Foundation Year Program in Chemistry

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If a student’s coursework does not match up with his or her intended field of study, a foundation year is an excellent opportunity to close the education gap. This extra year of higher educational instruction provides an introduction to the scholar’s academic and professional industry of interest while building the skills necessary to succeed.

What is a foundation year in chemistry? A foundation year in chemistry brings students up to speed with their math and science requirements. Though chemistry is the focus, students may still take courses in physics and biology to establish the connection between scientific disciplines. Additionally, scholars will take basic math courses that are required for degree programs. For instance, students may take pre-calculus to prepare them for a degree program’s required calculus course work.

A foundation year in chemistry will ensure students are fully prepared for the difficult mathematical and scientific coursework ahead. With firm foundations, students are equipped to succeed in completing their degree.

The total cost of a foundation year in chemistry varies with the educational institution, length of program and type of instruction. Scholars can cut costs with online instruction and programs that take two instead of three terms for completion.

After completing their foundation year, graduates typically move on to a bachelor’s degree program in chemistry. Upon finishing their degree, scholars may enter the workforce or seek out a master’s or doctorate degree. Many students will find work in the pharmaceutical and scientific research industries. Pharmaceutical and for-profit companies usually have research and development departments that seek educated chemists. Additionally, universities and other institutions use chemists to conduct research and testing.

If you are interested in a foundation year in chemistry, there are many international and domestic options available. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Medicine and Life Sciences - Foundation Year

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months January 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

The Medicine and Life Sciences university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Medicine, Genetics, Biomedical Science, and Life Sciences. [+]

Best Course Studies in Chemistry 2017. The Medicine and Life Sciences university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Medicine, Genetics, Biomedical Science, and Life Sciences. Why take the Medicine and Life Sciences foundation year? Our Medicine and Life Sciences course allows students to develop a strong grounding in medical sciences, including opportunities to develop their practical and technical skills. The course offers the opportunity to study Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Microbiology and Pharmacology as well as options to explore Neuro-anatomy and the relationship between brain and behaviour. Taking a foundation year is one of the best ways to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you stand out from the crowd when you go to university. Studying within ORA’s Oxbridge-style tutorials, our dedication to small class sizes means that students receive regular, personalised feedback from their expert tutors. Outcomes After successfully taking the Medicine and Life Sciences foundation year: You will be ready to start university in the UK or another English-speaking country You will have made UK university applications and received assistance in getting offers You will have improved your IELTS score ready for university entry You will have improved your study skills, including exam technique and ICT skills You will have gained an understanding of subjects allied to medicine appropriate to your choice of undergraduate degree Modules In each foundation course, students spend 25 hours of contact time per week. There is, in addition, timetabled and supervised guided study time, when students are expected to be completing coursework or revising for exams, as well as timetabled self-study time. All students study compulsory modules: Introduction to Medicine and Life Sciences EFL for Academic Purposes (introductory) * EFL for Academic Purposes (advanced) *(Students on the six-month fast-track programme do not take the introductory EFL course) Academic modules Having studied the introductory module, students then choose three more module options from the following: The Human Body Genetics Mind, Brain and Behaviour Maths Ethics Research Methods (Please note that additional modules may become available during the year, and that not all modules run every year; to check that your chosen modules will be on offer, please contact us). English Language Modules These modules cover all the core skills in the study of English as a foreign or second language. They enable students to improve their language skills rapidly, while incorporating the study of English grammar to ensure that standards of accuracy are maintained as students progress. Additionally, exam preparation classes help students achieve the highest IELTS level of which they are capable when they come to sit the exam. The ORA approach to English language teaching on the University Foundation programme is to make sure students become familiar with the requirements of an academic degree course. The modules cover not only the spoken language competencies that universities require, but also teach students the norms of essay, report, and other document writing in Anglophone universities, which may be different from those in their home countries, so that students are prepared for every aspect of the writing skills that they will need at university. Additional Support Our dedicated team advises students on the often complicated process of getting a place at a UK university, from choosing which universities to apply to, all the way up to admission. For students who are unfamiliar with the UCAS system and with UK universities generally, this advice is invaluable in simplifying and explaining the process so that students can get the offers they need and deserve. We cover the following: Choosing your university Writing a personal statement University entrance exams (e.g. BMAT, LNAT) Interview practice Academic writing skills English presentation skills Debate and discussion Academic research skills Note-taking and note-making Examination technique Start dates: January and September Entry requirement: 12 years schooling, Age 17 on entry, 4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above, at least IELTS 5.5 (IELTS 6.0 for fast-track students). [-]

Foundation in Science

Perdana University
Campus Full time 1 year May 2017 Malaysia Selangor

The Foundation in Science offered at Perdana University will prepare you for the Undergraduate Programmes. The curriculum is crafted to give you a strong foundation in the undergraduate areas of study. [+]

Foundation in Science Why Foundation in Science at Perdana University The Foundation in Science offered at Perdana University will prepare you for the Undergraduate Programmes. The curriculum is crafted to give you a strong foundation in the undergraduate areas of study. It is also designed to give you the soft skills required for your personal development. Entry Requirements SPM* / O–LEVEL OR EQUIVALENT: Minimum 5 credits including Mathematics and 2 Science subjects and a pass in Bahasa Melayu and English OR UEC: Minimum 4Bs and a pass in BM and English OR Equivalent qualifications as recognised by Perdana University *Additional Requirements in (SPM) for medicine. Min 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathtematics (or Additional Mathemathics) and another subject. Curriculum Structure [-]

