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University of Central Lancashire

Applied Science (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: AS15

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

Entry requirements


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

72 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 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL Biology or Chemistry

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

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

DM

Applied Science required

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

MMP

Applied Science required

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

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

UCAS Tariff

72

Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Applied Science Required.

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Biological sciences

Physical sciences

This is the perfect course if you wish to take a degree in science but are not sure of which path to follow.
If you wish to take a degree in science but do not possess the qualifications or experience required for year 1 entry, this foundation entry year will help you achieve your goal. This is a one-year programme which provides guaranteed progression to a range of courses provided by a number of schools throughout the university.
Once you are on the foundation course there is no need to make an additional application and there will be no interviews for entry to progress to year one of your chosen degree in the Faculty of Science & Technology (although entry requirements apply for degrees in the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Science).

Progression routes include the following:

BSc (Hons) Archaeology
BSc (Hons) Biology
BSc (Hons) Chemistry
MChem (Hons) Chemistry
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science & Anthropology
MSci (Hons) Forensic Science & Molecular Biology,
MSci (Hons) Forensic Science & Chemical Analysis
BSc (Hons) Geography,
BSc (Hons) Neuroscience
BSc (Hons) Policing (and similar)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (and similar)
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
BSc (Hons) Physiology & Pharmacology

The foundation entry year will provide you with an interesting and stimulating grounding in science and enable you to gain key practical skills in our modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratory facilities.

The foundation year will give you the essential knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical science skills to facilitate your study at degree level. It will support and encourage you to develop your critical thinking and will aim to give you the confidence and competence to apply a range of skills to subject related topics that will underpin your development towards university level study.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
EU
£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 Forensic and Applied 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.

Biosciences

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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Physical, material and forensic sciences

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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

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.

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
95%
high
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
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

Physical, material and forensic sciences

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.

£19,200
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Protective service occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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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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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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