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Foundation Year in Science

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Foundation Year in Science

Code
See How to apply tab
Start
October 2018
Duration
1 year full-time
+ 3 years full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£9,250 (INT) *
Course leader
Pirkko Harvey

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.

Why study the Foundation Year in Science at Middlesex University?

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 and in fact 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.

How to apply

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. Successful completion of the foundation year guarantees entry to your chosen degree.

We offer:

*Please note that it is not possible to apply for the MSci route with a foundation year.

What will you study on the Foundation Year in Science?

You will study all four modules simultaneously over the year which means you have the chance to examine topics in-depth.​ As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.​

  • Core modules

    • Life Sciences (30 credits) - Compulsory

      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 you to develop core laboratory skills and practice.

    • SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology) (30 credits) - Compulsory​

      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, you will begin to develop an appreciation of the importance of mathematics as an aid to understand and describe abstract ideas.

    • Foundation Mathematics (30 credits) - Compulsory​

      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, you will begin to develop an appreciation of the importance of mathematics as an aid to understand and describe abstract ideas.

    • Chemistry (30 credits) - Compulsory​

      The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the fundamental concepts in chemistry and biochemistry to support your future studies in Natural Sciences. You will study a range of topics such as atomic structure, chemical bonding, acids and bases, and chemical equilibria. Your learning will be enhanced through laboratory sessions, enabling you to put theory into practice.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

How is the Foundation Year in Science taught?

The Foundation year aims to engage you in all aspects of your learning. You are required to have good attendance and are encouraged to actively participate in taught sessions either individually, with your peers or collaboratively in small groups

You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills through interactive lectures, supervised laboratories and workshops, online activities and tests, guided research, individual and group projects and reflection. You will receive formative verbal feedback in practical sessions and summative feedback is provided electronically and/or verbally.

Assessment

Your knowledge and understanding is assessed by individual written assignments and tests, pair and group presentations, learning logs, and demonstrations

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