BSc Biosciences with a Foundation Year: University of Sussex

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BSc Biosciences with a Foundation Year: University of Sussex, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 years
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About the programme

The Foundation Year is taught at Chichester College.

This four-year programme is designed for those who want to study the biological sciences at a top-rated university but lack the qualifications necessary for direct entry to one of their other degree programmes. Typical entrants include those with non-science A levels, mature students, overseas applicants and students whose science A level performance fell below expectations. Teaching of the foundation year is at Chichester College in West Sussex.

Career opportunity

  • higher degrees with a view to either entering research in biochemistry and biomedical sciences or posts in the other professions allied to medicine
  • research assistant in industry, hospitals, university and government research laboratories
  • scientific administration or management posts in the NHS, or the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries
  • graduate entry into medicine
  • teaching
  • journalism and publishing
  • sales and financial services.

Admission requirments

A level

  • Typical offer: CC, including a science subject

International Baccalaureate

  • Typical offer range: 28 points overall

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 overall and not less than 6.0 in both the Listening and Writing sections.
  • Internet-based TOEFL with 90 overall, including at least 24 in Speaking and 25 in Writing.
  • The University also accepts a range of other qualifications:
    • GCSE or IGCSE English as a first language: grade C.
    • GCSE English or IGCSE as a second language: grade B.
    • Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE): grade B.
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade C.
    • Cambridge English Language 1119: between grades 1 and 6.

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