This programme leads to the award by the University of Greenwich of a BSc Hons in a chosen speciality. Specialities include biosciences (focusing on biological sciences, medical biochemistry and molecular biology, or medical physiology); biomedical science; human nutrition; sports science; pharmaceutical sciences, forensic science and chemistry.
This programme is intended to provide coherent progression into year 1 of the BSc Hons degree programmes offered by the School of Science. It has been designed for people who have successfully completed A-levels (or their equivalent) but in a subject area outside the science specialism in which they would like to study. It is also for suitably qualified mature students who may not possess the appropriate A-level qualifications.
Science Formation provides an introduction to biology, chemistry and physics. Essential Science extends your knowledge of biology and chemistry and Topics in Contemporary Science considers topics of current scientific interest. These theory courses are supported by the two laboratory courses Developing Practical Skills and Science Laboratory Skills in full-time mode. Students studying part-time instead follow Laboratory Practical Skills and Laboratory Health, Safety and Administration which are carried out both in the workplace and the college. The Mathematics course covers topics such as basic number work, algebra, functions and graphs and statistics. The various packages available in Microsoft Office are covered in Information Technology.
The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory classes.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Applicants should have:
120 UCAS points
PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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