Materials Science with Foundation Year Meng (Hon)

Course Overview - Materials Science with Foundation Year Meng (Hon)

Are you a student from the UK interested in studying Materials Science but your personal or educational circumstances have meant you are unlikely to achieve the grades typically required for Oxford courses? If so, Materials Science with Foundation Year might be the course for you.

The Foundation Year is completely free for UK students and is designed to be a one-year intensive academic course which will bridge any gap between school and our academically challenging undergraduate courses. The programme is carefully designed to build and develop your study skills, subject kno...

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A level


Including Physics and Mathematics, with both As in science subjects and/or Maths. Excluding General Studies (if taken)

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Scottish Higher


Supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers.

Access to HE Diploma

Conditional offers are likely to be for completion of the Access to HE diploma with all the level 3 credits at Merit, and A grades in any A-levels taken. Some Access courses allow students to take one or two A-levels as part of the course. This option is strongly recommended for students who wish to apply to Oxford, especially for those courses which have specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


With 665 at HL.

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


Conditional offers would usually be: Extended Diploma with DDM, Diploma with DD plus a A grade at A-level, Foundation Diploma with D plus AB at A-level.

Scottish Advanced Higher



Conditional offers will usually be for BBC if a student is able to take three Advanced Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve BB in two Advanced Highers.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


Pre-U subject requirements are the same as those for A-levels.

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