Preliminary or Foundation courses

A number of preliminary courses are available to students who do not have the appropriate A-level/AS qualifications to enter the first year of a degree scheme.

CourseUCAS code
Biochemistry with a Preliminary Year (BSc) C74C
Biochemistry with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) CR41
Biology with a Preliminary Year (BSc) C102
Biology with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) C103
Biomedical Science with a Preliminary Year (BSc) B900
Biomedical Science with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) B901
Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy) with a Preliminary Year (BSc) BC17
Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy) with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) BCD7
Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) with a Preliminary Year (BSc) B141
Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) B140
Biomedical Sciences (Physiology) with a Preliminary Year (BSc) BCC7
Biomedical Sciences (Physiology) with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) B120
Biotechnology with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) J702
Chemistry with a Preliminary Year (BSc) F105
Dentistry with a Preliminary Year (BDS) A204
Earth Sciences with a Preliminary Year (BSc) F641
Ecology with a Preliminary Year (BSc) C1V0
Ecology with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) CC80
Engineering Foundation Year (Foundation programme) H101
Genetics with a Preliminary Year (BSc) C402
Genetics with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) C403
Medicine with a preliminary year (MBBCh) A104
Molecular Biology with a Preliminary Year (BSc) CB79
Molecular Biology with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) C706
Optometry with a Preliminary Year (BSc) B511
Zoology with a Preliminary Year (BSc) C302
Zoology with a Preliminary Year and Professional Training Year (BSc) C303

Preliminary Year in Science

The Preliminary Year in Science includes modules in Biosciences, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. The particular modules studied depend on a student's prior qualifications and the requirements of their chosen degree programme, and will be agreed through discussion with staff. Students will commence their degree once they have successfully completed the Preliminary Year programme.

Part-time Preliminary Year in Science

This is aimed at those who cannot make a full-time commitment to studying at present, but who would like to pursue a degree in science, medicine or dentistry in the near future. Students have up to three years to complete the Preliminary Year programme on a part-time basis. The science and maths modules are taught in the daytime at Cardiff University.

Contact

For general enquiries about the Preliminary Year in Science, please contact:

Dr Helen Jones

Dr Helen E Jones

Lecturer

Email:
joneshe1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4771

Engineering Foundation Year

The School of Engineering offers a Foundation Year programme designed to give students the necessary basic knowledge to enable them to cope with an engineering degree scheme. The Foundation Year includes aspects of mathematics, physics and information technology that are relevant to engineering.

Contact

For general enquiries about the Engineering Foundation Year, please contact:

School of Engineering admissions office

Admissions enquiries

Students seeking admission to a degree programme incorporating a Preliminary or Foundation Year should apply via UCAS. For information about entry requirements for your chosen programme of study, please contact the appropriate admissions tutor - contact information can be found on the relevant Academic School pages.