University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
With an extra year of integrated study at foundation level, this course opens up opportunities in the sciences if you don't hold the required scientific A-levels or equivalent qualifications, want to change career or simply want to explore the options offered by university-level science before deciding on your specific pathway.
The foundation year gives you the support, knowledge and skills you need. On successful completion of the foundation year, you can progress to the Biological Sciences BSc(Hons).
With an emphasis on practical learning, you will explore biological systems at molecular, cell, tissue and whole organism levels. You will develop skills in our purpose-built ecology, microbiology, molecular biology and tissue culture labs.
Opportunities for fieldwork will further develop your practical skills and you'll be able to get involved in a research project. Destinations for optional field trips currently include South Africa and the Mediterranean.
Guaranteed interview scheme for medicine
All students on this course who fulfil the eligibility criteria are guaranteed an interview with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) if they want to pursue a degree in medicine.
See the Course in Detail section for information about entry requirements and eligibility.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||
Level 3 Key Skills and General Studies will count towards the tariff.
The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course for 2018 entry and should be used as a general guide. We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that different applicants may be made higher or lower offers for the same course, depending on their other achievements.
|A level||DDD||Including two full science A-levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We will consider applicants who have completed a BTEC Extended diploma on an individual basis; relevant experience may also be taken into account.|
|Access to HE Diploma||We will consider applicants who have completed an Access course on an individual basis; relevant experience may also be taken into account.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||At least a grade C/grade 4 in three subjects including English language, maths and a science.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||We will consider applicants who have completed an International Baccalaureate on an individual basis; relevant experience may also be taken into account.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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