Foundation Year in Natural Sciences

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A foundation year is a one-year program for high school graduates. It is designed to bridge the gap between high school and college by providing students with the prerequisites they need to be admitted to university for an undergraduate degree program.

You may find yourself at the end of high school with a strong interest in math and science, yet unable to decide in which direction you should go. This is the time to ask yourself, what is a foundation year in natural sciences? This program prepares you for university study by giving you a strong foundation in a broad range of sciences that often includes earth sciences, life sciences, physics, chemistry, astrophysics, mathematics and technology studies. Some foundation programs are partnered with universities that offer a seamless progression to that particular school if you are able to demonstrate academic performance at a certain level.

A foundation year is also aimed at providing you with related skills necessary for personal development. Access to libraries, sports facilities, job boards, equipment and other resources are usually weaved in to the program.

Since these programs are offered by universities throughout the world, costs vary depending on location, curriculum and which institution you attend. You can collect information about costs by reviewing the websites or speaking with the admissions office of the institution you wish to attend.

Pursuing a career in the sciences offers many options. Research and development, engineering and teaching are just some of the numerous choices. Studying science can lead you to a career in medicine, or to an industry consulting position. Corporations hire scientists to create new products. Governmental jobs are also available to those with science specialties. A background in a particular field can open many doors to a rewarding career in almost any environment.

Finding your niche in one of the sciences offers many exciting professional opportunities. Foundation year programs often offer an array of flexible options, from distance learning modules to part-time study. To learn more about finding the path that is right for you, 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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Math for Computer Science

Harbour.Space
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math intensive degree studies. After successful completion of MSL students are granted an automatic right to enter all math intensive degrees at Harbour.Space. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. This program is taught in ENGLISH. Anyone who lacks the strong math foundation they need for a career in tech, but is eager to learn has a home in our foundational course. Students acquire all the basic tools they need to continue studies in Computer Science, Data Science or Cyber Security. Graduating MSL means opening the doors to apply for a place at Harbour.Space University and any other top-rate tech university in the world. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE If your Math level is not sufficient, you can first join our intensive, one year preparatory Math as a Second Language (MSL) course before starting the math intensive degree studies. After successful completion of MSL students are granted an automatic right to enter all math intensive degrees at Harbour.Space. Applicants who wish to acquire math skills in order to pursue studies in other elite technical universities at an undergraduate or graduate levels are also invited to apply to MSL. The foundational course gives students all the essential mathematical knowledge in programming, geometry, algebra, calculus and algorithms they need to develop their skills in technology. Modules Basics of Discrete Mathematics, Numbers and Polynomials Basic Concepts of Functions; Roots, Degrees, Logarithms Trigonometry Complex Numbers; Elementary Probability Theory Basics of Calculus Basics of Elementary Geometry Triangles Polygons; Measurement of Geometric Quantities Computer Architecture, Data Representation, Operating Systems Data Structures and Algorithms Programming in a High Level Procedural Language (C) Programming Paradigms Programme Leadership Konstantin MertsalovPhD, Director of Software Development Europe,... [-]

University of London International Foundation Programme

MPW
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge London + 1 more

As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international students with the skills and knowledge required for the rigours of undergraduate study. This one-year programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues. [+]

As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international students with the skills and knowledge required for the rigours of undergraduate study. This one-year programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues. Classroom teaching is supported by comprehensive study materials and resources developed by the University of London including access to the virtual learning environment. This course consists of four modules: one compulsory and three optional. One compulsory course: Mathematics and statistics Plus three courses chosen from: Economics Sociology International relations Politics Pure mathematics Upon successful completion, students are awarded a University of London foundation certificate. IFP Course Details MPW is one of only three institutions in the UK approved to teach the University of London International Foundation Programme. Students who enrol onto this programme will benefit from MPW's renowned teaching methods and academic support drawing on our 40 years of teaching experience at A level. In this programme, students will have: Teaching of 30 hours per week, First class academic instruction, The academic and personal support from a personal tutor, Broad and highly flexible extra-curricular opportunities, Excellent facilities and prestigious location, Tailored exam preparations, and Regular testing and feedback IFP Entry Requirements To be eligible for the International Foundation Programme you must: be aged 16 or above on the programme’s start date. meet our academic and English... [-]

