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1 BSc (Hons) Science (Foundation Entry) Foundation Degree in Applied Chemistry Foundation Degree in Biological Sciences, Physiology & Pharmacology

2 Runshaw College s Career Degrees have been specifically designed to help our graduates stand out from the crowd in today s competitive job market. Not only do they provide a prestigious science qualification awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), they also offer additional development activities designed to ensure you re highly employable and marketable by the time you leave us! Choose Science... The science industry comprises chemical, pharmaceutical, bioscience, oil, gas and nuclear sectors, to name just a few! In the UK alone, the sector employs 900,000 people in 23,000 organisations and undertakes 10% of the world s top scientific research.* The UK is also a world leader in Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals. These high-tech sectors are set to grow over the next decade with increased demand for new treatments and the development of new technologies and products. Bioscience is destined to be the science of the 21st century, whilst the pharmaceutical industry continues to invest more in research and development than any other business sector. The NHS is one of the most advanced healthcare services in the world, providing the UK with a powerful platform for the development of new medical biotechnologies. Chemistry will continue to underpin scientific advances, especially with moves in the sector towards an understanding of biological approaches and more eco-friendly synthetic systems. In addition, genetic engineering, biomedical sciences and the exploration of renewable energy sources are significant growth areas in the UK.* As the industry expands, the need for qualified professionals is predicted to increase through to Demand in particular will be for pharmacology, physiology, biotechnology, drug metabolism, toxicology and pathology professionals.* Our range of innovative Career Degrees have been developed to meet the needs of this growth industry and provide the knowledge and skills required for a dynamic career in the sector. Careers Rich and varied opportunities exist for modern scientists, both in the UK and overseas, with starting salaries for science graduates generally one of the highest of all graduate salaries**. Depending upon your chosen specialism, opportunities in the industry include: Nanotechnology Chemical Research & Development Pharmaceuticals Environmental Science Biological Sciences Polymer Chemistry Pharmacology Scientific Journalism Instrumentation Design Biotechnology Food & Drink Science Physiology Biomedical Science Psychology eg Forensic, Health, Neuropsychology Chemical Manufacturing Exercise, Nutrition & Health Policing & Criminal Investigation Teaching Patent Law Forensic Science Postgraduate study Synthetic Organic Chemistry **Source: National STEM Centre. Accreditation Approved and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). *Sources: National STEM Centre; The Sector Skills Council for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Petroleum & Polymers; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Sector Skills Assessment for the Science, Engineering & Manufacturing Technologies; Royal College of Physicians; British Pharmacological Society.

3 The benefits an additional professional qualification ensuring you stand out from the crowd in today s competitive job market. The NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory & Associated Technical Activities is available to Foundation Degree students and provides supplementary knowledge and work skills sought after by employers. Awarded by Edexcel, the qualification focuses on specific factors you will need to consider in the world of work such as: scientific health and safety; planning and carrying out scientific and technical testing; sampling; investigations; small scale processing operations; and communicating scientific information and findings. a professional placement (as part of our Foundation Degrees) to enhance your employability skills and set you ahead of the game when looking for your first graduate job. You will gain practical learning opportunities within the sector, ensuring you develop the communication and team working skills employers seek. study visits to enhance your knowledge and bring learning to life. These may include a visit to the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds (one of the UK s largest medical museums); and a research visit to Salford University s School of Environment & Life Sciences to investigate spectroscopy. superb teaching and learning delivered by highly qualified subject specialists. Our students achieve exceptional grades and student satisfaction is outstanding. team building activities designed to develop the communication and team working skills employers seek. guest speaker visits from sector professionals including medical imaging and NHS pathology experts, plus strong links with industry to further develop your knowledge of science. Our tutors engage and network with a wide range of sector professionals and industry specialists. a compact timetable providing you with the opportunity, freedom and flexibility during the remainder of the week, to organise your time to suit your personal circumstances and to gain valuable work experience. class sizes that provide you with a more personal teaching and learning experience. You ll experience all the advantages of a large university education, combined with all the benefits of studying in a supportive learning environment. volunteering that allows you to enhance your CV and gain valuable experiences that demonstrate to employers that you have the additional skills and attributes they are increasingly looking for. an annual tuition fee (currently 6,000) which is lower than many universities. talk to employers about job prospects at events such as the Runshaw Careers Fair.

