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London South Bank University

BSc Integrated Sciences (UCAS Code F000)
With optional Foundation (Extended) Year Programme (UCAS code FGH0)

Integrated Sciences at London South Bank University

The degree is hosted within the Faculty of Engineering, Science & the Built Environment, which has a wide range of teaching and research.

The programme uses project work, problem-based learning and case studies to teach the physical, chemical and biological fundamentals of science and its applications in an exciting interdisciplinary way. It gives cutting edge scientific knowledge and skills for the 21st century, just what today’s employers are looking for.

Students have the opportunity to break their academic studies and take the third year of an Honours Sandwich Degree in industry or a research laboratory or hospital, where they can start to put their newly acquired skills into practice.

A special feature of this degree is the ‘Extended’ or Foundation Year, for applicants (often mature students) who meet the general requirements to start a degree, but who do not have traditional science qualifications at A-level or equivalent. This allows motivated students to get a flying start onto the normal three year program.

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Course Structure

Entry Requirements

Assessment

Further Information

How to Apply

Student Bursaries

Contacts


Course Structure

Year 1

  • The Phsyicsal Environment
  • Core Skills for Integrated Sciences
  • Engineering Mathmatics and Modelling
  • (Bio)molecules

Year 2

  •  Physical Science for Sustainability
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Modelling
  • Instrumentation and Control Using Labview
  • Energy Control and Mangement
  • Atmospheric and Global Processes

Year 3

  • Integrated Sciences for Sustainability Project
  • Energy Resources
  • Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Environmental and Safety Management
  • Pollution Control Technologies
  • Social Aspects of Science
  • Sustainable Systems
 

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Entry Requirements

Typically 120 UCAS points with at least 60 points in a science subject, achieved for example by:

2 full A-levels (or equivalent A1 and A2) including one science subject,
or
National Diploma (ND) in a science based subject,
or
Advanced GNVQ in a science based subject.

A wide range of other qualifications can be considered on an individual basis and will normally require an interview.  These include:

  • Successful completion of an Extended Degree course (foundation year) in Integrated Science, Science, or Engineering.
  • An approved access course.
  • European and overseas qualifications deemed to be equivalent to the above qualifications by the National Academic Information Centre for the UK, with ILETS level 6.0.

A good standard of mathematics is required, which can be demonstrated by GCSE Grade A*- B or mathematics coverage within other advanced qualifications.

We welcome mature applicants with other qualifications and/or relevant experiential learning judged to be equivalent. Past achievement can be assessed and considered for Credit for Prior Learning.

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Assessment

Most units include practical work and are assessed by a combination of coursework and examinations.  Coursework is varied, examples being on-going records of laboratory experiments, tutorial work and problem based learning classes, case studies, presentations and more formal reports of bigger assignments.  Students are progressively taught how to report coursework to professional scientific standards, which is an excellent preparation for work and careers, where clear communication of scientific work is essential.  In the first year most of the assessment is by coursework and overall coursework counts for about 30% of the degree.

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Further Information

London South Bank University is in a fantastic central London location, with the West End, Oxford Street, Soho, restaurants, bars, clubs and galleries all within easy reach and with excellent transport links. The culturally rich Thames waterside, with the London Eye and Tate Modern, is only a 10 minute lunchtime walk away.  The University is a teaching-led and research-active university with excellent industrial links (with over 100 researchers and an RAE score of 4 in the Science and Engineering faculty). The Sunday Times consistently ranks LSBU in the top ten for graduate starting salaries in the UK.  More detail is on our website.

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How to apply

Normally via UCAS, The LSBU institution code is L75 and code name LONSB.  The Integrated Sciences Course Code is F000.  For the Extended Degree in Integrated sciences, the code is FGH0.

For late applications or further advice contact us on 020 7815 7815

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Student Bursaries

All full time home and EU students are eligible for the LSBU Annual Bursary.  This is worth £2250 over the three years of the course.  It is not means tested and students do not have to pay it back.

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Contacts

Dr Elsa Aristodemou
aristode@lsbu.ac.uk
020 7815 7663

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