Science Extended Degree leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree

University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Getting stuck into the four main disciplines of biology, chemistry, maths and physics, you’ll have the chance to get a grounding in the scientific knowledge you’ll need no matter which route you eventually decide to take.

  • But it’s not just about theory here. Our professional, dedicated and friendly staff are on hand to help reshape the way you learn, challenge you to rethink your own practices and equip you with the skills that will be the foundations for your further studies.
  • Taught through lectures, tutorials and laboratory practicals in our modern facilities, you’ll get the benefit of the staff’s expertise in both academia and industry. Optional drop-in sessions offer a great opportunity for you strengthen your knowledge and make sure you’ve got a clear understanding of all the material as you go along.
  • This course is designed to stretch you and get you working hard and, if you’re up for the challenge, we’ll support you every step of the way.
  • Outside the classroom, our academic skills tutors can help you with your writing style, structuring work or preparing for exams. You’ll also be assigned a personal tutor. For any issues that may have an impact on your studies or general wellbeing, you can turn to our student guidance and support officer for advice.
  • Examples of successful students in the past have included three graduates from this Science Extended Degree leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree who, in 2015, came top in their respective undergraduate degrees with two winning Chancellor’s prizes. (Chancellor’s Prizes are awarded to the students from each of the University’s academic schools who have achieved the best results in their final year).
On successful completion of this year (you must pass all five modules), you'll be able to continue onto the first year of your degree in the following science subject areas:
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering*
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • Optometry**
  • Pharmacy**
*Progression onto Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) is dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60% in the Maths and Physics module. Progression onto Chemical Engineering MEng is also dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60% in the Maths and Physics module, plus an overall pass mark of at least 70%. **Progression onto Optometry and Pharmacy is dependent on meeting stringent performance levels in the Science Extended Degree. You must pass all modules with an overall pass mark of at least 70%. Plus at least 70% in the Chemistry module and 70% in the Maths and Physics module. You must also successfully undertake an interview with the Optometry or Pharmacy admissions staff.

Course details


Modules: Maths and Physics Biology Chemistry Scientific Investigations Science Skills

Assessment method

Assessment will include coursework, eportfolio, projects and laboratory work in addition to examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.
A level CCE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP This does not need to be in a Technical or Science subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 80 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

As part of the selection process applicants are normally required to complete an entry test and interview. Read our guidance for more information - If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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

Additional entry requirements


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 £15500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Course scholarships available – up to £3000. More details -

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Science Extended Degree leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree at University of Huddersfield - UCAS