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

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Course summary

Ready to jumpstart your education in the sciences? Our Science Extended Degree leading to a BSc(Hons) degree aims to provide you with a solid foundational understanding of the four main disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and maths. On successful completion of this year (you must pass all five modules that make up the course – see ‘Modules’ section), you can 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 ††. Please note, many of the courses offered by the School of Applied Sciences are offered ‘with a research placement’. If you wish to progress on to a ‘with research placement’ degree will be required to achieve an overall pass of at least 50 per cent. †Progression onto Chemical Engineering BEng(Hons) is dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60 per cent in the Maths and Physics module. Progression onto Chemical Engineering MEng is also dependent on achieving a minimum pass mark of 60 per cent in the Maths and Physics module, plus an overall pass mark of at least 70 per cent. ††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 per cent. Plus at least 70 per cent in the Chemistry module and 70 per cent in the Maths and Physics module. You may also undertake an interview with the Optometry or Pharmacy admissions staff. †††Progression onto Biomedical Science BSc(Hons) is subject to a pass in all modules with an overall pass mark of at least 50 per cent. Why study Science Extended Degree Leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree? You could take the next steps towards achieving your goals by progressing onto the first year of a science degree. Your learning will take place in new £18.2 million facilities and state-of-the-art labs, and you’ll be supported by an Academic Skills Tutors and a Personal Tutor to help you get ahead in your studies. This course will challenge you, open your mind to potentially new learning techniques and equip you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills needed to prepare you for your further studies. Global Professional Award At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so, gaining valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Maths and Physics • Biology • Chemistry in Action • Scientific Investigations • Science Skills. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratory practicals. Assessment will include coursework, eportfolio, projects and laboratory work in addition to examinations. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

How to apply

Application codes

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

In addition you must have GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade 4 or above or Grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. Applicants may be invited to take a test and interview if their qualifications do not meet our minimum criteria.

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

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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 students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or 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.

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