In summary…

Course Length

2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time

Tuition Fees*

Full-time course fee is £8490 p.a. and part-time course fee is £4250 p.a.


King's Lynn Campus

Entry Requirements**

64 UCAS tariff points



Course Starts

September 2019

*more information on fees and additional costs available on the finance page.
**subject to specific entry requirements as detailed below

Our FdSc in Biocience course is for people looking to work in the science industry or wanting to progress to a teaching or lecturing career. Similar to all higher level courses at UcWA, the Foundation degree is module based.

It aims to support students to acquire and demonstrate core knowledge and understanding of the scientific disciplines of bioscience and to acquire and apply skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the context of bioscience.

You will learn through practical examples, demonstrations and active practice in workshop situations, classes, laboratory experimentation, work placements and fieldwork. Work placement experiences can either be with a student's existing employer or with an organisation participating in the programme.

Other skills such as English, maths and IT are developed throughout the course, for example the Biomeasurement module develops maths and IT skills. 

Course Modules

Year 1

Core Biology0TBC
Foundation of Cell Biology0TBC
General Microbiology0TBC
Human Anatomy and Physiology0TBC

Year 2

Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology0TBC
Labratory Techniques for Biomedical Sciences0TBC
Preparation for Research in the Pathology0TBC
Principles of Genetic Preparation 0TBC

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • 64 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification e.g. extended diploma (MPP) or successful complete of an Access to Science and Nursing course

  • GCSE English, Maths and Science at 4 (Grade C) or above (or equivalent).

Mature students without the above may be considered depending on relevant experience and aptitude.

International (EEA) applicants:

International applicants from the European Economic Area (EEA) may be asked to complete IELTS and achieve a level 7 if there are significant doubts about an applicant's level to communicate. A NARIC statement of comparability will be required to translate grades into their UK equivalents.


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