Biology with Foundation

Course introduction

Combine a foundation year with a traditional university degree in the biological sciences.

Get the skills and experience you need to study an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences with our integrated foundation programme, open to UK/EU and international students. You are guaranteed a place on one of the following programmes at Queen Mary if you pass the foundation year, without having to re-apply through UCAS:

Biochemistry BSc / MSci

Biology BSc

Biomedical Sciences BSc

Genetics BSc

Medical Genetics BSc

Neuroscience BSc

Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics BSc

Psychology BSc

Zoology BSc

As a foundation student you’ll have full access to all student facilities, including welfare, library, social and sport. UK and EU foundation students are eligible for funding through the Student Loans Company. You’ll be taught on our Mile End campus by experienced university staff who also teach on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

You can choose your own pathway through this degree, with the option to carry out an additional year of advanced study to graduate with an MSci.

Course modules

Year 1 Foundation year Below is the course structure for your foundation year. The structure and modules of the rest of your degree depend on which programme you progress onto. Compulsory A Closer Look at Chemistry Diversity and Ecology Form and Function in Biology Introductory Chemistry Molecules to Cells Choose from Communication in Science and Technology English Language I Choose from Mathematics I* Principles of Mathematics Choose from Mathematics I* Mathematics II* *You are allocated these modules automatically depending on your previous mathematics qualification.

Start date


Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 Years - full-time-including-foundation-year Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9250 Home Fees