Science Foundation Year

Science Foundation Year 

The Science Foundation Year aims to prepare students for degree-level study, by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in science, healthcare or engineering related subjects. The course is designed to open up an exciting world of opportunities within these disciplines for students who do not meet our standard entry requirements.

The course aims to prepare students with the fundamental skills and knowledge required for successful transition into degree-level study, which may open up exciting careers and further study opportunities.

The course provides an alternative integrated entry route onto a wide range of degree-level programmes in the College of Science in the areas of Chemistry, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physics, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science.

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

We have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Entry Requirements

The Science Foundation Year is designed to open up a pathway of study to those who may not meet the standard entry requirements for a degree. This can include students not having the required combination of subject areas or having lower-than-expected grades.

It could also be an ideal entry route for students who have taken a break from education or are wishing to enter into University with non-traditional qualifications.

Foundation Year entry requirements for each subject area can be found here:

Chemistry

Engineering

Life Sciences

Mathematics and Physics

Pharmacy

Our standard entry requirements for each full degree programme can be found on the relevant course pages

How You Study

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

Following successful completion of the Science Foundation Year, students will then progress onto the first undergraduate year of their chosen 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. Students’ final awards upon graduating will reflect the full course title, for example “BSc Mathematics with Science Foundation Year”. For more subject specific information, please visit the relevant foundation year course pages.

Facilities

The Science Foundation Year is taught by academic and professional support staff at the University. Learning will be supported through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials making use of specialist teaching facilities and equipment.

The foundation year provides an introduction to University student life and the opportunity to engage with an exciting range of extracurricular activities. The University of Lincoln’s campus also provides a modern, student-centred environment on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, with the city centre just a short walk away.

Staff

 NamePositionContact
Kerry Blagden

Director of Foundation Year Studies

Dr Ellie Davison

Foundation Year Senior Lecturer

Jayne Hopkins

Foundation Year Senior Lecturer
Dave Spafford Foundation Year Senior Lecturer
Emma Stones Foundation Year Senior Lecturer

Rachael Addy

Foundation Year Lecturer raddy@lincoln.ac.uk

Fiona Bissett

Foundation Year Lecturer

Thomas Hobson 

Foundation Year Lecturer

Christopher Moran

Foundation Year Lecturer

cmoran@lincoln.ac.uk

Dr Anika Tauchen Foundation Year Lecturer

atauchen@lincoln.ac.uk

Emily Geiger

Senior Administrator

egeiger@lincoln.ac.uk

Jane Schofield  Administrator

Dr Rachel Farrow

Foundation Year Technician

rfarrow@lincoln.ac.uk

     
Prof Steve Bevan Head of School of Life Sciences

Dr Michael Gallimore Head of School of Engineering

Dr Josie Solomon Head of School of Pharmacy

jsolomon@lincoln.ac.uk

Prof Ian Scowen Head of School of Chemistry

Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky Head of School of Mathematics and Physics

Fees

2020/21UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* £15,900 per level**
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt
2021/22UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* TBC
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


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

* UK/EU: 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.

** International: The fees quoted are for one year of study. For continuing students fees are subject to an increase of 2% each year and rounded to the nearest £100.

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 (PDF).

University Regulations