What will I learn?

Our foundation year offers you a rapid introduction to biology, chemistry and mathematics, equipping you with the knowledge, skills and attributes that are needed to go on and successfully meet the challenges of your chosen undergraduate degree.You will develop your understanding of the principles on which the sciences are based, and the mathematics underpinning the core science disciplines, which will enable you to apply scientific principles to solve problems. You will also undertake laboratory work and a variety of assignments to develop your critical thinking and problem solving.You may also be interested in a foundation degree, if you are a mature applicant, with skills and experience from employment and can show recent study.

Which department am I in?

Ocean and Earth Science

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£18,852.00 (US$ 25,136) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Highfield,

Southampton,

Hampshire,

SO17 1BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, we typically require three grades or test scores from a possible combination of AP, SAT-S, SAT-R, ACT, Honors Class or College-level class. UK A-level: A*AA - Three AP tests at scores of 555 OR Three SAT subject tests at scores of 720, 700, 700 or a combination of the two. We can also consider excellent grades in Honors or College-level classes or ACT or SAT scores in lieu of AP or SAT subject tests on a case-by-case basis. AAA - Three AP tests at scores of 555 OR Three SAT subject tests at scores of 700, 700, 700 or a combination of the two. We can also consider excellent grades in Honors or College-level classes or ACT or SAT scores in lieu of AP or SAT subject tests on a case-by-case basis. AAB - Three AP tests at scores of 554 OR Three SAT subject tests at scores of 700, 700, 650 or a combination of the two. We can also consider excellent grades in Honors or College-level classes or ACT or SAT scores in lieu of AP or SAT subject tests on a case-by-case basis. ABB - Three AP tests at scores of 544 OR Three SAT subject tests at scores of 700, 650, 650 or a combination of the two. We can also consider excellent grades in Honors or College-level classes or ACT or SAT scores in lieu of AP or SAT subject tests on a case-by-case basis. BBB - Three AP tests at scores of 444 OR Three SAT subject tests at scores of 650, 650, 650 or a combination of the two. We can also consider excellent grades in Honors or College-level classes or ACT or SAT scores in lieu of AP or SAT subject tests on a case-by-case basis. Applicants who have completed the High School Diploma but do not have the relevant subject tests to apply to one of our Science or Engineering programmes may be eligible to apply to our Foundation programme. Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or British A-Levels will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses. IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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