About the course

This is the first year of a four year BSc (Hons) Science course and is delivered at London South East Colleges - Bromley Campus. The course provides a one-year foundation in the essential elements of biology and chemistry required to study a degree in the sciences. In addition, you will receive tuition in some aspects of physics and courses are also delivered in mathematics and information technology to supportyour studies.

Full time students receive tuition in both theoretical and practical aspects of biology and chemistry. Part time students receive the same theoretical courses but the practical aspects are largely covered through work carried out in the workplace. Successful completion of this year will allow you to progress to the Foundation degrees offered at London South East Colleges or one of the science degrees offered by the University of Greenwich. Although based at the Bromley campus, you will be registered with the University of Greenwich. As such, you will be able to access university resources such as online literature as well as college resources.

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How to apply

What you will study

Level 3

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Essential science topics in contemporary science
  • Learning skills for science
  • Mathematics
  • Developing practical skills
  • Science laboratory skills


  • Assessment methods are varied and include practical work, assignments, essays, presentations, short tests and two examinations, one in January and one in May

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS points
  • 5 GCSEs - grades A*-C including English and maths
  • Mature students lacking formal qualifications (or having alternative qualifications) will be judged on merit according to the relevance of their experience and qualifications
  • Selection interview and internal tests will be carried out if necessary
  • Applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa need to provide an IELTS 6 with minimum required component scores 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Costs and loans

  • You can apply for a student loan for this course
  • Students are advised to buy their own laboratory coat and safety spectacles
  • The cost of any books and stationery are met by the student  

Moving forward

  • Successful completion of this year will allow you to progress to the Foundation degrees offered at London South East Colleges or to the BSc (Hons) science degrees offered by the University of Greenwich

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