Foundation Year Program in Natural Sciences

Top Course Studies in Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

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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Maths as a second language

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 Alexander OmelchenkoDr.Sci, PhD, Computer Science, Department Chair, St.Petersburg Academic University Career Path Finance, Medicine, Science, Engineering 3D Printing, Game Programming IT, Animation, Graphics, Optimisation, Modelling Cyber Security, Cryptography Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web Technology LIVING IN BARCELONA Studying in Barcelona has the following advantages: Barcelona is #1 in Europe for quality of life and clearness of environment (2012 Quality of Life City Rankings – Mercer Survey) Barcelona is #1 in the world for the level of infrastructure and urban development (2011, Ernst & Young). The region of Catalonia, where Barcelona is the capital, contributes significantly to the Spanish GDP. The growth of Catalonia’s GDP is currently 3.3%, much higher than in Europe on average. Catalonia’s exports are €42.2 billion, higher than in any other region of Spain. 7,000+ innovation and technological companies during the last 10 years. Barcelona is 6th in Europe for attractiveness and comfort for doing business (European Attractiveness Survey 2011, Ernst & Young), Barcelona is 2nd in Europe (after London) for being promoted as a business center (European Cities Monitor 2011); Barcelona is 2nd in the world for hosting different international conferences and congresses (City and Country World Report 2011, ICCA ). Barcelona is the host of the annual World Mobile Congress, which attracts thousands of international companies that work in the mobile industry. 7,000,000 + millions of tourists / year 20° C - average temperature during the day 2437 hours of sunshine/ year Cost of living 550 euro / month [-]

Science Foundation

Cambridge Seminars College
Campus Full time 6 months February 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

Pre- university Foundation Programmes are the normal route of entry to university for international students. Our Science programme follows existing A-Level specifications in terms of academic content and assessment and prepares students to read for a Science degree at a wide range of universities. [+]

Why study this course and where it will take me? Pre- university Foundation Programmes are the normal route of entry to university for international students. Our Science programme follows existing A-Level specifications in terms of academic content and assessment and prepares students to read for a Science degree at a wide range of universities. Course content and structure Chemistry (AQA) Atomic Structure, Bonding and Periodicity Foundation Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Introduction to Organic Chemistry/Practical Further Physical and Organic Chemistry Thermodynamics and Further Inorganic Chemistry Biology (AQA) Core Principles Genes and Genetic Engineering Physiology and Transport Energy, Control and Continuity Environment Applied Ecology Microbes and Biotechnology Behavior and Population Physics (AQA) Physical quantities and Units Newtonian Mechanics Kinematics, Dynamics, Forces, Work, Energy, Power, Gravitational field, Motion Oscillations Waves Superposition Electricity and Magnetism Matter Temperature Quantum Physics Atomic Structure Radioactivity Geography (OCR) Physical Environments Fluvial Environments Glacial and Peri- Glacial Environments Coastal Environments Hot Deserts Human Environments Urban Change Rural Change Energy Tourism Environmental Issues Earth Hazards Ecosystems Climate Economic Issues Population Globalisation Development Geographical Skills Students will take 3 or 4 academic subjects and English if required. Students starting in September will have at least 18 hours of tuition per week and those starting in February will have at least 20 hours per week. Students will be required to complete a variety of tasks and assignments to compliment their studies. Science students are required to take 3 or 4 subjects normally chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, although there are other possibilities such as Geology, Environmental Science and Computer Science. The college advises on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and guides candidates through the university application process. Coursework and Examinations Assessment is either bipartite or tripartite, composed of examinations, continuous assessment and course work. There are 2 compulsory examinations; Part 1 and Finals, the latter being taken at the end of the course and these carry a heavy weighting in the overall grade for the subject. Re-sits may be available at the discretion of the college. Students can choose to produce course work in a subject which will represent 10% of the final award. Continuous assessment also represents 10% of the final award and is calculated as a mean of a minimum of 4 progress tests. Entry Requirements International students must demonstrate a certified level of education equivalent to GCSE, and it is important that students intending to do this course have at least a grade C at GCSE level or its equivalent in Mathematics. If your standard of Mathematics fails to meet the minimum requirement we can help you with a pre-sessional course. Students must have a certified standard of English equivalent to an IELTS score of 4.5, with not less than 4.5 in each band. If your standard of English does not meet the minimum requirement we can help you with an EFL or pre-sessional English course and test. [-]

