Foundation Level Biology - OUfc001





In line with its philosophy to democratise access to university education, the Open University of Mauritius offers Foundation Courses. These courses aim at better preparing learners for higher education while allowing them to meet the minimum requirements to undertake undergraduate studies. They have been carefully developed by a team of experts to ensure smooth transition to university. They also motivate learners and give them a greater chance of succeeding. They play a pivotal role in helping learners to revisit lost skills, while giving them the necessary confidence and preparatory experience they need for success at university. However, they are not intended to replace secondary school courses. On successfully completing four foundation courses (8 modules) including English through Open Distance Learning (ODL), they can join degree programmes. 
The ODL mode of delivery enables convenient self-study within a flexible framework. This mode of delivery allows learners to learn at their own pace, in their own place and time without disrupting their social, professional and domestic commitments hence, allowing them to earn while learning. 


Biology is the study of life.
Through the understanding and knowledge of the unit of life, the cell, whose structures and processes are shared by all living organisms, biology learners gain an insight into the uniqueness, function and role of organisms. 
Even though still at foundation level, this course has been especially designed to inspire learners to develop an interest in and excitement about biology. It would enable them to discuss and make judgments on issues in biology and science that impact on their daily lives and on society. It would also provide them with the knowledge, skills and understanding in their pursuit of further education. 

Course Requirements:

  • SC/GCE O-level with 3 credits + 1 A-level (Applicants should be less than 25 years of age)
  • Mature candidates will be considered on their own merit.