University of Brighton

Biological Sciences with Integrated Foundation Year University of Brighton Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

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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

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 C121
Institution code B72
Campus name Brighton
Campus code B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Home or EU applicants placement years attract an annual fee of £1,230. Many of our courses include the option of a salaried placement year. Standard tuition fees for full-time international students starting in 2018 vary by course type : Classroom-based courses £12,900 per year. Non-classroom based (laboratory/workshop-based) courses £14,040 per year Placement year £2,000 per year. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder (brighton.ac.uk/courses). Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2018–19. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

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Mithras House
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BN2 4AT


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