Our BSc Biosciences with a Foundation Year (formerly known as Life Sciences with a Foundation Year) course enables all of our biological and biomedical sciences undergraduate courses to be studied with a foundation year if you do not have a science background or the appropriate entry qualifications. Taught by Xaverian College close to the University campus, the foundation year provides the necessary academic background in biology, chemistry and mathematics to prepare you for study on any one of our biological or biomedical science courses. There is also a complementary programme of tutorials, seminars and laboratory practicals at the main University campus. Successful completion of the foundation year allows you direct entry onto any of our three- or four-year degree courses. **Register as a university student** As a foundation year student, you are a full student member of The University of Manchester and you will have a University registration card. You have full representation on the Faculty student-staff committee and a guaranteed place in a University hall of residence.