IYZ Science


This course will give you an excellent grounding in the practical and technical skills required to support your continuation onto your chosen science degree

International Year Zero (IYZ) Science will introduced you to laboratory practice and procedures with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to the safety of yourself and others. This course is subject to professional body approval.

Modules you will study:

Data Analysis

Data Analysis enables you to work with data for the purpose of solving real-life problems in the context of your chosen field of study. You will be introduced to basic statistical concepts, topics and methods, as well as statistical packages to help you collate and present data in forms that aid effective analysis and interpretation.

Pure Mathematics

The Pure Mathematics module will help develop your mathematical understanding as well as your familiarity and fluency with mathematical notation. It will prepare you to use mathematical applications for problem-solving in the sciences, engineering and computer science.

Chemistry 1

The aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to post-high school chemistry while giving you a stimulating grounding in the basic theoretical principles of the subject. The module also aims to introduce you to laboratory practice with an emphasis on the need to work with regard to safety.

Chemistry 2

Chemistry 2 further develops the basic principles of chemistry, building on the knowledge and skills acquired in your prior scientific studies. Its intention is to stimulate your appreciation of the social, environmental, economic and technological impact of chemistry on the community.

Cell Biology

The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of post-high-school biology and introduce you to the knowledge required for further studies in the biological sciences. This includes cell structure and function, how information flows through a cell, and the basic principles of metabolism.

Anatomy and Physiology

This module continues to build on your basic knowledge of biological topics in preparation for further studies. Topics include the organisation and integration of physiological processes in nature, with a particular reference to animals and with an emphasis on mammalian (especially human) anatomy and physiology.

Core modules:

As well as modules unique to your specific route, you will also study several core modules common to each course. The core modules are:

English for Academic Purposes

This module aims to help you achieve the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) for continuation to further study at University of Greenwich. Through this course, you will be made aware of the critical importance of English competence in the context of your ongoing academic studies.

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy develops your computing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It further helps you to develop research skills through appropriate use of the Internet, and shows how using both the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) and social media can help you communicate effectively with your tutors and fellow students.

Project Study

The Project Study module will help you develop the skills required to plan, research, write and deliver a project within your subject area. You will have the opportunity to study all aspects of a project related to your particular field of study, identify and develop the skills to enable you to realise the project, and report your findings both in written form and through a presentation.

Continuation Degrees

BSc (Hons) Biology

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) Chemistry

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science with Criminology

BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Sciences

BSc (Hons) Sports Science

BSc (Hons) Sports Science with Coaching

BSc (Hons) Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching

For more information on Entry requirements for IYZ courses please see here.