The Gateway to Science BSc (General) is a supported entry pathway co-ordinated by Admissions. This is an initial two-year programme with possible progression to an Honours programme; Gateway students enter the programme with a specific Honours degree route in mind.
During the first year of study, Gateway students will take modules relevant for their intended Honours degree and will also be required to attend a peer-led tutorial each week in their main degree subject.
Gateway students have a designated advisor of studies who will provide support and guidance for academic matters over the first two years of study.
Gateway students also have a single point of contact within Admissions for signposting and guidance on where and when to seek help should issues arise.
At the end of the second year, if students have met all academic requirements for their chosen Honours route, they will progress to junior Honours (typically the third year of a four-year Honours course). Students who have not met the requirements will progress as per current Senate Regulations for progression.
In the first two years of the programme, Gateway students will undertake the standard compulsory sub-honours modules for the degree they intend to complete, as well as additional subjects from the full range of modules offered by the University.
See module information, teaching format and assessment for different Honours degrees on the course pages.
For Gateway students successfully progressing to the Honours programme of their choice, the full range of third and fourth-year modules are available to them. Fifth-year modules will be available for those progressing to an integrated Masters programme.
For Gateway students progressing to a General degree route, the modules will be chosen from the third and fourth-year modules for which they meet the pre-requisites.