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Course summary

Want to study a science degree, but you took the wrong A-Levels? This course is designed to give you all the knowledge you need to progress on to one of our science undergraduate courses. If you have taken the right A-levels, but have not met the grades for your desired subject, you're encouraged to apply if you also meet our contextual offer criteria. Unlike other universities, successful completion of your foundation year guarantees you progression on to your chosen undergraduate degree.* You'll benefit from an accelerated study, meaning you'll only be taught the information you'll need to succeed in your chosen undergraduate degree. You'll also be able to have the "university experience" from day one, allowing you to join societies, clubs, and social events alongside your peers. Tutors on this course have experience in secondary and higher education, giving them the insight into how best to bridge the gap between the two. *Some courses do require you to pass an additional interview. This course is for UK applicants only.


Science with Foundation Year consists of modules in biological sciences, chemistry, maths, and studying science at university level. Biology and chemistry are the two main components of foundation science and each run throughout the year. If you do not meet the IELTs criteria, you will take an English Language module alongside the core modules. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. 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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate requirements - 75% overall. Applicants must not have qualifications that would normally permit entry to a science degree. GCSE requirements - Five GCSE's at grade 5 (B)or above, including Maths plus Biology and Chemistry or Science (double) or Science and Additional Science or Core and Applied Science, plus English Language grade 4 (C)* or above. * GCSE requirements vary for progression on to specific science degrees taught at Nottingham: Psychology and Pharmacy require 5 (B) in English

Additional entry requirements


The Science with Foundation Year course is designed for both United Kingdom and EU students whose school leaving qualifications are at a high level but do not meet the current subject admissions requirements for direct entry to undergraduate programmes. International students from non EU countries should apply for CFGZ Science with Foundation Year.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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