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Science Extended Degree Programme

Overview

Get into science

Haven’t followed the traditional route of Science and Maths A Levels? This is your way into a career in the exciting world of science. On this programme, our team of experienced scientists will teach you the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and mathematics, as well as the best laboratory practice. Once you’ve successfully completed the year, you can choose to progress your studies here at LSBU.

Q: What is an extended degree?
A: It's a structured 4/5 year programme, where the first year prepares you with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake a degree-level course.

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

Why study Science Extended Degree at LSBU?

Our staff are experts, with a great deal to share.
Open up your prospects in: Forensic Science, Sport and Exercise Science, Food Sciences, Bioscience or Human Nutrition.
Dedicated facilities: benefit from multi-purpose and specialist labs with all the instrumentation you'd expect in modern scientific fields.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

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

This preparatory year is all about giving you the core grounding of knowledge to move on to a qualification that fits your future career ambitions. You don’t have to have it all worked out in advance, your tutors will be on hand to advise you.

Semester 1

  • Mathematics I
  • Scientific principles
  • Study and laboratory skills

Semester 2

  • Mathematics II
  • Biology and applications
  • Chemistry and applications

Employability

Do you want to change the world – and earn great money doing it? Science careers are as diverse as they are inspiring. What do you see in your future?

  • Solving crime?
  • Supporting elite athletes?
  • Transforming the health of whole communities?
  • Feeding the world?

Whatever your ambitions, this extended degree course is the first exciting step. Whichever pathway you choose you can be sure that the applied scientific skills that you’ll develop will always be in demand.

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.

Placements

Staff

Mandy Maidment

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


Facilities

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
Mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
FCG0
Application method

For full-time courses, please send your applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

For part-time courses, you can apply directly to the University.

For more details on how to apply (full-time and part-time) see our how to apply page.

International students can either apply through UCAS or directly to LSBU. See the international how to apply page for details.

Accommodation

Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

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 Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
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.

Scholarships

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.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

Applicant events

After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course. 

Enrolling

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our new students pages.

 
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Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK/EU

Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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Course Enquiries - International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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