Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Overview Wherever your interests lie in the vast world of biological sciences, the Foundation Year will pique your curiosity and quench your thirst for answers to important scientific questions. You’ll have contact with academics and researchers from across the Faculty of Science, many of whom are world-leaders in their chosen research areas. In the most recent Times Higher Education REF Analysis (2021), we were ranked 17th overall for research quality in Biological Science. And beyond the timetabled lecture series, you’ll have the opportunity to attend talks by guest lecturers and speakers. You’ll cover current scientific topics that have significance and importance for society, such as the changing global climate, the emergence of infectious diseases, and the challenging field of bioethics. And you’ll be encouraged to develop your critical thinking skills by evaluating sources of scientific evidence and including such sources in your own written work. At UEA, we are uniquely partnered with the Norwich Research Park, providing you with access to a learning experience that is dynamic and fascinating – and fuelled by research that is happening right here, right now. About This Course Our Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year course is designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to progress on to a degree in biological sciences. During your foundation year, you’ll be assigned an adviser from the School of Biological Sciences who’ll guide you through your course to make sure that you’re ready to progress onto the specific degree course of your choice. It’s the ideal choice if you’re looking for a solid foundation in the core subjects relating to the study of life and the processes and interactions driving life on Earth. You’ll learn alongside students from across the other Science Schools, and at the end of the Foundation Year, you will be equipped with the fundamental skills you need to succeed in your future studies in your chosen area of biological science – and to unleash your learning potential. Depending on the course you choose to progress onto after your Foundation Year, the School of Biological Sciences has a number of Year Abroad and Placement Year study options. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


The foundation year provides you with a broad understanding of the sciences you will require when studying a biology degree. Subjects include biology, chemistry and mathematics. Once you have successfully completed the foundation year, you can join any Biological Sciences degree.

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

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS