Why study the Foundation Year in Science Middlesex University?
The Foundation Year in Science is offered as an entry route to a biology, biomedical sciences, environmental or public health degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study. You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course. If you complete this year successfully you progress directly to one of our three-year degree courses in this subject area. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high - in fact some of these students have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates.
The Foundation Year is for you if:
you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree
you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study
you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.
If you are interested in studying the foundation year you must apply to one of our four-year degree courses. Please have a look at the How to Apply tab for further information on how to apply, including UCAS codes. Successful completion of the foundation year guarantees entry to your chosen degree.
This module explores fundamental concepts and principles in biology and chemistry to support future studies in programmes related to life sciences. Lectures will provide explanations of key biological and chemical concepts, seminars and workshops will consist of interactive activities and group events, and lab sessions will enable students to develop core laboratory skills and practice.
SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology)
This module provides students with the fundamental written and oral communication skills required to continue studying at degree level. Students will develop analytical skills through a problem solving approach; build their confidence working individually and as a member of a team, and gain appreciation of research techniques by using libraries and a range of e-learning resources.
This module introduces some fundamental mathematical topics and concepts that are required in a range of subjects studied at degree level. In a structured and supportive environment students will begin to develop an appreciation of the importance of mathematics as an aid to understand and describe abstract ideas.
This module provides students with experience in a range of related subject-related projects that reinforce understanding of topics taught, and provide opportunities to apply the knowledge gained in other modules.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.