Foundation Physiotherapy

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are: Business, Economics, Finance and Management, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Art and Design. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. International Foundation Programme (IFP) This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Coventry University. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus. This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business & Management. Who is this programme designed for? This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK. How long will I study for? This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week. What will I study? This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language. There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for... [-]

Foundation in Science

Optima International College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year January 2018 Malaysia Selangor

The Foundation in Science (FS) programme is a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue a challenging academic pathway in the medical and health or the pure and applied sciences. The subjects thought will be Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics which forms the thrust of this foundation programme. [+]

The Foundation in Science (FS) programme is a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue a challenging academic pathway in the medical and health or the pure and applied sciences. The subjects thought will be Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics which forms the thrust of this foundation programme. However, subjects such as Computer Applications, English and Sociology have also been incorporated into the programme to give students an opportunity to develop essential skills and to give them a perspective on issues relating to the social world. Such exposure to other academic courses will provide students with essential knowledge of the wider world as well as develop in them transferable intellectual skills. By the end of the programme, students will be eligible to embark upon their chosen field of study in the science and technology disciplines provided they have achieved the minimum standards set for the respective programmes by our partner Institutions – Local and Global. Programme Content Academic English Computer Applications Public Speaking and Communication Mathematics I Physics I Biology I Chemistry I Mathematics II Physics II Biology II Chemistry II Bahasa Kebangsaan A / Bahasa Kebangsaan B Public Speaking and Communication Physics 2 Mathematics 1 Chemistry 2 Critical Thinking Biology 2 Islamic Studies/Moral Studies Why Optima? Global University Network – GUN Career Driven Quality – is Paramount & Key Element Career & Academic Pathway – American Degree Pathway (SRU) Education by Educationists Blended Learning – Enhanced Learning with Moodle, anywhere, anytime – Optima Virtual Learning (OVL) Academic Advisory... [-]

Engineering & Technology - International Foundation Year

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin Cork United Kingdom London + 3 more

Prepare for entry to Engineering & Technology courses in our Partner Universities in Ireland and the UK [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. Prepare for entry to Engineering & Technology courses in our Partner Universities in Ireland, the UK, USA and Australia. Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Therefore, 100% of students who successfully pass our Foundation Year programme will achieve a place in a relevant degree with one of our partner universities. What subjects will I study? English for Academic Purposes ESAP for Science and Engineering Studies Mathematics for Engineering Science – two subjects: Chemistry and Physics at 4 hours/week each ICT class Pastoral care/progression counselling Entry requirements : Successfully completed high school examinations. Have a minimum English level of 5.0 IELTS. Where can you go after completing the IFY Engineering & Technology Programme at DIFC? Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. NCUK guarantees students who successfully complete the foundation programme a place on a degree course in their chosen subject of study. Search over 4,000 University courses in our Entry Directory to discover your University progression options. [-]

Business & Management - International Foundation Year

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin Cork United Kingdom London + 3 more

On successful completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry to a wide range of Business Studies & Law degree programmes in Ireland, the UK and beyond. [+]

On successful completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry to a wide range of Business Studies & Law degree programmes in one of our partner universities. DIFC has over 40 university partners located in Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe, USA and Australia. Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Therefore, 100% of students who successfully pass our Foundation Year programme will achieve a place in a relevant degree with one of our partner universities. The Business & Management Foundation programme provides a progression to undergraduate studies in Business, Accounting, Management, Law and Humanities related degrees. Course Content English for Academic Purposes ESAP for Business and Economics Mathematics for Business Business Studies ICT Class Pastoral care/progression counselling Entry requirements : Successfully completed high school examinations. Have a minimum English level of 5.0 IELTS. Where can you go after completing the IFY Business and Management Programme at DIFC? You can join a wide range of Business, Management and Humanities courses including Business Studies, Finance, Accountancy, Law, Arts etc in our partner universities. Search over 4,000 University courses in our Entry Directory to discover your University progression options upon successful complete of our Foundation course. [-]

