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Science Extended Degree Programme


This popular qualification provides a route into the applied science professions for those who have not followed the traditional route of A Levels in Mathematics and Science. The programme covers the fundamentals of science, and you also learn how to use relevant technology.

Applied Sciences Extended Degree programme can lead to further science study in forensics, sports, food, nutrition and biosciences

5 reasons to study here

Great teaching: Staff members are experts in their respective fields.
Academic progression: Preparatory year of study that leads on to a degree in on area of applied science.
Alternative route: A way into scientific professions for those who haven't followed traditional route of A levels in Maths and Science.
Dedicated facilities: Our multi-purpose and specialist labs provide the space and instrumentation you'd expect in modern scientific fields.
Strong alumni network: Become part of an 80,000-strong LSBU alumni network.

This degree course covers...

Not to be confused with a Foundation degree, this course is designed primarily for the mature applicant who does not satisfy the requirements for entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate course. An Extended Degree is a structured 4/5 year programme, where the first year is designed to prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake a degree-level course. On successful completion of this preparatory year you'll naturally progress your studies with LSBU in any of the following areas of applied science:

  • Forensic Science
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Food Sciences
  • Biosciences
  • Human Nutrition
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
4 years
Start Date
Southwark Campus


The following modules detail the preparatory element (the first year) of the overall Extended Degree programme. For details on modules at degree level please look at the individual course entries of your chosen progression route.

Semester 1

  • Mathematics I
  • Scientific principles
  • Study and laboratory skills

Semester 2

  • Mathematics II
  • Biology and applications
  • Chemistry and applications


This course allows you to go on to study one of our HND or BSc (Hons) courses in a range of Applied Sciences subjects.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
  • Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
  • mentoring and work shadowing schemes.



Mandy Maidment

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Food Sciences (including the National Bakery School)
Job title: Associate Professor; Academic Director for Collaborative Partnerships; Head of Division of Food Sciences

Mandy Maidment is a practising food microbiologist and leads the Food Science Division.  She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a passionate advocate of knowledge transfer.


Our mix of multi-purpose and specialist laboratories provide the space and instrumentation you'd expect in modern analytical biology, environmental, sports and forensic laboratories.

Our purpose-built biochemistry laboratory is equipped with facilities for carrying out a wide range of chemical and biological tests. Our forensic laboratories feature the latest analytical equipment, including electron microscopy and inductively-coupled plasma spectrometry - ICPMS. Students can also carry out detailed DNA testing, with the strong links we have with the London Fire Brigade providing analysis opportunities of many real-world situations.

Based at the University, the London Food Centre investigates all aspects of food manufacture. Its pilot plant area and kitchen are heavily involved in product development. Our Human Performance area, with specialist biomechanics, physiology and gait analysis laboratories, grows in reputation year on year. Over the past three years we have assisted both elite/Olympic level and developing athletes.

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

2018 entry

  • A Level EEE or;
  • BTEC National Diploma MPP or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 45 Passes or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 64 UCAS points 
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

How to apply

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
4 years
Start date
Application code
Application method

All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.


Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.


It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 3196Session code: 1FS00

The individual Tuition Fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.


We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. The majority of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our National Scholarship Programme (NSP). The NSP features 100 full scholarships that exempt students from all Tuition Fees, and there are many more partial scholarships. Find out more about scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

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Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Applicant Open Days

To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

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Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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