251–300 th
World University Rankings 2021
59 th
Impact Rankings 2020
=43 rd
Young University Rankings 2016
Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom

Biological Sciences with Foundation Year - University of Surrey

**Why choose this course** Surrey’s biological sciences courses are ranked among the top 10 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019). We’re also ranked 4th for overall student satisfaction in molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry in the National Student Survey 2018. Our BSc Biological Sciences gives you the exciting opportunity to study biology in its widest sense. As you study, you’ll be able to specialise your course to reflect your emerging interests and prepare you for the career you aspire to. You’ll also have access to our recently opened £10 million Innovation for Health learning laboratories. **What you will study** Our BSc Biological Sciences course will give you the opportunity to study biological structure and function at various levels, from molecules to cells, whole organisms, and beyond into communities and ecosystems. You’ll develop your knowledge in a number of current areas including environmental impact, human and animal health issues, and food security. You’ll study the topics that are fundamental to biosciences and will have opportunities to specialise and tailor your degree, particularly in your final year, to the areas that interest you. The skills you will develop include critical thinking, the ability to solve problems, evaluate evidence and analyse data. These skills will be with you for life and prepare you for a wide variety of careers. **Foundation year** The BSc Biological Sciences with foundation has an additional year of study designed to support your transition on to latter years of the course. You will study full-time for one year at foundation level, and after successfully completing it you will be ready to move on to the next three years of the course. The structure of the foundation year will provide you with a mix of subject-specific content in biology, chemistry and mathematics as well as academic skills development, providing you with an excellent grounding for your studies. This qualification is subject to approval. This means that it has received initial agreement from the University and is currently undergoing a detailed final approval exercise, through the University’s quality assurance processes.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including foundation year
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Stag Hill,GuildfordUnited Kingdom