9 months
16380 GBP/full
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This one-year (3 term) Biological Sciences - Undergraduate Foundation Programme at ONCAMPUS Aston offers successful students guaranteed progression to Aston University. An Extended 4 term programme is available in September.

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This Undergraduate Foundation Programme at ONCAMPUS Aston is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Aston University . All students who successfully complete the UFP are guaranteed progression on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Aston University. The UFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.

How long will I study for?

This Biological Sciences - Undergraduate Foundation Programme at ONCAMPUS Aston lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one examination week. On average, you will undertake 21 (and up to 25) hours of classroom-based study per week. 

English Language forms up to six hours of your timetable, is compulsory for students who are below the required level for progression, and will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects as well as being taught separately if you need additional support. Students who are at or above the required English level for progression are likely to follow a reduced timetable.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. Full assessment of the programme will take place in the final term. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the University environment, and include project work, essays, presentations and unseen examination.

Programme Structure

Modules included

  • Biology for Life Sciences
  • Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • Skills for Science
  • English

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Overall 60%+, with 60%+ in Molecular Biology and Chemistry, and Plant and Animal Biology. IELTS 6.5 (no component below 6.0)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16380 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16380 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.

Tuitions vary between £16380 and £21,610 depending on your chosen pathway and length of programme

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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