This course is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry. Biochemistry with a Foundation Year enables entry on to our biochemistry course for students that have not studied the correct subjects, or not quite achieved the qualifications required, perhaps due to illness, family issues or other commitments. Offers will not normally be made to those who apply simply because their A-level grades/predictions are below the requirements for direct entry to the degree programme. It is a one year programme which will enable you to progress onto the first year of your chosen degree course, provided the relevant progression criteria are met. Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff. As a student on the course you will be a full member of the University, with the same access to the Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. During the year you will undertake core modules in applicable mathematics, physics, structure and reactivity, synthesis and spectroscopy, biological systems and disease, and living organisms: variation, population and environment. Completing a foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success. It not only opens doors to courses that may have previously looked closed, but also provides a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. Many who have completed the foundation year have also said how beneficial it was to them in supporting their transition into university life. The Foundation Studies course also offers the opportunity for students performing at a very high standard in their chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments. It is ideal for students who wish to combine their sports training with academic study. If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athletes programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before applying.