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 Natural Sciences 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 Programme in Engineering and Business

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters February 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. [+]

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), EUR 3.600,– (2 semester track, all course cost covered, accommodation, traveling and living cost not included) Application: Applications may be handed in until Nov 30th(for track starting end February) and April 30th (for track starting mid September) Application procedure: Formal check of prerequisites, compulsory skype interview Entry Requirements: A-Level / High School Diploma (or equivalent)** English language skills (will be checked during interview) Duration of Studies: 1 semester programme: End February until mid July 2 semester programme: Mid September until mid July Accommodation: Can be obtained in student dormitories close to the university campus *Depending on level of skills and prerequisites missing, this will be evaluated during the application process. **If the Austrian Higher Education Entrance Qualification is not met yet, the required level can be acquired within the foundation programme. programme Contents Mathematics Sets of numbers; equations and inequations; linear algebra and geometry; trigonometry and trigonometric functions; complex numbers Sequences and series; basic concepts of differential calculus and integral calculus; linear algebra (particularly vectors) and geometry; algebraic structures; introduction to probability calculations, statistics Physics Units, Basics of Mechanics: Kinematics, Dynamics, Work and Energy, Statics, Torque Thermodynamics, Heat and Energy, Ideal Gas, Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, Oscillations and Waves English Morphology and syntax, oral and written expression of technical issues (with and without use of a dictionary), verbal skills (describe, explain, and present technical issues), writing skills (translate, summarize, prepare papers, ...) German language Preparation to participate in the A2/B1/B2* language exam, provided by ÖSD (Austrian language diploma) *depending on level of skills Additional modules Intercultural and social competencies Field trips and company visits Why should you join Matriculation for studies in Austria High quality teaching Improving language skills in English and German Quick access to the job market(99% of our graduates have a job) [-]

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. 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 [-]

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 [-]

Pre-degree Foundation Programme

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 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 Pearson Institute points and a NSC with Mathematics for BSc programme streams. A minimum of 40% for English as a home or a first additional language. A minimum of 30% for Mathematics or Maths Literacy. Programme Accreditation This programme is not accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), nor is it registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). While this programme is not registered on the qualification framework, this is an access path to Pearson Institute programmes offered at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 5. It is quality assured (externally moderated) by similar higher education institutions. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and teaching via tutorials, as well as Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff are qualified, committed and student centred; they collaborate with other faculties to ensure degree readiness and that they are up-to-date with challenges experienced in the degrees. You have access to campus resource centres, computer laboratories and WiFi. You complete individual and group activities as well as practical exercises to prepare you for assessments. These assessments ensure that you gain relevant academic knowledge and develop your interpersonal and life skills. On completion of the Pre-degree Foundation Programme, you may access specific Pearson Institute degree streams (this may be dependent on NSC subject-specific results). You will not be able to progress from the Pre-degree Foundation Programme to the Bachelor of Psychology degree. If you did not complete your secondary schooling in English, you will be assessed prior to enrolment and if recommended to do so, placed in an English support class or in the English Language Foundation Programme. Year 1 You will complete a set curriculum in your first semester which will consist of the following core modules: Academic English A Student Skills A Introductory Mathematics A Development Studies A Introduction to Computer Skills In your second semester you will continue with the following modules: Academic English B Mathematics for Degree Studies B Development Studies B Student Skills B Or And a choice of two elective Faculty-specific modules: Business Management 1A Design Fundamentals Introduction to Graphic Design Illustration Introduction to Biology Introduction to Commerce Introduction to Critical Reasoning Introduction to Graphic Design Introduction to IT Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Science Introduction to Writing and Communication Skills Start Date February and July [-]

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 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 [-]

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 of enriching our students’ learning. For that reason, students are expected to join in a short study trip to Spain in February 2017. Entry Requirements To study the International Foundation Programme (IFP), your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0 IFP students without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an IELTS score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside IFP lessons. If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the IFP you will normally be offered a place on the Abbey DLD Colleges One Year Pre-sessional (Pre-IFP) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level. After DLD The International Foundation Programme is recognised and approved by over 50 institutions, including those in the Russell Group. Successful graduation from the IFP in Engineering may lead to entry to undergraduate programmes in a range of degree programmes. [-]

