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Course summary

This is a 4 year degree course. Please ensure that when you apply for this course you choose Point of entry 1 in your UCAS Hub. This course will help form and develop a strong, practiced bedrock of knowledge in the fascinating field of Biological Sciences. Taking the offered foundation year programme will help solidify your relevant topic knowledge, practicing fundamentals of Bioscience and Healthcare Science alongside transferrable communication, study and mathematics skills, all of which will be further built upon over concurrent years in practical-focused study, employing the University’s state-of-the art Rosalind Franklin building under informed, enthusiastic supervision. By the time of your graduation, you will be equipped to enter a variety of professions, many of which you may directly prepare for through specialisation during your course. The structure of this course will provide you with fundamental subject knowledge, integrating technical, practical, problem solving and career relevant aspects of study into the curriculum. Your eventual qualification will open up a number of options for employment and higher education, for which the material taught and skills earned throughout your course will more than sufficiently prepare you. By taking the foundation year, you will have additional time to enforce your core skills and inform your topical awareness, allowing you to deftly advance through university education. Foundation year modules are oriented around introducing topics this course is concerned with – an overview of biology as a subject, career opportunities in the Healthcare Science field, problem solving within science and engineering disciplines – thereby granting you a crucial groundwork for ongoing study. In addition to this relevant subject knowledge, the programme will strengthen transferrable skills crucial to several fields of employment, honing your reading, study, written and oral communication skills, as well as the basic level of mathematics necessary for the subject. Following this, your next year of study will more broadly inform you on specialised topics in biological sciences which will be expanded upon throughout the rest of your course, where you will be given options to select your preferred specialisations according to your desired career path. Your studies will make use of the resources present at Wolverhampton City Campus, in particular its prestigious Rosalind Franklin building; its hosting of cell growing and fermentation facilities among other state-of-the-art laboratories fuelling this course’s emphasis on practical application for your research. You will work with experienced teachers and researchers with crucial understandings of graduate opportunities in science industries, further encouraging your individual growth into careers of your choosing. Assessments also reflect this approach, particularly your Honours research project within your preferred specialism, which you will complete in your final year. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C910
Institution code:
W75
Campus name:
University of Wolverhampton
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points.


English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. http://wlv.ac.uk/english We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants

https://www.wlv.ac.uk/english


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/apply/funding-costs-fees-and-support/fees-and-costs/ and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/making-an-application/international-fees/
Biological Sciences with Foundation Year at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS