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Biology with Foundation Year University of Sheffield Degree level: Undergraduate

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Introduction
Breadth, depth and freedom – that’s what makes our Biology courses unique. Our huge range of modules, taught by world experts in their fields, means you can specialise as much or as little as you like. All of our students take compulsory modules designed to give you the essential skills that every professional scientist needs, plus a range of optional modules from across our specialist degree programmes in Zoology, Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Plant Sciences.

Foundation year
The foundation year of the programme provides people with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences. The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

The foundation year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study. During this year, you'll be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C110
Institution code S18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Applications from non-mature applicants will only be considered where the applicant has not been in recent, full time, post-16 education or they have experienced extenuating circumstances which have had demonstrable impact on their level 3 achievements, evidenced through a completed DLL disrupted studies form.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

GCSE English at grade C - test must be undertaken if invited to interview by the Department of Lifelong Learning in GCSE not acquired.

Entry requirements for this course should be read alongside our Admissions policies which can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies

English Baccalaureate Policy
We do not require the English Baccalaureate for entry to our undergraduate degrees. For more details, please see our full policy statement which can be found at the following link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englishbacc

A Level reform in England: Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and the University of Sheffield will expect students to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers they will receive. Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/reform for further information on qualification reform.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £21,450 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Home fees are currently provisional for 2018/19

Sponsorship information

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

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