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Foundation programme progression criteria

Entry and progression Criteria for the International Foundation Programme in Science and Foundation Programme in Science

Entry Criteria

To enter onto the Foundation Programme in Science, with a view to progress onto the below programmes, you will require these qualifications. To progress onto the programme you will need to achieve the progression requirements as found in the progression requirement section below. The A levels stated below should have been achieved on the FIRST attempt.

Undergraduate Programme  Foundation Programme Requirements

BSc Biology/ Biomedical Science

BSc Biochemistry           

A Levels (first attempt): 
CCC including C in A-level Biology 

BTEC: 
DDM BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science)
Or DM BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science, plus A level Biology at grade C
Or BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: M plus two A Levels including Biology at grade CC

IB:
29 points (Biology higher level 4 points)
BEng Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering applicants should apply to the Foundation Programme in Engineering & Applied Science.

 

BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology)* 


A Levels (first attempt):
BBC (any subject)
BCC (2 Sciences)
CCC (Care Leavers with 2 science A Levels)

BTEC:
DDD BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science 
Or DD BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science, plus A Level science (Biology, Physics or Chemistry) grade B
Or BTEC Subsidiary Diploma D, plus 2 A Levels (including 1 science from Biology, Physics or Chemistry) grade BB

IB:
29 points (including two science subjects, Maths, Physics or appropriate subject at Higher Level)

*Please note that BSc Healthcare Science (audiology) is unable to take international students due to placement requirements. We will be considering international students for 2018 intake.
BSc Neuroscience A Levels (first attempt): :

BBB (any subject)
BBC (with 2 sciences)
CCC for care leavers with 2 science A levels

BTEC: 
DDM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science) together with grade C in A level in Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Psychology, Applied Science or Physics).
or
DM in BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science). With these qualifications we also require grades C and C in two A levels including one science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Psychology, Applied Science or Physics).

IB:
30 points including 4 points in Higher Level Chemistry/ Biology 

BSc Optometry/ MOptom   A Levels (first attempt) : 
BBB (any subject)
BBC (with 2 sciences)
CCC for care leavers with 2 science A levels

BTEC: 
DDD in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science) together with grade C in A level in Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics).

Or

DD in BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science). With these qualifications we also require grade C in two A level science subjects.

IB:
30 points overall, including 5 points in Higher Level Biology and 5 points in Higher Level Chemistry or Physics, 5 points in Higher Level Maths or 6 points in Standard Level Maths and 5 points in Standard Level English.

 MPharm

A Levels (first attempt): 
BBC including B in A-level  Chemistry and C in Maths/ Biology/ Physics
Care Leavers require CCC with A levels in Chemistry and Maths/Biology/ physics

 

BTEC:
DDM BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science, Laboratory & Industrial Science or Medical Science) plus A level Chemistry at grade C
Or DM BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science, plus two A levels at grade C, including Chemistry.


IB:
30 points overall, including 6 points in Higher Level Chemistry and 5 in Higher Level Biology or Physics, 4 points in Higher Level Maths or 5 points in Standard Level Maths and 5 points in Standard Level English.
BSc Psychology Programmes
A Levels (first attempt):
CCC

BTEC:
DDM BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science, Social Science or Health and Social Care
or

DM BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science, Social Science or Health and Social Care, plus A level at grade C (excluding General Studies)
or
M BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, plus two A Levels at grade CC

IB:
29 points


Progression Criteria

Applicants for the International Foundation Programme and the Foundation Year at Aston University should be aware that the School of Life and Health Sciences operate the following progression criteria for progression onto undergraduate degree programmes based in the School of Life and Health Sciences programmes as follows: 

 Undergraduate Programme Foundation Programme Requirements
 BEng Biomedical Engineering

50% or more overall PLUS:
50% Mathematics 1
50% in Physics for Health Scientists
50% in Biological Science Foundations
40% in remaining modules

In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verfied as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

 MPharm 60% or more overall PLUS:
60% Mathematics 1
60% in Physics for Health Scientists
60% in Biological Science Foundations
60% in Senses and Perception
60% in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Foundations
40% in remaining modules. 

Pharmacy students will also be invited to attend an interview with the admissions tutor to assess suitability for the programme.

In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verfied as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
BSc Biological Sciences
BSc Biomedical Science
50% or more overall PLUS:               
50% in Biological Science Foundations
50% in Senses and Perception
40% in remaining modules.


In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verfied as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

BSc Neuroscience

BSc Biochemistry          

50% or more overall PLUS:
50% in Biological Science Foundations
50% in Senses and Perception
50% in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Foundations (from 2017-18 only)
40% in remaining modules.


In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verfied as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
 BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology)*

 BSc Optometry/ MOptom



*Please note that BSc Healthcare Science (audiology) is unable to take international students due to placement requirements.  We will be considering international applicants for 2018 entry.
60% or more overall PLUS:
60% Mathematics 1
60% in Physics for Health Scientists
60% in Biological Science Foundations
60% in Senses and Perception
40% in remaining modules

In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verfied as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

BSc Psychology

BSc Psychology and Sociology

BSc Psychology and Marketing

BSc Psychology and Business

50% or more overall PLUS:
50% in Senses and Perception
40% in remaining modules.


In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verfied as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
 

Candidates passing the Foundation Programme / Year but not reaching this level of performance will not be automatically guaranteed progression onto their degree of choice, although will be offered an alternative programme at Aston University (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences). 


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