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Biotechnology with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96-104

No specific subjects are required, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biotechnology

The STEM Foundation Year provides the opportunity to study an integrated 4-year programme where you will complete a Foundation Year before progressing onto a degree in biology, computer science, computer engineering, or geography and geology, subject to passing all assessments. The information below describes the Foundation Year only. The curriculum for the subsequent three years is outlined on corresponding course pages.

The STEM Foundation Year provides the opportunity to develop scientific skills and knowledge, tailored to your individual needs, that will enable you to progress onto the first-year of selected science-based degrees at Edge Hill University. The programme equips you with the key transferable skills needed for Higher Education and future employment. It is suitable if you meet the University’s minimum entry criteria but do not meet the subject-specific requirements for science-based courses, or wish to extend your scientific knowledge base prior to joining a relevant degree. You will develop skills in academic writing, critical analysis, systematic thinking and personal reflection, and receive a broad overview of applied mathematics and physics. The programme includes three pathways which enable you to enhance your scientific knowledge in computer programming, biology or geography. The pathway you will study is determined by your intended degree and whether it is based in the Department of Biology, the Department of Computer Science or the Department of Geography and Geology.

Please note, this Foundation Year does not normally lead to an award or qualification in its own right, however successful completion of the Foundation Year at the required pass mark enables progression onto a relevant degree at Edge Hill University.

Modules

Please see our website for details on available modules

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a combination of practical exercises, reports, essays, presentations and examinations. We want you to develop the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Assessment therefore includes both forms of participation, though the emphasis is strongly on individual work.

The Uni


Course location:

Ormskirk (Main Campus)

Department:

Biology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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