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Applied Sciences Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Are you passionate about science, but lacking the appropriate qualifications to move straight onto a science degree? This course can help you decide upon and access your chosen degree pathway.The course is designed to provide fundamental scientific knowledge and skills, to give you experience in a range of science fields before you choose your ultimate degree destination. These areas include Biology, Chemistry, Food Science and Forensic Science, establishing your laboratory skills, basic numeracy skills, data handling, ICT and study skills. Many of our students report that, having completed this foundation course, they feel more confident and much better prepared to begin their chosen degree.This foundation year will allow you to hit the ground running in your chosen career path . With successful completion you can automatically progress on to one of our 10 full-time, accredited science degrees:(list updated April 2016)BSc (Hons) BiologyBSc (Hons) Biology (Biotechnology)BSc (Hons) Biology (Human Neurobiology)BSc (Hons) Biomedical ScienceBSc ChemistryBSc Criminology and Forensic ScienceBSc (Hons) Food Science and NutitionBSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition (Human Nutrition)BSc (Hons) Forensic ScienceBSc (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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UCAS Points : 80

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculatorSubject Requirements:There are no specific subject requirements for this course. GCSE Requirements:Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.Additiona


University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in law, design, engineering, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 130 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    140 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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