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Biology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology.- Attain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of biological, chemical and mathematical skills suitable to investigate and describe the biological world.- Develop the confidence and ability to solve biological problems.- Conduct research in a range of theoretical and practical areas, including the skills of project management.Take part in rigorous intellectual training that cultivates an interest in current developments at the frontiers of the subject. Gain an underpinning knowledge of chemistry, physics and maths, taught in context. Enhance your skills for a career in biology or any occupation requiring confident, creative, analytical thinkers.**How you learn**The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Biology course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other biosciences and chemistry foundation year students, then move on to the degree.The course includes a coherent programme theme to enable you to develop as professional biologists, operating beyond just knowledge acquisition. You have the capability to act on opportunities and apply learning to solve problems, whether theoretical or applied.You learn through- lectures- workshops- tutorials- scenario-based laboratory sessions.In the foundation year, you’ll attain the academic and practical skills required for level 4 study. You’ll build your confidence in biology, chemistry and maths, and apply your theoretical knowledge in practical lab sessions. You’ll also familiarise yourself with Sheffield Hallam’s staff and facilities —ensuring that you’re fully prepared to begin as an undergraduate.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 64

From A levels including at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept General Studies. For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    114 50%

    72nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    42nd

    14

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