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Zoology with Ecology and Conservation with Science Gateway

Cornwall College

UCAS Code: ZESG | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C/4-5 We accept Functional Skills Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Biology

Do you have the passion and potential to study one of our university-level programmes, but not the necessary qualifications to start?
Our Science Gateway course is the perfect solution.
Whether you are returning to education or your results weren’t quite what you hoped for, the Science Gateway provides a high-quality route into the large range of science foundation degree (FdSc) programmes at Cornwall College Newquay.
Science Gateway is designed to prepare you to succeed on a foundation degree in a number of ways.
It’ll help to develop your knowledge of core underpinning scientific concepts, as well as subject knowledge specifically related to your chosen subject area.
With our focus on building practical skills; you’ll gain confidence and competence in both the laboratory and fieldwork. Alongside this, the development of your academic study skills will help to boost your research competencies and overall employability.
You will study at our thriving Newquay campus, set against an inspirational backdrop of wild and rugged headland, sheltered coves, freshwater streams, saltmarsh and sprawling estuaries.
For over 20 years, Cornwall College Newquay has inspired thousands of science graduates to make a difference, using their passion as a guide.
Our small supportive group sizes and friendly experienced tutors create a family-feel that’s unlike any university experience you will have seen. Another benefit is the contact you’ll get with academic staff teaching at higher levels, ranging from formal tutorials and lessons to attendance at oral and poster presentation sessions.
So, what are you waiting for? The Science Gateway programme is the ideal way to progress onto your foundation degree, knowing that you are well-prepared, not just to achieve but to excel.

Assessment methods

Mix of coursework, exam, test and practice

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Newquay

Department:

Science, Engineering and Technology

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