University of Bath International Foundation Year

Wiltshire College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Salisbury

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 UK’s higher education system. There are 30 weeks of study in total, with 23 hours of classroom study per week. Students will be required to complete a considerable amount of self-study to stay on top of their work. Career prospects and opportunities Each year, over 85% of our IFY students progress to the University of Bath with the remainder accepting a place at an alternative UK university. The success of our students is a high priority at Wiltshire College. One of the many benefits of having a relatively small cohort of international students is that our staff know each student individually and can ensure that they stay on top of their work and have access to the support they need, when they need it. Entry requirements The minimum qualifications needed to be considered for a place on the International Foundation Year are shown below. These are general guidelines only; please contact us at international@wiltshire.ac.uk for additional assistance with entry criteria. 12 years of school education with strong academic grades of at least 75%, especially in subjects relevant to your chosen degree The minimum IELTS requirement is 6.0. A score of 5.5 in one part of the test will be considered if the other three parts are 6.5 or higher. If you take IELTS after 6 April 2015, you must take it at a test centre specifically authorized by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Applicants must be from outside the UK/EU Applicants must be at least 17 years old at the start of the course A skype interview may be required What next? Each year, over 85% of our IFY students’ progress to the University of Bath with the remainder accepting a place at an alternative UK university. For those achieving direct progression they will study one of the following subjects at undergraduate: Accounting and Finance Automotive Engineering Business Administration Civil and Architectural Engineering Chemistry Economics Mathematical Science Natural Science Physics Social and Policy Sciences Aerospace Engineering Biology and Biochemistry Childhood, Youth & Education Studies Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Pharmacy and Pharmacology Psychology Sport and Exercise Science [-]

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 [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. 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 [-]

Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Standard)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Your Foundation Studies program will offer you a wide variety of ways to learn. There will be collaborative or group work, you will practice communicating to... [+]

Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Standard)

Your Foundation Studies program will offer you a wide variety of ways to learn.  There will be collaborative or group work, you will practice communicating to others orally as well as in writing, you will use technology and develop your problem solving skills and undertake projects and laboratory work related to the various courses in which you enroll.  The program will include a variety of lectures, seminars and small group discussions as well as a wide variety of tasks and assignments you will be asked to do with guidance from your teachers.  In some courses there will be laboratory work and in others you will be working on practical projects and sometimes there will be written tests or reports to be handed in.  The criteria for your assessment will be provided for each course and you will recieve information about the ways each course is to be assessed.  You will recieve feedback from your teachers regularly on your progress and on areas where you have done well or where you may need to do further study .  This may be given in class to you personally or to your group or in writing or electronically.The Standard Program takes three teaching periods (terms) and you are expected to enroll in 4 courses each term.Before you enroll each term  you will work with your individual Program Advisor to develop and review your own Learning Plan for the coming Term.... [-]


Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Accelerated)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 9 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate... [+]

Foundation Studies Science, Engineering and Health Stream (Accelerated)

Your Foundation Studies program will offer you a wide variety of ways to learn.  There will be collaborative or group work, you will practice communicating to others orally as well as in writing, you will use technology and develop your problem solving skills and undertake projects and laboratory work related to the various courses in which you enroll.  The program will include a variety of lectures, seminars and small group discussions as well as a wide variety of tasks and assignments you will be asked to do with guidance from your teachers.  In some courses there will be laboratory work and in others you will be working on practical projects and sometimes there will be written tests or reports to be handed in.  The criteria for your assessment will be provided for each course and you will recieve information about the ways each course is to be assessed.  You will recieve feedback from your teachers regularly on your progress and on areas where you have done well or where you may need to do further study .  This may be given in class to you personally or to your group or in writing or electronically.The Accelerated Program requires you to complete twelve courses. You will take 6 courses concurrently and complete the program in two teaching periods (terms).Before you enroll each term  you will work with your individual Program Advisor to develop and review your own Learning Plan for the coming Term. ... [-]