Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Natural Sciences with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit https://kuic.keele.ac.uk/ Natural Sciences Explore science from multiple disciplinary perspectives, embrace cross-pollination of ideas and harness your interdisciplinary background to tackle some of the world's most pressing societal concerns. You will graduate with the scientific, research and communication skills to enter a wide variety of roles. Why choose this course?

  • Among the first in the UK to be accredited by The Society for Natural Sciences in recognition of its outstanding quality in providing interdisciplinary scientific education
  • Explore and debate multi-disciplinary scientific perspectives with peers from your cohort
  • Focus on real-world problems and contribute to positive change
  • Access to Keele’s state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • Graduate with a breadth of scientific knowledge and an independent and creative approach to problem solving
Many challenges facing society today are beyond the scope of a single academic discipline or area of research. They require a cross-disciplinary approach whereby experts from across the sectors collaborate, think creatively and synthesise ideas to identify and implement solutions. This interdisciplinary approach is at the heart of our Natural Sciences BSc. Our applied programme encourages a way of thinking that blends scientific knowledge with an awareness of social, economic and ethical issues to address some of the world's most pressing societal concerns - such as mitigating climate change and providing long term food security. The interdisciplinary sessions within the programme include shared learning with Liberal Arts students. This encourages cross-pollination of ideas and enables you to debate and explore scientific problems from different perspectives. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Course details

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CFG1
Institution code:
K12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/foundationyears


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
76%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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 note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
Natural Sciences with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS