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Course summary

Overview We offer a range of programmes which combine a foundation year with a degree in Biological Sciences over a four year course. These courses are perfect if you:

  • studied non-science subjects but now want to pursue a career in science
  • are returning to education after some time away
  • don't currently meet the requirements for direct entry onto our degree courses
At Worcester our courses have a strong practical emphasis, designed to prepare you for an exciting career in the Biological Sciences - from Medical and Healthcare Sciences, to Forensics and Animal Biology. Key features
  • A friendly supportive learning environment with an open-door policy and support from a personal academic tutor
  • Carefully designed courses to help you make sure you have the right mix of skills and knowledge to progress
  • A strong emphasis on practical and laboratory work
  • Modern laboratories, specialist equipment and an inspiring environment for you to gain practical skills and develop your interests
  • Excellent teaching staff who are committed to helping students achieve their goals
Learn more about the course at our Open Days Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course at our subject specific talks, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester. Book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • Worcester rose to become the number one English university (excluding specialist institutions) for sustained employment, further study, or both, three and five years after graduation in the 2022 Government-published Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey, having been in the top 10 in 2020 and 2021. 96% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022).
  • The University of Worcester has been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in the Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings every year since its inception in 2019. The University has also been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Gender Equality in all years of the rankings and currently holds the number one spot (2023).
  • Worcester is a leader in sustainability and has been awarded First Class Honours in the People and Planet Green League each and every year since 2009. In 2019, the University was named Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards and was Highly Commended in the global awards at the UN.

Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FC50
Institution code:
W80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For the BSc Hons Forensic Science and Applied Biology with a Foundation Year you should be at least 18 years old and have GCSE (or equivalent) passes in English Language. However, all applicants will be judged on their individual merits and we will take other skills, qualifications and life experience into account. We welcome mature students without the usual formal qualifications and will consider your application based on your suitability and preparedness to complete the course. The University will consider each application on its individual merits and will recognise a range of qualifications, including BTEC, access courses, European Baccalaureate and pre-2002 qualification such as GNVQ. Non-standard entry via the exploratory essay route is also available.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please visit the fees and finance pages of the University of Worcester website for tuition fee information: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/study/fees-and-finance/
Forensic & Applied Biology (with Foundation Year) at University of Worcester - UCAS