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The Foundation Year is intended for highly motivated students who wish to study the marine sciences, but who do not yet meet the usual criteria for entry to the first year of our honours degree courses.
- A typical points offer for subjects: biology/human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. soft science: geography, environmental science/studies, geology would be 48 points from a minimum of 2 A levels.
Excluding general studies.
- A typical points offer for subjects in: geography, environmental science or geology would be 56 points from a minimum of 2 A levels. Excluding general studies.
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma PPP-MMP in a science related subject. An offer will be given depending on units indicated.
BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
Pass an Access to HE Diploma (e.g. science/combined studies/natural sciences/nursing).
24 overall to include a minimum of 3 points at Higher Level science subject such as: biology/human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics or 4 points at Higher Level science subject such as geography, environmental science/studies, geology . English and mathematics must be included.
Mathematics and English language at grade C or above
Applications from students with non-standard qualifications, including those without science qualifications at Level 3, are welcomed and are assessed on an individual basis. This programme is also suitable for those returning to study who can offer work or other related experience in place of formal qualifications and who have the equivalent of basic mathematical, English and science skills (i.e. the equivalent of a Grade C at GCSE level).
Please contact us to enquire about your suitability for admission.
For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.