If you wish to take a degree in science but do not possess the qualifications or experience required for year 1 entry, this foundation entry year will help you achieve your goal. This is a one-year programme which provides guaranteed progression to a range of courses provided by a number of schools throughout the university.
Once you are on the foundation course there is no need to make an additional application and there will be no interviews for entry to progress to year one of your chosen degree in the Faculty of Science & Technology (although entry requirements apply for degrees in the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Science).
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.
As well as give you the essential knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical science skills to facilitate your study at degree level. It will support and encourage you to develop your critical thinking and will aim to give you the confidence and competence to apply a range of skills to subject related topics that will underpin your development towards university level study.
Preston (Campus code: U)
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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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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.
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For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
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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.