Progression criteria and additional information for the Foundation Programme in Science: Biosciences and Pharmacy and Foundation Programme in Science: Health Science.

Our science foundation programmes have been designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to progress onto a range of undergraduate degrees at Aston. In order to progress onto your course of choice, you must meet set progression grades in your performance on the foundation programme.

You will be required to state your intended progression route when you submit your application. Please ensure you check the webpages of each of our foundation programmes to see which is appropriate for you to apply to in regards to your course of choice and your student status:

If at a later stage you request a change in your progression route, these changes will only be considered after you have received your foundation programme results and if:

  • You meet the entry criteria for the newly chosen programme. 
  • There is space on the newly chosen programme.
  • You meet the progression criteria for the newly chosen programme.
  • The admissions tutor of the newly chosen programme agrees.

Please note, the progression grades noted below are for 2020 entry onto our undergraduate courses, and are therefore subject to revisions. If you have any questions about progression from foundation to undergraduate, please contact our admissions team at [email protected]

BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology)

  

60% or more overall PLUS: 

60% in Senses and Perception

60% in Mathematics for Health Scientists

60% in Physics for Health Scientists

60% in Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

60% in Biological and Biochemical Science Foundations

40% in remaining modules.

In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verified as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

 MPharm

60% or more overall PLUS: 

60% in Mathematics for Health Scientists

60% in Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

60% in Biological and Biochemical Science Foundations

60% in Senses and Perception

60% in Foundation Chemistry 1

60% in Foundation Chemistry 2

40% in remaining modules. 

Pharmacy applicants will also be invited to attend an interview with the admissions tutor to assess suitability for the programme.

In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verified as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

BSc Biological Sciences

BSc Biomedical Science

50% or more overall PLUS:               

50% in Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

50% in Biological and Biochemical Science Foundations

40% in remaining modules.

In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verified as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

BSc Neuroscience

BSc Biochemistry          

50% or more overall PLUS: 

50% in Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

50% in Biological and Biochemical Science Foundations

50% in Foundation Chemistry 1

50% in Foundation Chemistry 2

40% in remaining modules.

In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verified as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.


BSc Optometry/ MOptom



 

60% or more overall PLUS: 

60% in Mathematics for health scientists

60% in Physics for Health Scientists

60% in Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

60% in Biological and Biochemical Science Foundations

60% in Senses and Perception

40% in remaining modules.

Optometry applicants will also be invited to attend an interview with the admissions tutor to assess suitability for the programme.  

In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verified as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

BSc Psychology

BSc Psychology and Sociology

BSc Psychology and Marketing

BSc Psychology and Business

50% or more overall PLUS: 

50% in Developmental Psychology

40% in remaining modules.

In addition: upon application to the foundation programme you should have specified your intention to study your chosen programme. This is to ensure that (i) your entry qualifications to the foundation programme have been verified as acceptable (ii) we reserve you a place on the 1st year of your chosen programme in anticipation of your success. Requests for changes will be dealt with on a case by case basis.