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Extended Science Degree


Extended Degree Science is a one-year programme to prepare you for university. It enables you to explore biology, chemistry and physics, developing your understanding and helping you to reach an exciting range of innovative career paths.

The course is designed as a preparatory year enabling you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of a University of Hertfordshire science degrees. After working in our industry-standard lab you’ll be prepared to step on to a full science degree in your chosen discipline.

We have a range of high-level, specialist facilities including a UV visible spectrophotometer and DNA PCR equipment (amplifying DNA).

We will also soon have a state of the art fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR).

You’ll have your IT, numeracy and communications skills, readying yourself to excel in your chosen Honours programme. You’ll also have plenty of options, including biology, physics, psychology, electronic engineering and pharmaceutical science.

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