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Life Sciences Foundation

Foundation course

Our one-year Foundation in Life Sciences, taught at Abingdon and Witney College, provides you with the necessary scientific and mathematical background required for degree-level study in science. Successful completion of the programme allows direct entry on to a wide range of three-year science degree programmes at Oxford Brookes.

To find out more about what it is like to study at an Oxford Brookes partner college, visit our partnership course pages.

Available start dates

September 2018 / September 2019

Teaching location

Abingdon and Witney College

Course length

  • Full time: 1 year (leading to a 3-year degree course)

UCAS code

C101

For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200. 2019/20: £7,350.

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,200 2019/20: £9,000

*Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088
finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Specific entry requirements

A-Level: two years' post-16 study

GCSE: five passes at grades A to C or equivalent, including a science subject

We seek to admit students who will make good scientists and accept that qualifications are not the only indicator of future potential.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Students educated in a language other than English need English language at IELTS level 6.0 in reading and writing.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements

English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

How to apply

Full-time students should apply for this course through UCAS.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Find out more

For full details about studying Life Sciences Foundation, please visit the College website.