This extended degree is a science conversion programme designed for high-achieving students who wish to progress to a degree in a scientific discipline but have not taken the prerequisite science and mathematics subjects at A-level.The foundation year provides a supportive environment where you can make the transition to university study in the sciences and gain the academic knowledge and study skills you’ll need to succeed.
On successful completion of the foundation year, and subject to meeting the specific requirements for progression, you’ll continue to year one of your chosen degree courses. You could progress onto a range of degree courses in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, environmental science, food science and nutrition or psychology. This course is not a progression route for those interested in studying medicine, dentistry or healthcare.
Lifelong Learning Centre supportThe foundation year is taught by the Lifelong Learning Centre. You’ll benefit from our student support service which offers advice and guidance, academic skills support, welcome events and social events throughout your studies.
Is this course for me?
Studies in Science BSc is a four-year extended degree, designed for applicants who don't currently meet the typical science and mathematics entry requirements for direct entry to a degree and who can benefit from a programme that begins with a foundation year which provides intensive, well-structured support.The foundation year will bring together a portfolio of academic and scientific study skills. You’ll be keen and motivated to study across multiple scientific areas such as chemistry, mathematics and biology or physics, alongside the continuous development of your academic skills. There is a strong emphasis on helping students achieve their full potential and develop as independent, self-directed learners. The foundation year caters for a wide range of students from mature learners returning to study from work to school leavers continuing their education.
Once you’ve successfully completed your foundation year and met your progression goals you’ll progress directly onto your chosen degree programme. The Lifelong Learning Centre team remains on hand to help you make the transition to degree-level study