BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc Chemistry BSc Criminology and Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutition BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition (Human Nutrition) BSc (Hons) Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition


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Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Applied Sciences Foundation Year at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS