About the course

This course is suspended for 2019 entry at Oaklands, Herford Regional College and West Herts College.

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. 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.

Take a look at the course booklet to find out more.

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

Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Mathematics – UCAS Code G101 

BSc(Hons) Mathematics 
BSc(Hons) Financial Mathematics

Study Location

The initial year is taught at North Hertfordshire 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. 

Please note that for the 2018-2019 academic year, this course has been suspended at Hertford Regional College.

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

You will study 1 year at the college and progress onto the University of Hertfordshire for another 3 years (full-time) – 4 years total.

Or you will study 1 year at the college and progress onto the University of Hertfordshire for another 4 years (sandwich or MPharm) – 5 years total

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Mathematics
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Mathematics

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


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. 


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Core Modules


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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Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

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


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