University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year

Wherever your interests lie in the vast world of biological sciences, the Foundation Year will pique your curiosity and quench your thirst for answers to important scientific questions. You’ll have contact with academics and researchers from across the Faculty of Science, many of whom are world-leaders in their chosen research areas. And beyond the timetabled lecture series, you’ll have the opportunity to attend talks by guest lecturers and speakers. You’ll cover current scientific topics that have significance and importance for society, such as the changing global climate, emergence of infectious diseases and the challenging field of bioethics. And you’ll be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills by evaluating sources of scientific evidence and by including such sources in your own written work. At UEA we are uniquely partnered with the Norwich Research Park, providing you with access to a learning experience that is dynamic and fascinating – and fueled by current research, which is happening right here, right now. **Course Structure** You’ll cover a combination of modules from the core subjects fundamental to studying the science of life. One third of your Foundation Year programme will be spent studying biology modules, which will take you from the very small, cellular level through to aspects of whole organisms and ecosystems. You’ll also study crucial processes such as metabolic pathways and nutrient flow within the environment. The focus of the majority of your biology studies will relate to the drivers and processes contributing to the evolution of life on Earth. You’ll explore the role of fossils as evidence for evolution, the inheritance of genetic disorders, and the processes driving diversity within populations including specific examples on topics such as antimicrobial resistance. The remaining two-thirds of your Foundation Year will comprise of modules in mathematics, chemistry and environmental sciences, the exact combination of which will be based on your previous studies and your intended future course. Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress on to one of the main degree programmes within the School of Biological Sciences. The progression criteria for these courses varies, but a typical example might be 65% overall and 65% in the biology modules for progression to Ecology. Passing all of your Foundation Year modules (the pass mark is 40%) will see you automatically eligible for our main Biological Sciences programme. For the years of study beyond the Foundation Year, please see the course pages specific to those degree programmes. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250