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Natural Sciences (Biology) (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
January 2021
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

Natural Sciences (Biology) (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons) (Full-time)

Our Natural Sciences (Biology) (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) will provide you with a thorough introduction to the study of science, giving you the skills you’ll need to study natural sciences, and particularly biology, at undergraduate level.

The degree is ideal if you can’t meet the entry requirements for a standard undergraduate degree or if you’re looking to build your confidence in scientific theory and techniques before going on to more in-depth study of biology and natural sciences later in your degree.

The foundation year on our four-year Natural Sciences (Biology) (including foundation year) will introduce you to key concepts in biology and provide you with the basic mathematical knowledge, scientific understanding and laboratory techniques that you’ll need to succeed when studying a science-based subject at undergraduate level.

As well as being designed to develop vital scientific skills, the foundation year will also allow you to progress into your subsequent years of study with confidence, as you’ll also be introduced to ways of improving your time management, writing and study skills.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2) – if you meet the UCAS points criteria but have obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Concepts in Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Laboratory Science
  • Analytical Science
  • Molecular Biology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Human Immunity
  • Metabolism
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Principles of Pharmacodynamics and Drug Actions
  • Project
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • Advanced Bioanalytical Science
  • Bioinformatics & Molecular Modelling
  • Ethics for Science
  • Natural Products
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Systems Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Work Placement

Modules and module details are subject to change over time.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year
  • International Students: £12,700 per year


You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Career opportunities

A degree in science can lead to a wide range of hugely rewarding careers, with opportunities to work in biological research, public health laboratories and hospitals, as well as a wide range of other industries.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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