BSc Biology with Foundation Year 

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Foundation year 

The foundation year of this programme provides students 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.

Progression to The Department of Animal and Plant Sciences 

Students will progress to the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences after completing their foundation year, subject to meeting progression thresholds which differ across courses and departments. These will be discussed with applicants at interview. These thresholds can also be found by searching for the relevant degree course within the University's Programme Regulations Finder and viewing information relating to 'Year 0'.

Subject to successful completion of the Foundation Year, and the agreement of the department of Animal and Plant Science, this course can be used as a pathway into degrees in Zoology, Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Plant Sciences as well as the BSc Biology.

To find out more please visit the BSc Biology webpages 

Programme details           

The links below will take you to more detailed information:

About the programme structure

About the higher levels of study of this degree programme

About the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

UCAS code: C110

Teaching and learning methods

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem solving classes
  • Field studies
  • Independent study
  • Skills and subject-based tutorials
  • Group work
  • On-line activities.
  • Revision workshops
  • Laboratory sessions

Programme duration:

Foundation Year: 1 year full-time within DLL

Levels 1-3: 3 years full-time within the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

To apply for this course

As this is a full-time course you will need to apply for admission through UCAS, using the course code: C110

Before you apply please carefully read: