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Life Sciences Foundation
Full time: 1 year (leading to a 3-year degree course)
This course is closed to recruitment for September 2023. Please see our alternative course that is delivered at our Headington Campus.
Our one-year Foundation in Life Sciences provides you with the necessary scientific and mathematical background required for the degrees listed below.
This foundation year is taught at Abingdon and Witney College and allows direct entry to the following science degrees at Oxford Brookes.
- BSc Animal Biology and Conservation
- BSc Biological Sciences
- BSc Biological Sciences (Genetics and Genomics)
- BSc Biological Sciences (Human Biosciences)
- BSc Biological Sciences (Zoology)
- BSc Biomedical Science
- BSc Medical Science
- BSc Nutrition
- BSc Sport and Exercise Science
- BSc Sport, Coaching and Physical Education
- BSc Equine Science
- MBiol Biological Sciences
The foundation year will form the first year of a four-year degree (or five-year degree if a placement year or the MBiol integrated Masters is chosen).
Please note tuition fees for Home 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 students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
How to apply
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.
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.
Full time Home (UK) applicantsApply through UCAS
International applicantsApply direct to the University
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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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.