If you'd like to study science, engineering, technology or maths but don't currently meet the admissions criteria for direct entry, then this extended degree is for you.
The foundation year provides a supportive environment where you can make the transition to university study and gain the academic knowledge and study skills you'll need to succeed.
You'll develop your knowledge and understanding of the facts, concepts and principles in mathematics, chemistry and either biology or physics. You'll also gain skills for academic and scientific enquiry thorugh practical and laboratory work, and fieldwork.
On successful completion of the foundation year, subject to meeting the specific requirements for progression, you'll continue to year one of your chosen degree course. You could progress onto a range of degree courses in science, engineering, mathematics, computing or healthcare. Recent students went on to study for degrees in biology, healthcare, zoology, computer science, food science, mechatronics and robotics, and nutrition.
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Leeds was an amazing experience, probably the best student city in the UK. There’s no better feeling than whiling away the summers in Hyde Park with a cider and some good mates, and the nightlife is incredible – so many different student nights on, and the taxis are dirt cheap. A great bonding experience for all is The Otley Run – a 21 strong pub crawl that takes you into the city and how I forged some of my best friendships. In terms of the Uni, my course was amazing – loads of detailed lectures, secondary materials and passionate lecturers.
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