Science with a Foundation Year: The University of Manchester

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Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Science with a Foundation Year: The University of Manchester, Undergraduate Admissions, School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom
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Course description

Science with a Foundation Year is a one year programme designed to improve your scientific knowledge and understanding to a level where you will be suitable for a science degree in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. If you pass the one year programme you are guaranteed a place on one of these degrees.

In studying the Foundation Year you will take courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (where appropriate) plus Communication Skills and ICT. Finally, you will complete a project that is specific or closely related to your anticipated degree programme.

Special features of this programme:

Science with a Foundation Year gives you a guaranteed place on a degree within the following subject areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Textile Technology

Career opportunities

Science with a Foundation Year gives you the preparation you need to proceed to degree level programmes in the subject areas of Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science/Studies, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy.

Entry requirements

  • A level: Students will be accepted from a range of educational backgrounds and all applications will be considered individually.
  • Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications.
  • GCSE: If no sciences or maths are offered at A-level or equivalent, then we shall be looking for a minimum of B grades in Mathematics and science at GCSE or equivalent.
  • Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification.
  • International Baccalaureate: Considered on an individual basis.

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