Kingston University London - Science foundation year

Kingston University London

Science foundation year

We recognize that there are many routes to success at the degree level. Our science foundation year specifically caters to those who lack the traditional entry qualifications to join the first year of a science degree.

You are likely to be someone with either non-science-based qualifications, someone who has tried science-based subjects but has yet to realize their potential, or a mature student, with skills and experience from employment, who wants to return to education.

The foundation year has the benefit of being part of the extended degree. It gives you access to a range of activities and staff on the degree program that you will continue your studies on.

The foundation year in science is taught at the University and you'll have access to all its facilities. Subject materials and teaching are tailored to degrees at Kingston and you'll develop practical, technical, and communication skills, and apply knowledge to real-life problems.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This foundation year helps you prepare for your intended degree, providing you with essential skills for success.
  • You'll gain extensive practical experience in brand new laboratories, recently opened as part of a £6.8 million investment.
  • You will develop your problem-solving skills through project-based learning as applied to real-world scenarios.

Entry Requirements

  • 32 UCAS points from two Level 3 qualifications.
  • For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5, with no element below 6.0 for students  progressing to Pharmacy MPharm or Nutrition. For all other courses it is Academic IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

After completing the foundation program You may study your desired course

The courses include:

  • Biochemistry BSc (Hons)
  • Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
  • Biological Science BSc (Hons)
  • Chemistry BSc (Hons)
  • Environmental Science BSc (Hons)
  • Environmental Science with Hazards & Disasters BSc (Hons) 
  • Forensic Science BSc (Hons)
  • Geography BSc (Hons)
  • Nutrition (Exercise & Health) BSc (Hons)
  • Nutrition (Human Nutrition) BSc (Hons)
  • Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons)
  • Pharmacology BSc (Hons)
  • Sports Science (Coaching) BSc (Hons)
  • Sports Science BSc (Hons)

Course Details

Throughout the year you will study a range of subjects relevant to subsequent study in Year 1 of your degree and beyond. These subjects are supported by modules where your study and mathematical skills are developed. The broad scope of subjects is intended to allow study in a range of subject areas and, in some instances, allows flexibility of choice of intended degree route. Subjects start at an elementary level, and there is a strong emphasis on the development of practical skills. In the Skills module you will also undertake a project where you focus on a topic relating to your degree subject.


Professional Success
Foundation Project-Based Learning
Biological & Chemical Sciences

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