International Foundation Programme

Abbey College Cambridge
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

We offer students three Foundation Pathways to prepare them to study at UK universities. On all 3 pathways students complete Core Skills modules in Mathematics, Information Technology, Presentation & Research Skills, and English for Academic Purposes. [+]

Best Course Studies in Chemistry 2017. We offer students three Foundation Pathways to prepare them to study at UK universities. On all 3 pathways students complete Core Skills modules in Mathematics, Information Technology, Presentation & Research Skills, and English for Academic Purposes. All three pathways are designed to give students a thorough grounding in the key concepts and theories they will meet during their undergraduate studies. Our Business, Economics and Accounting foundation pathway covers accounting, business studies, economics and mathematics for business. You will develop a critical understanding of organisations, markets, competition and added value. Typical university courses accessed by this pathway include Finance and Accounting, Economics, Business Management, International Business, Banking and Marketing. Our Engineering pathway is designed for students who want to go on to study engineering disciplines at university. You will focus on the building blocks of the discipline; physics, chemistry and mathematics. From here you will move on to consider, in detail mechanics, electricity, magnetism, solids and fluids. Typical university courses accessed by our Engineering pathway include Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computing and Technology. Our Science and Pharmacy pathway covers biology, chemistry, mathematics and core skills. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of chemical principles, study additional mathematics modules and gain practical scientific skills. You can apply these skills to a range of university courses and careers. Entry Requirements Course Start Date: September English Level (minimum): IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) Age: 17 years + Qualifications: 5 GCSE passes at grade C, or their equivalent “What I like most about Abbey Cambridge is its studious environment. I am motivated to work hard in my studies when I see others dong the same. Learning at Abbey Cambridge is very exciting, and the teachers give me the support I need to achieve my best.” Sunsovisal Ieng, Cambodia [-]

Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Life Sciences

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: English, and [+]

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: English, and a choice of three academic subject modules chosen according to the progression pathway, offering at particular FoundationCampus centres, or individual student choice. FoundationCampus centres offer different subject modules according to progression agreements with their host universities, but all follow a core curriculum. Please refer to your chosen centre Coursefinder for module availability Biology Module 1: • Cell biology • DNA • Genetics • Human reproduction Module 2: • Scientific writing • Feeding and modes of nutrition • Biological molecules • Enzymes • The human digestive system • Exchange surfaces: The Ileum and the Nephron Module 3: • Breathing • Exchange surfaces: The lung • Haemoglobin & oxygen transport • The circulatory System & blood • Cellular respiration • Thermoregulation Chemistry Module 1: • Atomic structure • Formulae, equations and moles • Structure and bonding • Periodic Table • Groups 1 and 2 • Group 7 • Introduction to oxidation and reduction Modules 2 & 3: • Energetics • Kinetics • Chemical equilibria • Introductory organic chemistry • Further organic chemistry (alcohols, halogenoalkanes, aldehydes, ketones) • Industrial inorganic chemistry • Acid-base equilibria Computing Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise • Fundamentals of Problem Solving • Fundamentals of Programming • Fundamentals of Data Representation • Systems Development Life Cycle Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept and The Internet • Fundamentals of ComputerSystems • Fundamental Hardware Elements of Computers • Machine Level Architecture • Hardware Devices • The Structure of the Internet • Web page design • Consequences of Uses of Computing Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking • Problem Solving • Programming Concepts • Real Numbers • Operating Systems • Databases • Communication and Networking Mathematics Module 1: • Working with numbers • Fractions, powers and reciprocals • Ratio and percentages • Algebra and algebraic equations • Graphs of straight lines • Simultaneous equations • Working with shape and space Module 2: • Working with data • Simple inequalities • Probability and its applications • Similarity and Pythagoras Theorem • Trigonometry • 2-D and 3-D objects • Quadratic equations • Functions • Advance trigonometry Module 3: • Advance algebra • Graphs • Vectors • Calculus • Direct and inverse proportion Physics Module 1: • Introduce Vectors and Scalars • Equations of Motion • Motion under gravity • Forces – Introduction • Moments, Couples and Equilibrium • Work, Energy and Power Module 2: • Current and Charge in Physics • Potential Difference, EMF, Internal Resistance • Energy and Power in DC Circuits • Resistance and Resistivity • I/V characteristics of non-ohmic Devices (E5)Analysing Series and Parallel circuits • Potential Divider Module 3: • Materials • Solid, Liquid and Gas • Temperature • Thermal properties of materials • Temperature and the behaviour of gases – Ideal Gas Equation • Simple Thermodynamics & Conservation of Energy • Thermodynamics of Heat Engines • Circular Motion • Simple Harmonic Motion • Waves Psychology Module 1: Introduction to Psychology • Themulti-storemodel ofmemory or multi-component model • The working memory model • Reconstructive memory • Memory strategies • Eyewitness testimony The formation of attachments in human babies • Types of attachment including insecure and secure attachments • Cultural variations in attachments • Disruption to attachment Modules 2 & 3: • Introduction to abnormality incorporatingDSMIV,particularlythe GAF scale • Approaches to abnormality (Biological and at least one Psychological approach) • Application of theory of abnormality to one psychological disorder, such as depression • Social influence • Conformity and minority influence • Social Influence • Obedience to authority • Research methods • Ethics • The Psychology Project • The body’s response to stress • Stress related illness and the immune system • Sources of stress • Emotion focused coping and problem focused coping [-]