Earth Sciences (Foundation) (1+3) BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Earth Sciences (Foundation) (1+3) BSc (Hons)

This programme provides a route into a number of BSc (Hons) degrees in Earth or Ocean Sciences; it is especially suitable for students without a strong background in science. You will follow a Foundation Year at Carmel College (St Helens, nine miles from the University of Liverpool), where the class sizes are small and the standards of academic achievement high.
You will then follow one from:
• Geology (F600)
• Geology and Physical Geography (F6F8)
• Geophysics (Geology) (F640)
• Geophysics (Physics) (F656)
• Ocean Sciences (F700)
• Geography and Oceanogr...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

4 Years

Start Date

22/09/2025

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
The Foundation Building
Brownlow Hill
Liverpool
L69 7ZX

Application Details

Course Code

F608

Institution Code

L41

Points of Entry

Foundation

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

CCC-CDD in Advanced Highers depending on subjects studied. Combinations of Advanced Highers/Highers or just Highers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Merit grades in all 45 graded Level 3 units, including a minimum of three Science related units.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

28

27-28 points, including scores of 3/4 in two Higher Level subjects, depending on subjects being studied.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language, Mathematics and two Sciences (any two of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or Core and Additional Science/Dual Science acceptable). Applicants over 21 can be

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

Grade C, plus CC-DD at A level depending on subjects studied.

A level

C,D,D

C,C,C

CCC-CDD depending on subjects studied.

T Level

T levels considered in a relevant subject and specialism.

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