4 BSc (Hons) Science (Foundation Entry) Foundation Degree in Applied Chemistry As a Foundation Entry student you will study Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Biochemistry and Environmental Science. This intensive one year course is suited to those who may not have previously studied science subjects to advanced level; or those seeking to enhance existing science qualifications at Level 3 (eg A Level). Top up your degree Successful completion of the Foundation Entry programme allows application to the following qualifications. At Runshaw Foundation Degree in Applied Chemistry & Analytical Science (subject to approval) Foundation Degree in Physiology, Pharmacology & Biological Sciences (subject to approval) At the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Preston, a range of degrees including: Biological Sciences Biomedical Science Physiology & Pharmacology Archaeology Forensic Science Successful completion of the Foundation Entry programme also allows application to preregistration nursing at UCLan (provided you have Level 2 English and Maths qualifications eg GCSEs Grade A*-C or Functional Skills Level 2). Depending on the nursing qualification you wish to apply for, you may need to complete the Foundation Entry programme achieving grades of 70% or above. It is important that if you are considering a nursing degree you have/are completing some form of related volunteer work. The entry requirement for a degree in Pharmacy at UCLan requires you to achieve an average of 75%, with a minimum of 70% in the Chemistry modules. You must also undergo a Fitness to Practice assessment and DBS (Disclosure & Barring Services) check. It is important that if you are considering a pharmacy degree you have/are completing some form of related volunteer work. Progression to a degree in Physiology & Pharmacology, or Biological Sciences at UCLan requires you to achieve 60% in the Foundation Entry programme. This course may also be used for entry (following interview) to complementary therapies. There are a number of opportunities to attend UCLan open days for further information. It is your responsibility to determine whether the Foundation Entry qualification allows you to progress to your chosen degree at UCLan or an alternative university prior to enrolling at Runshaw College. Duration Full-time over 1 year. Entry Requirements GCSE Science, English and Maths at Grade A*-C or equivalent. You may also qualify for the course if you have other qualifications or relevant life or work experience. Applied Chemistry examines the use of chemistry in areas such as nanotechnology, drug delivery systems, new materials, computer designed molecules, biotransformations and cell factories. Top up your degree Foundation Degrees are recognised qualifications in their own right. Many of our graduates chose to top-up their Foundation Degree to a full Honours degree by applying to the final year of the following degree at UCLan in Preston: BSc (Hons) in Chemistry If you wish to progress to an alternative university, you are strongly advised to research the entry qualifications required for your chosen course prior to enrolling at Runshaw College. Duration Full-time over 2 years. Entry Requirements 200 UCAS points which must include a Biology, Chemistry or Science related subject. All applicants will additionally require GCSE Science, Maths & English at Grade A*-C or equivalent. You may also qualify for the course if you have other qualifications or relevant life or work experience.

5 Foundation Degree in Biological Sciences, Physiology & Pharmacology Biological Sciences is a rapidly developing field encompassing topics such as cell biology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology. Physiology is one of the most exciting areas of modern biology, examining how the body works from the molecular/cellular level to the function of tissues and organs. Pharmacology is a multi-disciplinary science examining the interaction of chemical substances and drugs on living systems. Our Foundation Degree combines these dynamic fields to provide an examination of the workings of the body with an exploration of the drugs that can be used in the treatment of disease. Duration Full-time over 2 years. Entry Requirements 200 UCAS points which must include a Biology, Chemistry or Science related subject. All applicants will additionally require GCSE Science, Maths & English at Grade A*-C or equivalent. You may also qualify for the course if you have other qualifications or relevant life or work experience. Top up your degree Foundation Degrees are recognised qualifications in their own right. Many of our graduates chose to top-up their Foundation Degree to a full Honours degree by applying to the final year of the following degrees at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston: BSc (Hons) in Physiology & Pharmacology BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences If you wish to progress to an alternative university, you are strongly advised to research the entry qualifications required for your chosen course prior to enrolling at Runshaw College.

6 Profile Sarah Murphy Sarah completed the BSc (Hons) in Science (Foundation Entry) at Runshaw, achieving a Distinction. She is currently studying the final year of an MPharm (Hons) in Pharmacy at UCLan. Before joining Runshaw College, I was the Pharmacy Manager for Boots in Blackpool. I was keen to study a degree in Pharmacy and as I had been out of education for some years and needed a current qualification, the Science Foundation Entry course was ideal. I choose to study at Runshaw as it has a fantastic reputation and high success rates. All my tutors were extremely passionate about their subjects and the resources are brilliant. I enjoyed everything about Runshaw! Moving on... We are committed to providing you with an outstanding opportunity to go from a fully supported undergraduate, to an independent, critical thinking, and objective individual when you leave us. To achieve this, we go the extra mile to support you in progressing to higher level studies or employment. Our students progress to a wide range of careers and further fields of study. Below are the destinations of just a few of our recent graduates. Matthew Hollins After completing a Foundation Degree at Runshaw, Matthew topped up this qualification to a full honours degree at UCLan. He is currently working as a Science Lab Technician at Parklands High School, Chorley. Sean Littlewood Sean completed the Science Foundation qualification at Runshaw and continued his studies at UCLan achieving a 1st class honours degree. He is currently studying a BBSRC funded PhD in Biophysics at the University of Liverpool, looking at the nano-structure and forces of biomolecules using atomic force microscopy.

7 What will I study? Full course details are available from our website. Simply visit or scan the code below. How to apply You will need to complete a UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) application on-line. Simply visit and click on Apply or track your application. Please use the information below when applying. Institution Code Name: RUNSH Institution Code: R88 BSc (Hons) in Science (Foundation Entry) UCAS Code: CF60 Short Form of Course: BSc/SciZ Foundation Degree in Applied Chemistry UCAS Code: C567 Short Form of Course: FD/AC Foundation Degree in Biological Sciences, Physiology & Pharmacology UCAS Code: B4S8 Short Form of Course: FD/BSPP Lorraine Linnett Runshaw College Euxton Lane Chorley PR7 6AQ The information in this leaflet is correct at the time of going to press. AW 13/09/15

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