University of Northampton has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Biology we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Biology programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award. Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
- You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
- We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
FOUNDATION STUDY FRAMEWORK: STAGE 1a Investigations into your Subject Area 1: Science & Health (compulsory), Investigations into your Subject Area 2: Science & Health (compulsory), Investigation into your Subject Area 3: Changemaking (compulsory) STAGE 1b Biodiversity: An Introduction (compulsory), Introduction to Microbiology (compulsory), Introduction to Ecology (compulsory), Genetics and Molecular Biology (compulsory), Biochemistry and Cell Biology (compulsory), Introduction to Physiology (compulsory) STAGE 2 Habitat Ecology and Management (compulsory), Fieldwork Module (compulsory), Research Methods (compulsory), Biogeography (Designated), Genes and Genomics (Designated), Pharmacology (Designated), Processes of Life: Biochemistry (Designated), Health and Disease (Designated) STAGE 3 Research Project and Dissertation (compulsory), Career Planning and Placement (compulsory), Biodiversity & Conservation (Designated), Landscape and Restoration Ecology (Designated), Integrated Medical Genetics (Designated), Immunology and Health (Designated), Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (Designated) Health, Risk and Environment (Designated). Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
Assessment methods include: • reports • blogs • articles • presentations • time constrained assessment • exams Many modules are assessed through 100% coursework but some modules have exams that could be worth up to 60% of the final module grade.
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||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 0 credits P: 45 credits|
|Scottish Higher||BCC||or CCCC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4, H4|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||P3, P3, P3|
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course