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University Centre West Anglia

Bioscience

UCAS Code: C701

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

4 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification, e.g. Extended Diploma (MPP) or successful completion of Access to Science and Nursing course. Students without the above are considered depending on relevant experience and aptitude. All applicants must have GCSE English and maths at grade C (4 points) or above and science at grade C or above (or equivalent).

About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2021

**This foundation degree course is for people looking to work in the science industry or wanting to pursue a career in teaching or lecturing. Similar to all higher level courses at UcWA, the degree is module based.**

It aims to support students to acquire and demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines of bioscience and to acquire and apply skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of bioscience.

You will learn through practical examples, demonstrations and active practice in workshop situations, classes, laboratory experimentation, work placements and fieldwork.

Work placement experiences can either be with a student’s existing employer or with an organisation participating in the programme. Other skills such as English, maths and IT are developed throughout the course, for example the Maths for Sciences module develops maths and IT skills.

**Course Aims**

- To acquire and demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines of bioscience and sufficient knowledge in related fields, as appropriate.

- To acquire and apply skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of bioscience. • To appreciate the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of bioscience.

- To develop a range of transferable skills (oral communication, writing, numerical and computational) relevant to a wider range of graduate employment opportunities

- To provide a knowledge and skills base to develop a career in bioscience

- To develop the student as an independent learner and reflexive practitioner

- To acquire an awareness of the wider social, economic and ethical aspects of science

- To meet local and national needs of employers by providing graduates for employment and by providing professional development opportunities for employees through part-time study

- To improve the employability of graduates through work placement experiences in institutions such as the pharmaceutical industry, scientific suppliers and selected roles in hospitals.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's Lynn campus

Department:

Science and Computing

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