At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, Maths and Science (or equivalent Level 2 qualifications) plus one or more of the following: 48 UCAS points from an appropriate Level 3 vocational programme (e.g. BTEC National Diploma) or GCE AS/A2 level or a 6-unit vocational A Level. Candidates from A level programmes normally should have included a significant element of Science and/or Geography in their qualification.
Success in an Access to Higher Education course (including a significant element of Science and/or Geography).
Formally assessed outcomes acquired through APL or APEL. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed and considered on an individual basis.
Where English is not the applicant's first language an IELTS score of 6 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.
Applicants may apply for exemption from specified units on the programme through AP(E)L up to a maximum amount of 50% of the total credits for the programme. However, a student must study at least 50 credits at Level I for the Foundation Degree. Advanced entry to a FD programme may be considered by exception, where students are in receipt of a Certificate of Higher Education or intermediate level or equivalent qualifications recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.
Applicants without the qualifications specified above will be considered on the basis of their ability to study the subject at the required level.