International Foundation Year Science

General

Program Description

On this programme, you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes place in the Global Study Centre (GSC) using dedicated lecturers who know the strengths and weaknesses of each student.

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The educational aims of the programme are to:

  • Develop students’ fundamental knowledge and understanding of the relevant disciplinary elements in Science and related fields.
  • Develop in students a broad range of transferable academic literacy, research and analytical skills to succeed in undergraduate study.
  • Ensure that students have attained the prescribed level of English language competency to succeed at specified University of Leicester undergraduate programmes in related fields.
  • To prepare students to operate effectively and autonomously within the framework of higher education.
  • Develop students’ graduate attributes to optimize future employability prospects in a global environment.

Modules

Titles Credits
Academic English and Skills 45
Introduction to Biology 30
Introduction to Chemistry 30
Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics 15

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is delivered via a combination of small group lectures, group-based tutorial coursework (oral and written presentation), and assessment is via individual coursework (oral and written presentation) and examinations. You will be encouraged throughout the stage of the study to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

Progression/Pass mark

In order to successfully progress onto the next stage of studies (Year 1), you will need to achieve the minimum pass mark across all modules of 50%.

Progression Degrees

Please visit the University of Leicester website for degree-specific information.

  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • MBiolSci Biological Sciences
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)
  • MBiolSci Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Genetics)
  • MBiolSci Biological Sciences (Genetics)
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Microbiology)
  • MBiolSci Biological Sciences (Microbiology)
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Neuroscience)
  • MBiolSci Biological Sciences (Neuroscience)
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology)
  • MBiolSci Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology)
  • BSc Biological Sciences (Zoology)
  • MBiolSci Biological Sciences (Zoology)
  • BSc Medical Biochemistry
  • BSc Medical Genetics
  • BSc Medical Microbiology
  • BSc Medical Physiology
  • BSc Chemistry
  • MChem Chemistry
  • BSc Chemistry with Forensic Science
  • MChem Chemistry with Forensic Science
  • BSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • MChem Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • BSc Physical Geography
  • BSc Applied and Environmental Geology
  • MGeol Applied and Environmental Geology
  • BSc Geology
  • MGeol Geology
  • BSc Geology with Geophysics
  • MGeol Geology with Geophysics
  • BSc Geology with Palaeontology
  • MGeol Geology with Palaeontology

Entry Level

  • IELTS 5.5
  • 5.5 minimum in all bands
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Based within easy walking distance of the University of Leicester campus, the Centre encourages development, nurtures confidence and supports the integration of each student into student life in the U ... Read More

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