This programme will give you the necessary background knowledge needed for progression on to a variety of science-based degrees at UCLan. Studying modules in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and Skills for Science, the foundation year will give you the essential knowledge and understanding to facilitate your study at degree level.
The foundation entry year will provide you with an interesting and stimulating grounding in science and enable you to gain key practical skills in our modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratory facilities. It will support and encourage you to develop your critical thinking and give you the confidence to apply your knowledge and understanding as you progress to your undergraduate degree.
Once you have been accepted on to the foundation course, you do not need to make an additional application in order to progress on to your chosen degree programme in the Faculty of Science & Technology (although entry requirements apply for degrees in the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Science).
Preston (Campus code: U)
At the end of your foundation year it is intended that you will have the knowledge and understanding to describe and apply basic theoretical and practical generic science, work safely and competently in the laboratory, analyse results and prepare scientific reports. You will be able to formulate and test selected scientific concepts and hypotheses in the field of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, in order for you to progress on to science-related degree programmes.
Select from the following pathways:
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: The fee for the first year (the foundation year entry year) of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2, 3 and 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points, including Biology/Chemistry/Environmental Science or Applied Science. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass in Applied Science
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit in Applied Science
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points including 15 L3 units in Biology or Chemistry
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 72 points from Higher Level Subjects in Biology or Chemistry
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: Maths and English at grade C/4 or equivalent
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This course is based in the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
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For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.