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Foundation Year in Life Sciences CertHE

University of Dundee

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

If you don’t have the grades needed to apply to our Life Sciences degrees, this course gives you the opportunity to study life sciences for one year full-time or two years part-time and then enter our core curriculum at Level 2. You’ll then be able to choose which of our biological or biomedical sciences courses you’d like to graduate in.You'll learn the core skills in chemistry and numeracy that you’ll need to succeed throughout your degree.Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll move into our life sciences curriculum where you’ll continue to develop the core skills and knowledge to understand the field as a whole. You’ll cover topics like genetics, cell biology, biological organisation, molecular mechanisms and processes. You’ll further develop practical skills, including laboratory skills, data analysis, and how to design and run experiments. This will prepare you for carrying out projects later in your course.In Levels 3 and 4, you can pick modules that interest you, and transfer to a different life sciences course if you find your interests change, as long as you’ve chosen the relevant modules.The work of our researchers shapes our curriculum from Level 1 onwards so you’ll learn the latest theories, and gain a great understanding of the wider field. Laboratory sessions will help integrate your knowledge and practical skills, and develop strong transferable skills, both in and out of the lab.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 21,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC

including biology plus GCSE chemistry at C / 4 However an applicant with CCC at A-Level including biology plus GCSE chemistry may be considered in combination with a telephone interview.

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University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    197 86%

    5th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    24th

    13

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