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London Metropolitan University

Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Health, Psychology Extended Degree

UCAS Code: CF11

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

Entry requirements

A level


Typical offer grade C (32 UCAS points).

Access to HE Diploma


Total of 60 credits (45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2) from an Access to Higher Education Diploma. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths.

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


Scottish Higher


A minimum of 32 UCAS points, including two passes at Higher level.

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About this course

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Full-time | 2019


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**Why study this course?**This four-year extended degree includes a preparatory year (Year 0) that provides the knowledge necessary for entry on to one of our science or psychology-based BSc (Hons) courses. Aimed at those with little or no scientific background, the course is also suitable if you wish to change your subject area or for those whose secondary level science grades have not matched their expectations.**More about this course**This extended degree course is ideal if youre keen to pursue a career in science or psychology but currently have little or no scientific grounding.Some of your teaching and learning will take place in our 30 million Science Centre. There, you'll have access to our 280 state-of-the-art workstations, which will allow you to gain practical skills and work independently on different experiments. Taught by experts in the field, youll benefit from their years of experience within the industry.During your preparatory year, youll gain the knowledge and key skills you need in biology and scientific studies by studying core modules that are essential for a career in science or psychology. Youll also have the chance to study an optional module from a list of topics including biochemistry, and nutrition and sports science.Once you have gained the core knowledge required, youll be ready to progress on to one of our Science or Psychology BSc (Hons) degrees, where youll study a wide variety of core and optional modules designed to give you the skills, qualifications and expertise necessary for a rewarding career. Depending on the course you choose, you may also have the option to undertake a work placement, giving you invaluable connections and practical industry experience.This course is recognised by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). If you are eligible, funding for the preparatory year will follow the standard undergraduate funding regulations.**What our students say**It was very beneficial for me to study at London Metropolitan University as I am an adult student with a family and small children. The university timetable and the regulations suited me very well. I do not think I could have made it to this point if it were not for London Met. The lecturers were very helpful and friendly."


Year 0 modules include:

Biology (core, 30 credits),
Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits),
Biochemistry (alternative core, 30 credits),
Chemistry (alternative core, 30 credits),
Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods (alternative core, 30 credits), and
Nutrition and Sports Science (alternative core, 30 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports and presentations. You’ll also receive feedback throughout the course.

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