Cornwall College

Animal Behaviour and Psychology 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 1 year at Cornwall Cornwall'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.

This inclusive and intensive programme covers core principles in biology and chemistry (with physics modules available for progression to some programmes) and provide 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 skills to a high level to support success on your chosen degree and beyond. You will learn the method of science, research sills, academic writing and referencing and presentation skills.

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Modules

During the Foundation Year you will study 120 credits to include 60 credits of biology and 40 credits of either chemistry or physics depending on your chosen progression route, with the majority of learners taking chemistry options. You will also study 20 credits of maths and academic study skills designed specifically to support success on your chosen science degree programme. Foundation Biology (20 credits); Further Biology (20 credits); Practical and Field Studies in Biology (20 credits); Foundation Chemistry (20 Credits); Further Chemistry (20 Credits); Foundation Physics (20 Credits); Further Physics (20 Credits); Quantitative Methods (10 credits); Study Skills for Scientists (10 credits). Further information about these modules can be found on our website by going to https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/courses/science-gateway


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 F13G
Institution code C78
Campus name Cornwall College Newquay
Campus code N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits
Scottish Higher BC
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or above in Maths and English

Other level 3 qualifications will be considered. 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


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