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University of Central Lancashire

Applied Science (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: AS15

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science. Pass in Science Practical if applicable.

64 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 64 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Biology or Chemistry

64 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science

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

MM

Applied Science required

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

MPP

Applied Science required

64 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science

64 UCAS points including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science

UCAS Tariff

64

Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science Required.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Physical sciences

Biological sciences

Applied science

**Course Overview**

- Every scientific career has its first steps. This course can be yours – a good grounding of theory and practice that opens the doors to studying a range of science degrees.

- Our Applied Science programme offers an ideal route into scientific study at degree level. With a mix of modules covering biology, chemistry, maths and physics, together with the practical skills for working in the lab, it offers all the essential knowledge and understanding you’ll need to step into year one of your course.

- It’s a course designed to give you an interesting and stimulating grounding in science, with expert support from our teaching staff. You’ll have the chance to get hands-on with the latest equipment in our modern laboratory facilities, learning how to formulate and test hypotheses, analyse results, prepare reports and work safely in the laboratory – in short, how to apply the theory and practice of science.

- Then, by the end of your foundation year, you should have the critical thinking, scientific knowledge and confidence to make your way into any one of a wide range of science-related degree programmes.

**Why study with us**

- Discover the skills and understanding you’ll need to explore a range of scientific studies at degree level.

- Learn from highly qualified specialists – a team of experienced researchers who bring cutting-edge knowledge to your studies.

- Get to grips with the practical side of science in our well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories.

**Further Information**

- Once you’re accepted onto our foundation entry course, you won’t need to apply separately for a degree course with our Faculty of Science & Technology. However, entry requirements will still apply for any courses within the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Science.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Natural Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

General, applied and forensic sciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Biosciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Chemistry

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
38%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
42%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Protective service occupations

There are only couple of hundred graduates a year in this subject, almost all of whom attended Cambridge, so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Around a third of last year's graduates went on to further study when they finished their course, primarily doctorates. Graduates who went into work tended to go jobs in science and engineering, computing, or business - a broad range of options demonstrating the broad training this degree provides.

Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Science, engineering and production technicians
19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Natural and social science professionals

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

Chemistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Natural and social science professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

General, applied and forensic sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

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£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Biosciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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