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BSc (Hons)

Biology (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2024
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.

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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Academic supervising experiments in our laboratory facilities

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

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Year 1

Optional modules
  • FZC006: Biology
  • FZC007: Chemistry
  • FZC008: Biochemistry
  • FZC009: Mathematics
  • FZC010: Physics
  • FZC018: Study Skills

FZC006: Biology

You'll gain the biological knowledge needed for university level study in related areas. It is designed to provide a suitable level of knowledge and understanding of key biological concepts. You'll get a good foundation to enable you to progress to biologically related studies.

Course delivery

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


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.

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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Academic expertise

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Dr Barbara Tigar
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Biology and Ecology
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

As Course Leader for BSc Biology Barbara teaches topics in environmental biology and ecology, particularly applied ecology using case studies from her research in UK and overseas such as avian conservation biology, intrinsic markers and sustainable pest control. She encourages ex...

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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.

Fees and funding

First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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