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Health Sciences with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

In any subjects. You must not be predicted or have achieved the entry requirements for your chosen pathway - Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy or Sports Rehabilitation.

Will be considered on an individual basis

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English language or literature at grade C (4) GCSE Maths at grade C (4) GCSE Science at C (4)

Will be considered on an individual basis

UCAS Tariff

104

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

General science

This one-year course is for talented applicants who don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto one of our healthcare degree programmes. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you'll be ready to start your chosen BSc degree with confidence.

You'll be part of the University's student community from day one, with access to all of the same libraries, sport facilities, societies and student support services.

We'll help you develop your academic reading, writing, critical thinking, communication and subject-specific skills to prepare you for progression onto one of the following undergraduate programmes:

- BSc Midwifery

- BSc Nursing (Adult, Child or Mental Health pathway)

- BSc Physiotherapy

- BSc Sport Rehabilitation

Progression is subject to successful completion of the foundation programme and a successful interview.

If you decide to leave the University after successfully completing the Foundation Year, you will exit the programme with a Foundation Certificate in Health Sciences.

Modules

We use a variety of learning strategies and teaching methods. This may include case-based learning, discussion groups, eLearning, lab sessions and seminars.

You'll gain a broad knowledge of healthcare and study topics such as biosciences, biological communications, digestion and nutrition, body systems and health psychology.

We also support your professional and personal and professional development on this course. This includes developing your academic writing and presentation skills but also the interpersonal skills, values and resilience required for working as a healthcare professional.

As part of the course, you'll complete a portfolio module. This will introduce you to carrying out independent research and the importance of evidence-based professional practice.

Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£26,500
per year
International
£26,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

No data provided

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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