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.
We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2022.
Why study Science Extended Degree at LSBU?
- Ranked 1st among London moderns for Research Quality in Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2022)
- 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.
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London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.
Walk or bicycle
The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.
LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.
By train or tube
The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.
London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.
Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.
TfL journey planner
You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.
Entry Level Requirements
- 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.
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If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
Tuition fees for home students
Tuition fees for international students
Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees
Extended Degree Programme In Science (FT) - Year 1
UK fee: £9250.00 International fee: £15900.00 AOS/LSBU code: 3196 Session 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.
The course is not currently open to international students.
International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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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.
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.
Prepare to start
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
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 Enrolment pages.
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.
- Mathematics I
- Scientific principles
- Study and laboratory skills
- Mathematics II
- Biology and applications
- Chemistry and applications
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.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
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.
All of the courses in the School of Applied Sciences are accredited or developed alongside the industry's leading professional bodies and major institutions.
We’re not just here for the years you’re with us. We want to set you up for a lifetime of opportunity and success. To do that, we work in partnerships with organisations from the Metropolitan Police to the NHS, not to mention major sports clubs including Crystal Palace. This gives students the opportunity to gain experience from our network of industry partners.
Teaching and Assessment
As an undergraduate Applied Sciences student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
You will have a scheduled appointment with your personal tutor in your first semester. From here you will agree how to keep in touch and how often to meet throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email.