How to applyDepartment of Life SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Dates for your diary

LfS Introduction Session 2023: Wednesday 4 October 12:00 - 14:00

For students on a combined degree in Life Sciences or Chemistry with a Language for Science only

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With French, German or Spanish

These degree programmes are offered by the Department of Life Sciences and the Department of Chemistry. If you register on one of these combined degrees, the Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Chemistry elements of the programme will be supplemented by the Language for Science courses. 

Please note the MSci in Chemistry with French/German/Spanish is no longer accepting new applicants, i.e. from the 2023/24 academic year onwards. Information on these webpages about the MSci in Chemistry with French/German/Spanish is for current students only.

Aim of Language for Science programmes

To produce first-degree graduates well equipped to pursue careers in their chosen subject and more broadly, in industry and the public sector (particularly in multinational companies and international institutions). This development will meet some of the changing needs of industry in an increasingly global workplace, where knowledge of another culture and its language is essential.

Entry Requirements

For the language component of a Language for Science degree, students shoud hold a qualification in French/German/Spanish as appropriate:

  • A/S Level (at minimum)
  • A Level (preferable)
  • a qualification equivalent to A/S or (preferably) A Level

Contact hours

You will receive four hours per week of face-to-face tuition in the target language and related topics in Years 1 and 2. Regular one-to-one tutorials will also be arranged with the language coordinator. You will then spend a year abroad where you will be able to apply skills acquired in your language and culture modules to complete a report on a subject of your choice related to your host country. 

Degrees with a Language for Science

BSc (Hons) in Life Sciences