Sciences - International Foundation Year

DIFC Ireland
Campus Full time 7 - 9 months September 2017 Ireland Dublin Cork United Kingdom London + 3 more

The perfect preparation course for international students hoping to complete a wide range of science degree programmes throughout Ireland, the UK, USA and Australia. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. The perfect preparation course for international students hoping to complete a wide range of science degree programmes throughout Ireland, the UK, USA and Australia. Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Therefore, 100% of students who successfully pass our Foundation Year programme will achieve a place in a relevant degree with one of our partner universities. What subjects will I study? English for Academic Purposes (Core) ESAP for Science/Health Studies Mathematics for Science Science – two subjects: Chemistry and Biology at 4 hours/week each ICT class Pastoral care/progression counselling Entry requirements : You must have completed high school (year 11 or 12) and have an English level equivalent to 5.0 IELTS Where can you go after completing the IFY Science Programme at DIFC? Our partner universities recognise that the NCUK IFY course meets their entry requirements for international students. Therefore, 100% of students who successfully pass our Foundation Year programme will achieve a place in a relevant degree with one of our partner universities. Search over 4,000 University courses in our Entry Directory to discover your University progression options with our NCUK program [-]

Medicine and Life Sciences - Foundation Year

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

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... [-]

Foundation Programme in Engineering and Business

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2017 Austria Wels

In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. Foundation programme in Engineering and Business A Route into an Austrian degree In order to make access to studies possible for applicants with missing prerequisites, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria offers a foundation programme for selected study programmes in Engineering and Business. Applicants who lack entrance requirements can acquire the necessary additional qualifications. The programme is characterised by its focused preparation, tailored for studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. This is the Solution for Candidates, who ... yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or physics to be enrolled in engineering studies yet miss sufficient credits in mathematics and/or English to be enrolled in business studies do not yet meet the entrance requirements for studying in Austria (e.g. one year of studies is missing after A-levels) wish to improve their math/physics skills prior to entering a study programme wish to study in an English taught programme, but yet feel not save enough to comprehend the technical terminology in English Students will be enrolled as external students during the time of the programme. This allows for obtaining visa and student residence permit. After completion, they are eligible and prepared for commencing their studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Essential Information Programme format: Duration: 1 or 2 semesters*, full-time Class hours from Monday to Friday E-learning modules Field trips Cost of studies: EUR 1.800,– (1 semester track, all course cost covered, accommodation, traveling and living cost not included),... [-]

Foundation in Arts/Science

HELP University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Prepares students with SPM or equivalent qualifications for undergraduate programmes. Graduands from these programmes usually have a higher university acceptance rate. [+]

ARTS The Foundation Studies in Arts, a programme of proven quality and value, is widely accepted as an entry qualification for Economics, Finance and accounting programmes at the prestigious and world-class University of London International Programmes or Anglia Ruskin University Programmes, as well as premier universities. Semester 1 English Language & Communication 101 Mathematics 101 Critical Thinking Accounting 101 Semester 2 English Language & Communication 102 Business Statistics Mathematics 102 Economics 101 Semester 3 Economics 102 Accounting 102 Introduction to Information Systems Duration of Study : 1 year Intakes : January, April, August SCIENCES The Foundation Studies in Science programme has built a solid reputation as a proven and reliable pathway for students who have completed their SPM to pursue a diverse range of university degree programmes in Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy and other Health and Applied Sciences, both in Malaysia and abroad. Semester 1 English Language & Communication 101 Mathematics 101 Critical Thinking Chemistry 101 Semester 2 English Language & Communication 102 Mathematics 102 Physics 101 Biology 101 Semester 3 Physics 102 Chemistry 102 Biology 102 Duration of Study : 1 year Intakes : January, April, August [-]

