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International Year One in Biosciences

INTO University of Exeter, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2024

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Total Course Fee

USD 29,322

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Pathway Programme
Leads to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree.
Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of a three-year undergraduate degree in Biosciences at the University of Exeter.

Key information

  • Learn how information is stored and inherited in living organisms, from DNA structure and gene expression to genome replication, then prepare and analyse DNA.
  • Become familiar with experimental design, data handling, basic statistical analysis and simple programming concepts.
  • Receive training in basic laboratory skills and safety issues.
  • Learn about the microbial world through lectures and practicals, focusing on evolution, information flow, metabolic pathways, structure and function, and the impact of micro-organisms.
  • Become familiar with technical vocabulary and writing structures needed for further studies in Biosciences.
  • Standard September 3Terms

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Standard course Requirement
Age requirement
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.

English language entry requirements

  • 3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent
  • A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

  • Credit value
  • Academic English for Biosciences
  • 30 Credits
  • Fundamental Principles for Bioscientists
  • 15 Credits
  • Genetics
  • 15 Credits
  • Microbiology
  • 15 Credits

Term 1 specialist modules

  • Animals
  • 15 Credits
  • Biochemistry
  • 15 Credits
  • Cells
  • 15 Credits
  • Ecology
  • 15 Credits
  • Plants
  • 15 Credits
  • Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compounds
  • 15 Credits
  • Notes

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

  • Standard Fees : £21095 
  • Additional Fees: C = Compulsory / O = Optional
  • Course related fees 
  • Enrolment fee C £150.00 
  • Textbooks (3 term) C £220.00 
  • Lab fee C £400.00 

Other fees 

  • Airport pickup O Norwich International Airport Not applicable to students on our online courses £40.00 
  • Airport pickup O London Gatwick Airport Not applicable to students on our online courses £170.00
  •  Airport pickup O London Heathrow Airport Not applicable to students on our online courses £310.00 
  • Airport pickup O London Stansted Airport Not applicable to students on our online courses £345.00 
  • Social programme O Activity costs range from free-£50 Not applicable to students on our online courses £50.00

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