International Year One in Biosciences

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of a three-year undergraduate degree in Biosciences at the University of Exeter.

Want to study in the UK in 2021? Our INTO Study Centres are ready to welcome you – with a selection of complimentary services to keep you safe and supported while you study with us. We will be offering interactive learning through a mixture of online and in-person teaching, all in accordance with the latest UK government guidelines.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to modules designed to equip you with the skills you need for university.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by the University of Exeter.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in the writing sub-skill, and 5.0 in all other sub-skills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

Academic requirements:

A-levels (or equivalent) at grades CCD, with a C in Biology and an A-level or equivalent in one other science or maths subject. GCSE grade C/L4 Mathematics (or equivalent) is also required.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £5,000 towards your tuition fees.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
13 September 2021 10 June 2022 3 Terms
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Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 22 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This degree focuses on the study of modern conservation, from wildlife identification to data handling, teaching you the skills needed to become a conservationist or an ecologist. You'll also benefit from fieldwork opportunities during your degree; previous students have had the opportunity to go to Alaska to watch grizzly bears fish for salmon!

With the option to undertake industrial experience or study abroad on top of your fieldwork, you'll gain valuable experience in putting what you've learnt into practice. Previous placement destinations have included CEFAS, Living DNA, Newquay Zoo and RSPB.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree. Marks from the International Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, but help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with 5.5 in the writing sub-skill, and 5.0 in all other sub-skills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

Academic requirements:

A-levels (or equivalent) at grades CCD, with a C in Biology and an A-level or equivalent in one other science or maths subject. GCSE grade C/L4 Mathematics (or equivalent) is also required.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £5,000 towards your tuition fees.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
13 September 2021 10 June 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 22 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree

This degree focuses on the study of modern conservation, from wildlife identification to data handling, teaching you the skills needed to become a conservationist or an ecologist. You'll also benefit from fieldwork opportunities during your degree; previous students have had the opportunity to go to Alaska to watch grizzly bears fish for salmon!

With the option to undertake industrial experience or study abroad on top of your fieldwork, you'll gain valuable experience in putting what you've learnt into practice. Previous placement destinations have included CEFAS, Living DNA, Newquay Zoo and RSPB.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree. Marks from the International Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, but help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
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