The Foundation Year is the first year of a four- or five-year programme leading to a degree in one of a range of scientific disciplines. Successful completion of the year guarantees progression to our degree programmes.
This programme may suit you if you are studying for A levels in subjects different from those normally required for these degrees. It may also interest you if you are a mature applicant, with skills and experience from employment, or if you come from a part of the world where the education system is different from the British A level system. We may also consider your application if you have taken appropriate A level subjects for these degrees, but circumstances beyond your control (eg serious illness or personal problems) have led to lower grades than your high predictions.
This full-time programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials, laboratory sessions and private study. Assessment is mainly by unseen written examination and a variety of coursework assignments.
Typical entry requirements
Entry requirements can be found on the Science Foundation Year course page.
- A route to a degree in a science subject for students without the traditional entry qualifications
- All students taught on our Highfield Campus
- Mature and international students welcome
- Supportive learning environment
Excellent dedicated facilities.
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