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Biology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Keele University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

We offer a January and September entry point onto this course (Biology – Pathway one only). (Applicant information for January 2022 entry can be found on the 2021/2022 pages.) The closing date for applications to the September entry point is the 15th January and the closing date for applications for the January entry point is the 21st December. Please note that the January start point runs in a compressed time-frame (January to September) but without loss of teaching weeks or acceleration of teaching and content delivery. Please ensure that you are viewing the correct UCAS page for the entry point you are interested in. You can switch between the September and January UCAS pages by using the blue 'course options available' button above.We welcome direct applications for the January entry point. Contact our Admissions team to apply now. Telephone: +44 (0)1782 734010 Email: admissions@keele.ac.uk At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home. The Foundation Year will smooth your transition to degree-level study by giving you the time and space to develop your subject knowledge, improve your academic skills and build your confidence and self-belief that you can succeed at university. All of the teaching is delivered on the Keele campus by highly qualified academic and professional staff, complemented by an experienced student support team. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and you will make use of state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching facilities and apparatus. In addition to the University's support network, you will have a personal tutor who will guide and support you through your first year of university study. **There are two pathways within the Biology with Foundation Year, these are: Biology pathway (pathway one, available for September and January intake)**, which provides a preparatory year for students hoping to progress to Biology at Keele as a Single Honours programme or combined with another subject. You can choose to study this course as a combined honours degree with Foundation Year. Visit our website for a list of combined honours courses, entry requirements and information on applying for a combined honours course with Foundation Year. **Veterinary Medicine and Surgery pathway (pathway two, available for September intake only)**, which provides a preparatory year for students hoping to transfer to the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVetMS) degree at the Harper and Keele Veterinary School. Please note to progress on to this programme from the foundation year, students will be required to pass the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery selection event and successfully complete the Foundation Year at the required threshold grades of 70% in each semester 2 module. Students will also need to have the following work experience; 2 weeks in a vets practice and 4 weeks in an animal environment. The selection event will take place during the Foundation Year. The new Harper & Keele Veterinary School combines the extensive resources of the two universities. The programme is uniquely structured to help students graduate with the required skills to be immediately effective first opinion practitioners in the rapidly changing modern veterinary and animal welfare industries. **Equal consideration deadline for pathway two is 15 October 2020.**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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For pathway one, in addition to the GCSE requirements, applicants wishing to progress onto BSc Biology are required to have 64 UCAS Tariff points from at least 1 Level 3 qualification.For pathway two, in addition to the GCSE requirements, applicants wishing to progress onto Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVetMS) (subject to validation) are required to have GCE A Level grades ABC/BBB.

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University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele provides a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    124 54%

    56th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    27th

    11

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