Science Foundation Year

(First year as part of a 4-year course) Sport and Exercise Sciences Foundation Year 2017/18

Year of entry

Our courses with a Foundation Year provide a gateway to higher education for those who have not attained sufficient tariff points to enter a three year degree course. The Foundation Year:

  • Provides students with an introduction not only to study at university but also to their chosen subject
  • Offers students a supportive, motivational environment in which to acquire and develop the self-confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding for further study. For more information on foundation years, please go to: www.canterbury.ac.uk/foundation-years

The following courses offer a Foundation Year, leading on to the relevant degree course:

Students on a foundation year course will undertake 120 credits of generic core modules as follows:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Skills
  • Scientific Skills in Sport and Exercise 1
  • Scientific Skills in Sport and Exercise 2

The core modules offer key training in higher education study for science-based programmes and University level skills, namely:

  • Academic Writing and Study Skills
  • Theoretical and Practical Skills in Scientific Method
  • Personal and Career Development

Successful completion of the Foundation Year will lead to a relevant Sport and Exercise degree course:

Fees

The 2017/18 annual tuition fees for this course are:

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time £6,165* N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

*The following years of study after the foundation year are subject to the standard undergraduate UK/EU tuition fee set for each year. Visit the relevant degree page for full details.

Please read the 2017/18 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2017/18 tuition fees and year on year fee increases

Further information

Additional course 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.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) Yes, if the trip contributes to the course (whether it is part of an optional or compulsory module), but not including food and drink. Yes, if the trip is not an essential part of the course but is offered as an enhancement or enrichment activity, or for a student’s personal development.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

Knowledge and understanding is assessed via examination and coursework including essays, practical work and group and or individual work, practical write up, data analysis, portfolio analysis, poster presentation and literature review. Intellectual skills are assessed by course work, presentations and examinations.

You do not need to have a significant prior knowledge of Science-related subjects but should be motivated to study the subject.

UK/EU

Full-time study

Apply via UCAS

Need some help?

For advice on completing your application please contact the Admissions Enquiry Team:

Email: admissions@canterbury.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0)1227 782900

Fact file

UCAS code

  • C608 Sport and Exercise Science

  • C610 Sport Coaching Science

  • C609 Sport and Exercise Psychology

Institutional code

  • C10

Length

  • 1 year full-time (plus 3 years full-time)

Starts

  • September 2017

Entry requirements

  • You do not need to have a significant prior knowledge of Science-related subjects but should be motivated to study the subject.

Location

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