Specific entry requirements
GCSE: Three passes at GCSE (grades A*–C or new grades 4-9), or O-level (grades A–C) normally including Mathematics, English Language and Science.
Entrants to the
FdSc programme should normally possess the following:
- A minimum of two years' relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting,
- Relevant science experience; and
- A Line Manager's letter of support and recommendation;
A minimum of 80 UCAS points, including a science subject, which could arise from the following:
- A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other
Level 3 vocational qualifications.
- A minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level, plus three passes at GCSE (grades A-C), or O-level
(grades A-C) normally including Mathematics, English Language and Science.
It may be possible, in certain situations, to gain accreditation of prior learning to enable students to enter the course
with advanced standing or gain exemption from an element/ elements of the programme. This is assessed on an individual
basis and is awarded in line with Oxford Brookes University's regulations on accreditation of prior learning,
Students who obtain sufficient CAT points at level 4 in appropriate modules from alternative institutions may be granted
entry at Level 5.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Please 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.
Part-time students should apply directly to the University.
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.
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.