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School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Lincoln is an interdisciplinary school providing an exciting and stimulating environment where excellence in teaching and research are highly valued. The School aims to provide opportunities for students and staff to pursue their scientific ambitions. Teaching is underpinned by the research expertise of our academic staff, encompassing areas as diverse as animal behaviour, cognition and welfare, biomedical science, biochemistry, evolution and ecology.



Foundation Programmes

Course Title UCAS Code Validation Status Entry Requirements (A Level) Entry Requirements (GCSE)
Animal Behaviour and Welfare with Science Foundation Year BSc D792 Validated CCC 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Biochemistry with Science Foundation Year BSc C702 Validated CCC 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Biology with Science Foundation Year BSc C102 Validated CCC 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Biomedical Science with Science Foundation Year BSc  B942 Validated CCC 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Bioveterinary Science with Science Foundation Year BSc D304 Validated CCC 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Zoology with Science Foundation Year BSc C302 Validated CCC 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths


How You Study

Students on all foundation programmes study a combination of core and subject specific modules during the first year as part of an integrated degree programme. The combination of modules studied is tailored to the needs of the full degree programme that students wish to progress onto after successful completion of the foundation year.

Students study two core modules at the start of the programme, which aim to build a foundation in mathematics and introduce key study skills required for further study. Students also study two further modules which introduce fundamental aspects of specific areas of science relevant to the chosen foundation year programme. Students will also study an integrative module which is aligned to the full degree programme which students' wish to progress onto upon successful completion of the Science Foundation Year.

Following successful completion of the foundation year, students will then progress onto a full degree programme. This means students will study for a total of four years for a standard degree, or five years if they take an integrated Master’s degree. Course specific information on the full degree programmes within the School of Life Sciences can be found within our course pages.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Foundation Level:

At Foundation level students will typically have around 14 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

- 2 hours of practical classes and workshops

- 2 hours of tutorial time

- 5 hours in seminars

- 5 hours in lectures

Overall Workload and Independent Study

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. Students’ overall workload will consist of their scheduled contact hours combined with independent study. The expected level of independent study is detailed below.

Foundation Level:

- Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 324

- Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 27%

- Percentage of independent study expected: 73%



How You Are Assessed

The way students will be assessed will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a lab report or essay, written exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

Assessment Breakdown

Foundation Level:                    

Coursework: 50%
Practical exams: 0%
Written exams: 50%



Modules

All students will study two core modules:

  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists
  • Study Skills

Students will also study:

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Biology

Students also complete the integrative module:

  • Foundation Year Life Sciences

Following successful completion of the foundation year, students will then progress onto their chosen full degree programme. 



Staff

Throughout this programme, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students. For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our School of Life Sciences Staff Pages.



Fees

2017/18 EntryUK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £14,500 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2018/19 EntryUK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

In 2017/18, fees for all new and continuing undergraduate UK and EU students will be £9,250.

In 2018/19, fees may increase in line with Government Policy. We will update this information when fees for 2018/19 are finalised.

Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

 


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.