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Science with Foundation Year, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students who have taken the right A-levels, but have not met the grades for their desired subjects are encouraged to apply if they also meet our extenuating circumstances criteria. Unlike other universities, successful completion of your foundation year guarantees you progression on to your chosen undergraduate degree.*

You will benefit from an accelerated study, meaning you will only be taught the information you will need to succeed in your chosen undergraduate degree.  You will also be able to have the "university experience" from day one, allowing you to join societies, clubs, and social events alongside your peers.

Why choose this course in Science with Foundation Year at University of Nottingham?

  • Guaranteed progression on to your chosen undergraduate course on successful completion of the foundation year
  • Choice of over 35 BSc and integrated masters (MSci) courses
  • Over 85% of students who progressed to an MSci Degree achieved a 2:1 or higher
  • Start your BSc or MSci with greater confidence and improved skills from experiencing a year of university already
  • 80% of students over the past five years have passed the Foundation Year

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Biological Sciences (40 credits)
  • Foundation Year Chemistry (40 credits)
  • Mathematics for Foundation Science (20 credits)
  • Studying Science at University (20 credits)
  • English Language (20 credits)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • IB score 30
  • IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in any element)
  • High school qualifications Check our country-specific information for guidance on qualifications from your country
  • A level offer BBB

Tuition Fee

  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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