This two-year, full-time course will provide you with a sound knowledge and understanding of the biological sciences. You will undertake study in a broad range of subjects, including Fundamentals of Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetics and Ecology & Environmental Biology.
Development of your practical skills will be a priority and you will gain experience of techniques such as gel electrophoresis, tissue culture, HPLC, GC-MS and spectroscopy.
You will be assessed through practical laboratory work, coursework and written examinations. Your learning will be supported by tutorial-style teaching and will require a commitment to independent study.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability. A minimum attendance of 80% is expected on all aspects of the course. In addition to the higher education tuition fee, an additional fee of £50 is required to defray expenses associated with residential field trips.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree with an overall weighted mark of 55% and in addition, at least 55% in each module assessed in the final year, will be eligible to progress to degree programmes in the School of Biological Science at Queen's University Belfast. The Foundation Degree allows graduates to apply to become Associates of the Royal Society of Biology and/or Registered Science Technicians. With further experience, graduates can apply for Registered Scientist or Chartered Biologist status.
The entry requirements for this programme are set by Queen's University Belfast. A minimum of CC at A-level, including Biology, or equivalent is required. Applicants offering alternative qualifications are directed to the University website for further guidance:
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Dawn Corbett Tel: 028 9053 3103