About the course

This course is suspended for 2019 entry at Herford Regional College and West Herts College and withdrawn from Oaklands College.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 - Physical Sciences - UCAS code F900

  • BSc(Hons) Astrophysics
  • BSc (Hons) Physics
  • BSc (Hons) Geography
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Management

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. 

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 - Physical Sciences
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Physical Sciences

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
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Introductory Biology 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Chemistry 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Physics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Individual Project 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Biology - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Chemistry - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Physics - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Individual Project - WHC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Biology - HRC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Biology - OAK 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Chemistry - HRC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Chemistry - OAK 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Physics - HRC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introductory Physics - OAK 15 Credits Compulsory
    Individual Project - HRC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Individual Project - OAK 15 Credits Compulsory
    Advanced Mathematics - HRC 15 Credits Compulsory
    Advanced Mathematics - OAK 15 Credits Compulsory
    Chemistry 15 Credits Optional
    Physics 15 Credits Optional
    Statistics 15 Credits Optional
    Mathematics for Scientists 15 Credits Optional
    Mathematics 15 Credits Optional
    Advanced Mathematics 15 Credits Optional
    Applied and Environmental Biology 15 Credits Optional
    Mammalian Physiology 15 Credits Optional
    Mathematics for Scientists - WHC 15 Credits Optional
    Applied and Environmental Biology - WHC 15 Credits Optional
    Mammalian Physiology - WHC 15 Credits Optional
    Chemistry - WHC 15 Credits Optional
    Mathematics - WHC 15 Credits Optional
    Advanced Mathematics - WHC 15 Credits Optional
    Physics - WHC 15 Credits Optional
    Statistics - WHC 15 Credits Optional
    Mathematics for Scientists - HRC 15 Credits Optional
    Mathematics for Scientists - OAK 15 Credits Optional
    Mammalian Physiology - HRC 15 Credits Optional
    Mammalian Physiology - OAK 15 Credits Optional
    Applied and Environmental Biology - OAK 15 Credits Optional
    Chemistry - HRC 15 Credits Optional
    Chemistry - OAK 15 Credits Optional
    Mathematics - HRC 15 Credits Optional
    Mathematics - OAK 15 Credits Optional
    Physics - HRC 15 Credits Optional
    Physics - OAK 15 Credits Optional
    Statistics - HRC 15 Credits Optional
    Applied and Environmental Biology - HRC 15 Credits Optional
    Statistics - OAK 15 Credits Optional
  • 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.

    View detailed information about tuition fees

    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.

    View detailed information about our accommodation

    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

    2020

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

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    15/09/202131/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)
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