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The Extended Science Degree is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of many of our science Degrees.

You don’t need to decide which course you will progress to at this point, just apply to Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Biological Science – UCAS Code B900. Your tutor will support you with making a decision and supporting you through the application of progression. Progression is dependent on achievement. Please note that some courses have specific academic and non-academic requirements in order to progress such as an interview and/or satisfactory DBS. Please contact us to find out which requirements apply to which course.

You may choose from the following progression route Science Degree Courses:

Study location

The initial year is taught at North Hertfordshire College, Oaklands College, Hertford Regional College and West Herts College. You will be taught over two semesters (A and B). In semester A, you will study three core modules in addition to either Mathematics for Scientists or Mathematics. In semester B you will study one core module and choose three optional modules depending on the honours degree you intend to progress to when you complete your Extended degree. 

On successful completion of the initial year you will continue on to your degree studies at the University of Hertfordshire.

You will study one year at the college and progress onto the University of Hertfordshire for another 3 years (full-time) – 4 years total.

Or you will study one year at the college and progress onto the University of Hertfordshire for another 4 years (sandwich or MPharm) – 5 years total.

Why choose this course?

This programme is an ideal alternative route to higher education as it prepares you for progression to a suitable Honours degree at the University of Hertfordshire. 

Course details

Careers

When you complete your chosen degree you may apply for jobs/ further training in the industry/ service of your choice. Your career options will depend on your chosen degree from subjects including: Applied Biology, Astrophysics, Geography, Pharmaceutical Science, Environmental Studies, Sports Sciences and Nutrition. Some examples of eventual careers are: scientific work in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry; environmental science; teaching; management; and in the food industry and retailers. 

Structure

Level 0

Core Modules

  • Introductory Biology - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Chemistry - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Physics - 15 Credits
  • Individual Project - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Biology - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Chemistry - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Physics - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Individual Project - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Biology - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Biology - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Chemistry - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Chemistry - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Physics - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Introductory Physics - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Individual Project - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Individual Project - OAK - 15 Credits

Optional

  • Chemistry - 15 Credits
  • Physics - 15 Credits
  • Statistics - 15 Credits
  • Mathematics for Scientists - 15 Credits
  • Mathematics - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Mathematics - 15 Credits
  • Applied and Environmental Biology - 15 Credits
  • Mammalian Physiology - 15 Credits
  • Mathematics for Scientists - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Applied and Environmental Biology - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Mammalian Physiology - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Chemistry - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Mathematics - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Mathematics - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Physics - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Statistics - WHC - 15 Credits
  • Mathematics for Scientists - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Mathematics for Scientists - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Mammalian Physiology - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Mammalian Physiology - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Applied and Environmental Biology - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Chemistry - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Chemistry - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Mathematics - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Mathematics - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Mathematics - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Mathematics - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Physics - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Physics - OAK - 15 Credits
  • Statistics - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Applied and Environmental Biology - HRC - 15 Credits
  • Statistics - OAK - 15 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £6165 for the 2019/2020 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

48 UCAS points 

IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

GCSE Maths, English Language and Science at grade 4 or above.

How to apply

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
15/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
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17/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
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2020

Start DateEnd DateLink
15/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
15/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
17/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
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