401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2020
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Biological Sciences with Foundation Year - University of Plymouth

Are you looking for an alternative route into our biology degrees? Whether you’re returning to study or your results weren't what you’d hoped for, this year zero foundation programme prepares you to enter any biology degree from Biological Sciences to Environmental Biotechnology. You will be taught at the University by the same academics as on our degrees and will gain the understanding and confidence needed for your degree, plus the study skills needed to succeed. This course is an integrated part of a biology degree at Plymouth University. Successful completion of the foundation year (Year 0) provides progression onto Year 1 from a choice of biology degrees: BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare, BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology or BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences. With historical pass rates in excess of 85 per cent, you have an excellent chance of progression onto Year 1. You will benefit from over 25 years of expertise in science foundation courses at Plymouth University, which continue to produce excellent degree candidates. You will be prepared to study at degree level during the course, so unlike A levels or Access Courses, you will actually learn how to study at degree level, giving you a significant advantage once you move onto the degree itself. Your studies can be funded through standard tuition fee loans – it does not require an upfront investment. You will benefit from enthusiastic, supportive academic staff that have substantial experience in helping students realise their potential and who are active researchers in their fields. You will be taught at the University itself – not on a satellite campus or in a tertiary college – and you will be taught by the same academic staff that teach on our other degrees. You will benefit from the full University experience from day one – Fresher’s Week, a full university Library and IT provision and so on to fully support your studies. The foundation year is an integral part of the extended degree. Completion of the foundation year will not lead to a separate award or qualification its own right but will provide access to Year 1 of your degree.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,PlymouthUnited Kingdom
  • 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