Cornwall College

Horticulture (Plant Science) with Science Gateway Cornwall College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth

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This programme is ideal if you would like to study any of the science-based degrees we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so. Science Gateway will prepare you for success on our degree programmes by helping you develop your knowledge in relevant areas of biology and chemistry, your practical skills, and your academic study skills. The programme runs for one year at Cornwall College’s thriving Newquay campus and will be taught in small supportive groups by experienced tutors. Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress to the first year of your chosen Foundation Degree (FdSc) or Bachelors (BSc) programme (that may run at any of our campuses across Cornwall and Devon – please see website for details).

This inclusive and intensive programme covers core principles in biology and chemistry (with physics modules available for progression to some programmes) and provides ample opportunities to acquire new laboratory and fieldwork techniques. You will refresh key elements of maths, essential for higher level study, and develop your academic study skills to a high level to support success on your chosen degree and beyond. You will learn the method of science, research skills, academic writing and referencing, and presentation skills.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Core Modules: Foundation Biology (20 credits), Further Biology (20 credits), Practical and Field Skills in Biology (20 credits), Study and Mathematical Skills for Scientists (20 credits). Optional Modules: Foundation Chemistry (20 credits), Further Chemistry (20 credits), Foundation Physics (20 credits), Further Physics (20 credits)


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 335H
Institution code C78
Campus name Cornwall College Newquay
Campus code N

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

GCSEs at grade C or 4 or above in English Language, Maths and a Science although GCSE English Language and Maths can be offered alongside the Science Gateway year.

Level 3 qualifications are desirable however the programme is designed to provide an inclusive route into HE and as such attracts applicants from a variety of different backgrounds. For this reason we interview all applicants to assess their suitability, which will include initial assessment.

Suitability of mature applicants with no formal qualifications but with relevant experience will be assessed through interview

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

http://www.cornwall.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,950 Year 1
EU £8,600 Year 1
International £9,950 Year 1
England £8,600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,600 Year 1
Scotland £8,600 Year 1
Wales £8,600 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Cornwall College
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ


Course contact details

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Admissions

01209 617698