University Foundation Programme – UFP

Science & Pharmacy

Course Overview

The University Foundation Programme (UFP) Science & Pharmacy Foundation Pathway is an intensive one year foundation course, which will prepare you for a wide range of Science and Pharmacy bachelor degrees.

The UFP Science & Pharmacy Foundation Course enables you to build the strong medical knowledge required to study a biosciences or pharmacy related degree course. The UK is an established world leader in this subject area and graduates are in very high demand. This Pharmacy and Medical Science foundation course combines scientific theory and practical elements, so our students leave with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to progress in any area of the profession.

From genetics to immunology to bionic limbs, there are many developing areas in the field of Science and Pharmacy that will affect our everyday lives in the future. While there is still a lot to discover about the human body, patients’ lives and care are improving all the time and the demand for graduates in this field has never been higher.

For Medical School Entry, please see our Medicine course page here.


Course Modules

In the first term students complete the three minor modules. In terms 2 and 3, students choose three major modules from a selection of subjects.

Minor Modules:

Compulsory subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Communication Skills/IELTS
  • Introductory Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry

Major Modules:

Choose three of the following – we recommend you pick from the highlighted modules:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Quantitative Methods

Teaching & Facilities

The UFP Science & Pharmacy Foundation Course consists of interactive classroom learning, tutorials and frequent laboratory sessions. We have three custom-built, university grade Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories.

The Science & Pharmacy foundation course is continually assessed, thus removing the pressure of an end of year examination. There will be mid-term examinations throughout the course and an end-of-term examination for each module. In addition, students are required to complete coursework and practical laboratory sessions. We offer a university approved syllabus which fully prepares students for their undergraduate studies. Our teachers are highly qualified and are specialists in their field. The exceptional standard of education allows students to make a smooth transition to undergraduate degree level.

Course Term Dates

Start in September or January

There are two start dates for our foundation courses – September and January.

Depending on when prospective students finish their senior school studies, they have the option of beginning their course sooner or slightly later. Both complete in time for a September start at university the following year.


Holidays vary depending on when students start the course.

Those starting the University Foundation Programme in September, will have a 3-week holiday over Christmas, and a 2-week holiday over Easter.

Those starting in January will have a 2-week holiday over Easter.

Degree Course Subjects

Our foundation course offers progression to almost all Science & Pharmacy university degree courses including:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Environmental Science
  • Genetics
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science
  • Radiography
  • Astrophysics

University Destinations

One of the unique aspects of the University Foundation Programme (UFP) Science & Pharmacy Foundation Course is the very high level of individual support and advice that students receive. We have a proven track record of placing our students in top-ranking universities including:

University College London (UCL)
King’s College, London
University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
The University of Sheffield
University of Liverpool
University of Reading
University of Southampton
University of Brighton
University of Portsmouth
Kingston University, London

Entry Requirements

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Help and Support

If you don't have suitable qualification(s) please contact us directly to learn more. Please note that if English isn't your first language, you must take an IELTS exam and meet a minimum requirement of 5.5.

Are you ready to apply?

Make an application for entry to our one year foundation programme.


Have a question?

Feel free to contact our admissions team for assistance.


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Learn more about undergraduate degree programmes at UFP.

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The University Foundation Programme (UFP) is a department of David Game College. Established in 1974, David Game College has become one of the leading Independent Sixth Form Colleges in London for 13-22 year olds.

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