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Progression requirements

Foundation Science allows progression to the following schools, provided students perform well during the foundation course and meet the progression requirements as outlined below.

Course

Module Requirements

Overall Requirements

Biology and Biochemistry Courses (Including Genetics, Neuroscience and Zoology)

Foundation Biological Science 55% and Foundation Chemistry 55%

Overall Pass 40%

Sport and Exercise Science

Foundation Biological Science 60% and Foundation Chemistry 60%

Overall average of 60%

Biosciences

Foundation Biological Science 55% and Foundation Chemistry 55% (MNutr/Dietetics – see below)*1

Overall Pass 40%

Chemistry*

Foundation Chemistry 60% Overall average of 60%

Medical Physiology and Therapeutics

Foundation Biological Science 55% and Foundation Chemistry 55%

Overall average 40%

Natural Sciences

Foundation Biological Science 70%, Foundation Chemistry 70%

Overall average of 70%.

Pharmacy 

Foundation Chemistry 60%

English Language modules (if taken)

Overall average of 60% and subject to a successful interview (see below)*2

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Foundation Chemistry 60%

English Language modules (if taken)

 Overall average of 60%

Pharmacology

Foundation Chemistry 60%

 Overall average of 60%

Psychology

(international students only)

English Language modules 55% (if taken)

Overall average of 70%

Psychology (Home/EU Students)

Maths for Foundation Science 70%

Overall average of 70%

Cancer Sciences

Foundation Biological Science 60% &

Foundation Chemistry 60%

English Language modules 65% (if taken)

 Overall average of 60%

 

*1 Progression to dietetics is only available to HEU students and is subject to further application and a successful interview. Students also have to gain 55% in Foundation Biological Sciences, 55% in Foundation Chemistry and an overall average of 55%

*2 Progression to pharmacy. International students who wish to be considered for progression to pharmacy are encouraged to apply for the foundation year through UCAS. All students interested in progression to pharmacy may be required to give further information and are not guaranteed selection for interview. If invited for interview they will be expected to show motivations for being a pharmacist, knowledge of the profession, scientific understanding and demonstration of good communication skills.

* The following courses only:

Chemistry -  BSc Hons F100, Chemistry MSci Hons F101, Chemistry with a Year in Industry MSci Hons F105, Chemistry with an International Study Year MSci Hons F103, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry BSc Hons FC17, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry MSci Hons FC1R, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with an Assessed Year in Industry MSci Hons CF71.

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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