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Loughborough University

Natural Sciences with an International Foundation Year

UCAS Code: CFP1

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 -4) are normally required. Including Maths B/6 and Science B/6.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 Points overall.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD. Science preferred.

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

This course is designed for high-calibre international students who have not studied the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry or those that have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and need an extra year of study.

Special emphasis is placed on subject-specific tuition to prepare students for their chosen degree course, as well as developing the study skills needed for success in an independent learning environment.

Natural Sciences with an International Foundation Year enables entry on to our Natural Sciences degree course, provided the relevant progression criteria are met.

Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff. As a student on the course, you will be a full member the University, with the same access to the Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments.

As a student on the International Foundation Programme you will receive high-quality teaching from renowned Loughborough University academics, and be supported throughout your studies by an academic tutor. During the year you will undertake core modules in Applicable Mathematics, English, Chemistry and Biology. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Language modules will build your confidence with the English language. In addition, you will benefit from our University Library, IT services, Mathematics Learning Support Centre and a wide range of health and welfare services, including tailored support for international students.

Modules

When you come to study a foundation year, you will have both core and optional modules. The modules you choose, will determine your pathway once you've completed this course so it's worth speaking to your tutor.

Assessment methods

Foundation modules are assessed by a combination of written exams and / or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year. Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, essays, presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops and peer review (review fellow students’ performance). It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Chemistry

TEF rating:

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