University of Suffolk has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The Foundation year provides a route for those who lack the required qualifications for the three year programme. The aim of the Foundation Year is to provide students with the subject knowledge, study skills and personal confidence to succeed at degree level in a bioscience subject. The course is delivered at the Ipswich Campus, taking advantage of the teaching rooms and learning resource centre of the waterfront buildings which include the James Hehir building. The James Hehir Building is home to specialist teaching and research facilities including stem cell research laboratories, clinical skills laboratories, physiology and sports science laboratories, and an iLab, as well as general teaching laboratories and study space. This degree will enable students to secure jobs as researchers working in universities, pharmaceutical and bioscience companies and institutes. Some graduates may progress into laboratory-based careers in clinical or technical roles which do not involve research. Additionally, the course prepares students for higher level study such as PGCE (e.g. science teacher training), Masters degree or PhD.
How to apply
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!
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|Campus name||University of Suffolk|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants are expected to hold 5 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above to include Mathematics, English and Science.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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