Biological Sciences & Pharmacy

The Foundation Year is for you if:

  • You do not have the right qualifications for a full degree
  • You want to strengthen your qualifications to achieve entry to your required University
  • You feel you are not yet ready for direct entry onto university degree-level study
  • You are returning to study or you are changing your academic pathway
  • You want to save money on fees
  • You are looking for a safe, supportive and caring study environment for your foundation studies

The foundation year in Biological Sciences and Pharmacy provides students an in-depth, supportive and adequate academic and personal preparation for successful degree level study in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Sports Science Biomedical Sciences as well as many other related disciplines.

This foundation year is designed to help you acquire necessary subject specific knowledge on major course principles, help you build your confidence in your personal skills, work on your English proficiency and the IELTS exam alongside with developing essential academic and study skills

Through the foundation year you will taught via different teaching and learning methods similar to university study. These includes lectures, Independent study, Group work, Laboratory work including practical classes and field courses, on-line teaching and workshops in addition to study skills tutorials. The foundation year is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge base in key principle disciplines, such as biology and chemistry, studying living organisms in all their epic variety as well as you will study the form and function of the human body and a further introduction in cell biology, genetics, microbiology and immunology.

Course Description

Compulsory Modules

  • Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Academic English and Study Skills

Optional Modules

  • Physics
  • Computing
  • Psychology
  • Italian Language
  • Sociology

Some optional subjects are mandatory for specific specializations.