Undergraduate prospectus

Science (Extended), Year 0 (LSEC, Bromley Campus)

If you want to study a science degree but have A-levels in other subjects, this 1-year course will boost your knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology to prepare you for a degree in science.

This extended science course is ideal if you want to study a science degree but your A-levels are in subjects other than science. The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory sessions, and you'll explore topics of current scientific interest and core aspects of studying science, such as laboratory skills and the fundamentals of biology and chemistry.

Studying this one-year science course opens up paths to specialisms such as molecular biology and human nutrition, as well as biomedical, pharmaceutical, forensic and sports science.

The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges, London South East Colleges, on its Bromley Campus.

UCAS points

48 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes


Partner college

LSEC, Bromley Campus


1 years full-time

1 years part-time

Start month


Home/international fees

2021/2022 fees


2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Learn essential elements of biology and chemistry required to study a degree in the sciences
  • Study part time while you work

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

All members of the science team have doctorates within biology, biochemistry and chemistry fields.  All staff have had experience in working within a research or pharmaceutical environment.  They have experience in delivering research-informed teaching.

Entry requirements

If you are

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS points
  • 5 GCSEs - grades A*-C/9-4 including English and maths

If you do not have the above UCAS/GCSE requirements but you are a mature student, have appropriate experience, specific knowledge or industry-based qualifications, your application will be welcomed and still considered on case to case basis.

  • Mature students lacking formal qualifications (or having alternative qualifications) will be judged on merit according to the relevance of their experience and qualifications
  • Selection interview and internal tests will be carried out if necessary

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?


Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn


In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Scheduled learning activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study.  Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

 For each 15 module, your study time is about 10 hours a week.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.


Information coming soon.

Feedback summary

Assessment feedback on the programme will be delivered through a range of mechanisms depending upon the assessment method. Assessment feedback will be given in a timely manner.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees


For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet these include:

- Text books 

- Travel to other sites - Where required

- Library Fees and Fines - If you fail to return loaned items within the required time you will be responsible for the cost of any fees or fines applicable 

- Printing and photocopying - You will need to cover the cost of any printing or photocopying undertaken to support your learning

- Laboratory Equipment - You will need to cover the cost of a the lab coat and spectacles - they are available to buy new from the College at £15. You will also have to pay a £5 deposit for a locker.

- Graduation ceremonies - It is free for you to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by you.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Successful completion of this year will allow you to progress to the Foundation degrees offered at London South East Colleges or one of the science degrees offered by the University of Greenwich.

Do you provide employability services?

We give students the skills they need to be competitive in today's economy.

We share a vision of a better future by exemplifying exceptional leadership, advocacy and support on behalf of the community colleges. Our mission is to make you as successful as possible.

Signing up to our on-line Career Coach will give you the opportunity to take a career assessment, browse careers and build your resume.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Although based at the Bromley campus, you will be registered with the University of Greenwich. As such, you will be able to access university resources such as online literature as well as college resources. 

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

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Apply now

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.