Course Information

Queens University Belfast Foundation Degree in Energy, Environment and Sustainability (HLA)

Queen's University Belfast

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 16 September 2020
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00–19:00
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 10
Total Hours: 300
Fee: Free
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator:


The 21st century offers biologists many challenges. Today's biologists are involved in researching and understanding some of the most controversial advances in human knowledge including the cloning of embryos, designer babies and genetically modified food.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    • develop their knowledge and understanding of biology

    Core Modules

    This unit deals with cells, photosynthesis and plants, nutrition and health, enzymes and digestion, breathing and the respiratory system, nervous system and hormones, and ecological relationships and energy flow.

    Assessment Method

    An externally assessed written examination consisting of a

    Progression Opportunities

    This GCSE also provides a sound basis for study in Further and Higher Education either in Nursing, Midwifery and other healthcare areas.

    Entry Requirements

  • A-Levels - normally CC, or CD with a relevant science. Relevant sciences are biology, chemistry, maths, physics, geography or computer science.
  • BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject with majority of passes at Merit level. Relevant subjects include Business, Computing, Building Studies, Science or Engineering.
  • Plus:
  • GCSE passes in English, Maths and Double-Award science (or biology and chemistry) at Grade C or above.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate - five subjects including a minimum BCCC at Higher Level in relevant subjects. English and Maths Ordinary Level Grade C would be necessary if not offered at Higher Level.
  • Access Course containing significant science with overall average of 55% or an average of 60% in a non relevant science course plus GCSE Double Award Science. (Or biology or chemistry).
  • Other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the admissions committee for the Foundation Degree.
  • Or:
  • Mature candidates who cannot offer any of the above will be assessed for admission on the basis of their appropriate skills and knowledge.
  • All candidates must be aged at least 18 years at the date of entry and will be interviewed prior to admission.