Science with an Integrated Foundation Year (4 or 5 Years)
The programme embraces a variety of approaches to teaching and learning, including lectures, small group tutorials, seminars and project work. Particular strengths are the high level of staff contact and individual learning support: individual pastoral support: project work in physical science-based Schools and associated disciplines within the Faculty.
Your focus is the Foundation Studies Office, where staff provide day to day support. The dedicated Common Room offers you a place to study, prepare coursework, carry out work using the computers, or simply socialise. There is a strong sense of community within the student body and excellent tutorial support. Science with an Integrated Foundation Year is delivered on the University campus by University staff.
With strong links into the physical science based Schools within the Faculty, the environment for study is essentially the same as for undergraduate study on degree programmes in science disciplines.
You will find that this assists greatly in easing your move into first year of your chosen degree programme on successful completion of the foundation year.
Assessment is based primarily on formal examinations at the end of each semester (in January and June). A smaller proportion of the overall assessment is based on coursework carried out throughout the academic year.