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Course summary

Gain a deeper understanding of the world around you with our unique BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences with Foundation Year degree. Biology is the science of living things and is also used to explain how humans interact with and influence the natural environment. Furthering our knowledge in biology has led to new technological advances and a deeper understanding of the world around us. We've developed this course to enhance your appreciation of the diversity of living organisms and your understanding of biological principles. Take your scientific knowledge further This foundation year pathway is recommended if you want to study the full honours degree, but don’t meet the direct entry requirements. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will have the knowledge and skills required to confidently progress to study the BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree, which is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Delivered across three further years of study - or four, if you choose to include a professional placement - you will build your knowledge of genetics, human or animal physiology, biodiversity, alongside diving deeper into areas such as parasitology and antimicrobial resistance. Throughout your studies, you will develop strong laboratory skills. As a biological sciences student, you will spend lots of time in our advanced Bodmer laboratories. These well-equipped, purpose-built facilities, ensure your learning remains at the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery. The labs host industry-standard instrumentation, including cell culture facilities, histology specimen preparation station, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. Delivered in small groups in a supportive learning environment, you will benefit from plenty of hands-on experience in the labs as well as fieldwork opportunities. In recent years, students have taken part in residential trips to Cumbria, Yorkshire and Shropshire. On the full BSC (Hons) degree, you will have the option to take an industry placement between years two and three, which is a great way to enhance your CV, gain hands-on work experience and build industry connections. Features • Build strong foundational knowledge in biology, ready to progress to the full BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree • Develop laboratory skills ready for your graduate career • Have the opportunity to include an industry placement to boost your employability skills • Part-time study option available


Core modules may include: Data Handling, Professional Communications, Biological Principles, Scientific Methods. Optional Modules may include: Chemical Principles, Science for Health, Earth Processes, Environmental Conservation.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

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Biological Sciences with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS