Study options for this course
Notes about fees for this course
For fees and funding information please visit: https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/courses/fdsc-applied-science
For September 2022 entry: 48 UCAS Tariff Points (normally to include Biology), e.g. 2Es or 1C at A Level or an AVCE Double Award at EE or BTEC / City and Guilds National Technical Diploma.
GCSEs: Additionally, candidates will normally be expected to present passes at Grade C or above in at least three other subjects (Double or Triple Science) at GCSE level or equivalent; passes at Grade C and above in English and Mathematics will be normally expected.
Learning through experience demonstrated in portfolios or records of achievement and / or by specific learning tasks set at interview and confirmed by employer reference(s).
A combination of academic and experiential learning to be considered on its individual merits.
Applicants are required to demonstrate a set of basic skills required to fulfil the demands of the programme:
- An ability to express themselves in written English.
- Basic numerical skills.
- A basic understanding of science.
These skills should be demonstrated at levels equivalent to GCSE grades A - C. To this end, applicants may offer:
- GCSE, GCE or CSE results.
And / Or
- Results of appropriate BTEC or Access programmes to science courses.
And / Or
- An accredited record of using these skills in employment.
Other useful information
AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff.
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website.
Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
T Levels: We will recognise T Level qualifications at a suitable level (and in a suitable subject, if applicable).
For September 2022 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
For more information check out our International entry requirements.