Life Sciences International Foundation Year

About this route

The Life Sciences International Foundation Year leads to a wide range of degrees in biology and chemistry-related subjects at the University of Surrey.

During the International Foundation Year you will study a core unit of general subject skills, and subject-specific units, which are carefully designed for your academic development.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Biochemistry BSc (Hons) 65% 60% with min. 50% in each skill
Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) 65% 60% with min. 50% in each skill
Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) 65% 60% with min. 50% in each skill
Biomedicine with Data Science BSc (Hons) 65% 60% with min. 50% in each skill
Biomedicine with Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) 65% 60% with min. 50% in each skill
Biotechnology BSc (Hons) 65% 60% with min. 50% in each skill
BVMSci Veterinary Medicine and Science  BSc (Hons) 65% 70% with min. 60% in each skill
BVMSci Veterinary Medicine and Science  BVMSci (Hons) 65% 70% with min. 50% in each skill
Chemistry BSc (Hons) 65% 60% with min. 50% in each skill
Chemistry MChem 70% 60% with min. 50% in each skill
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) 65% 60% with min. 50% in each skill
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation MChem (Hons) 70% 60% with min. 50% in each skill

Please note:

There are limited places on offer for the BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics degree. Suitable applicants are invited to an interview and offers are made based on your performance at interview. If you are not offered a place on the Nutrition & Dietetics programme, you can progress onto the BSc Nutrition or the BSc Nutrition and Food Science programme (subject to achieving the required academic and English progression grades).

There are additional entry requirements for BVMSci Veterinary Medicine and Science.  Applicants wishing to be considered for Vet Med will need to submit their UCAS application by the earlier deadline of 15th October in order to be considered. There are additional entry requirements for BVMSci Veterinary Medicine and Science including 4 weeks of work experience being required prior to UCAS application. Please see the University of Surrey website or contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible. An interview is also required and offers are made based on your performance at interview. If you are not offered a place on the Veterinary Medicine and Science programme, you can progress onto the Veterinary Biosciences programme (subject to achieving the required academic and English progression grades).

 

Key facts

Course length: Two semesters

Entry points: January and September 

Term dates:

January 2018

Semester 1: 08/01/2018 - 11/05/2018

Semester 2: 14/05/2018 - 24/08/2018

September 2018

Semester 1: 24/09/2018 - 01/02/2019

Semester 2: 04/02/2019 - 31/05/2019

January 2019

Semester 1: 07/01/2019 - 10/05/2019

Semester 2: 13/05/2019 - 23/08/2019

Age: 17 years old to study at the International Study Centre and progress to the University.

Visit our entry requirements page for a list of academic, English language and country-specific entry requirements.

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