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Life Sciences Foundation

Foundation course

Key facts


UCAS code

C101

Start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Course length

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

Department

Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Overview


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.

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

International full time off-campus
£9,000

Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

International full time off-campus
£9,000

2020/21
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students 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 below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

How to apply


Entry requirements

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.

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

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate 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.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.