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BSc (Hons)

Biology (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our BSc Biology (Foundation Entry) course will provide you with a sound foundation in basic science, equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to progress to a full honours degree.

Our foundation entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree but you don’t have the qualifications needed to directly enter the full honours degree programme.

You’ll benefit from our excellent teaching facilities and approachable staff. You’ll have access to specialist research equipment such as electron microscopes and the analytical suite in our JB Firth Building, as well as cell culture, microbiology and molecular biology facilities in our Darwin Building.

Why study with us

  • We’ll provide you with an interesting and stimulating grounding in science. You’ll build up your confidence and become an independent learner.
  • You’ll have the chance to go on an optional sandwich placement year and gain valuable industry experience.
  • You’ll gain key practical skills in our modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratories.

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What you'll do

  • You’ll take part in hands-on Biology and Chemistry laboratory sessions and Physics workshops.
  • Build your confidence through peer-to-peer learning and group work.
  • Use this foundation year as an opportunity to get to know other foundation students on different science-based degree programmes.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Future careers

Biology graduates follow a wide range of careers related to bioscience such as research in the pharmaceutical industries, conservation and endangered species management, or science writing, education, outreach and communication.

Science graduates are in demand in many other employment sectors in the UK and overseas including the civil service, business, accounting, sales and marketing. Others have pursued careers in teaching.

The transferable skills you gain throughout your degree will help you to excel in a wide range of careers.

If you develop an interest in a specialist area, you could continue to study at postgraduate level for a Master of Science (MSc), Research (MRes), or a doctoral degree (PhD or DPhil). Previous foundation entry students have gone on to study for PhDs in Fire Chemistry, Neuroscience and Forensic Science. Other students choose to take a postgraduate teaching qualification or graduate entry into medicine.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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