Pre-degree Foundation Programme

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Bedfordview Bloemfontein Cape Town Durban Durbanville East London Midrand Nelspruit Port Elizabeth Potchefstroom Pretoria Vanderbijlpark + 11 more

In our Pre-degree Foundation Programme you will develop theoretical understanding of, and practical skills in, English language and comprehension, numeracy and the use of computers and technology. You will also learn how to study, conduct research and be a successful student. Over and above this, you will be introduced to the social sciences as an important multi-disciplinary field of study. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. In our Pre-degree Foundation Programme you will develop theoretical understanding of, and practical skills in, English language and comprehension, numeracy and the use of computers and technology. You will also learn how to study, conduct research and be a successful student. Over and above this, you will be introduced to the social sciences as an important multi-disciplinary field of study. The core subjects are Student Skills, Academic English, Introductory Mathematics, Development Studies and an Introduction to Computer Skills. You will also choose two school-specific elective modules from a range of introductory topics including Commerce (Economics), IT, Science, Graphic Design and Psychology. Much of the success of this foundation programme is due to our unique blend of lecture-led learning, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), our smaller interactive classes and facilities such as campus resource centres and computer labs. Within this supportive environment, you will also start developing essential skills for life as a student and for the world of work. You will learn how to analyse and solve real problems, apply logic, be innovative, work in teams and communicate effectively. Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for diploma or certificate purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. A minimum of 17 Pearson Institute points for entry to non-BSc programme streams. A minimum of 24... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

International Foundation Programme in Engineering

DLD College London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. What is the International Foundation Programme? International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. The International Foundation Programme at DLD? At DLD, there are foundation programmes in Business, Engineering, Art, Music. The IFP in Engineering covers Physics, Advanced Mathematics, ICT and Research & Presentation Skills. Science and Mathematics make up 75% of the course. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. The teaching is undertaken in classes where students are treated as individual learners and supported by experienced, caring members of staff. How is it assessed? The Programme is externally accredited and moderated by NCFE. Physics Advanced maths Key Maths Skills A & B Key ICT Skills Key Research & Presentation Skills Students without an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher are also required to attend Academic English classes as part of their programme. Exam Board: NCFE What do I need? Students should have score an IELTS score of 5.0 or the equivalent. They should also have completed compulsory education as well as one year of high school education in their home country. Trip abroad Being able to observe studies done in other European countries can be an excellent way... [-]

University of Bath International Foundation Year

Wiltshire College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Salisbury Chippenham Trowbridge + 2 more

The International Foundation Year is a one year course based at Wiltshire College Salisbury that prepares students for entry onto their chosen University of Bath degree. As long as students achieve the necessary grades they will be guaranteed automatic entry into Year 1 at one of the highest ranking Universities in the UK... [+]

University of Bath International Foundation Year The International Foundation Year is a one year course based at Wiltshire College Salisbury that prepares students for entry onto their chosen University of Bath degree. As long as students achieve the necessary grades they will be guaranteed automatic entry into Year 1 at one of the highest ranking Universities in the UK. The International Foundation Year has been developed especially for international students, because it is important to have the opportunity to learn how to study in the UK and to develop the appropriate study skills ready for progression to the University of Bath. The University of Bath has accredited Wiltshire College to run the International Foundation Year; chosen for their excellent teaching and support for international students. Course structure During the International Foundation Year, students choose three subjects to study from the following list: Biology Business Chemistry Mathematics Economics Physics Social Science English (for Academic Purposes) Students will also undertake a study skills programme. The College will help and guide each student enabling them to choose the right three subjects to meet the entry requirements for the chosen degree. Arranged over two 15-week semesters, students will have a comprehensive range of lectures, tutorials, and group work as well as laboratory classes, where appropriate. Each unit is made up of coursework and an end of semester examination. Throughout the course students will develop the subject knowledge needed as well as acquiring the study and academic English language skills required to succeed in the... [-]