Biological Sciences with an International Foundation Year is a one-year course designed for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and therefore need an extra year of study for UK undergraduate study. Offers will not normally be made to those who apply simply because their A-level grades/predictions are below the requirements for direct entry to the degree programme.
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.
Biological Sciences with an International Foundation Year enables entry on to our Biological 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, physics, structure and reactivity, synthesis and spectroscopy, biological systems and disease, and living organisms: variation, population and environment. 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 wide range of health and welfare services, including tailored support for international students.
Loughborough international foundation programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students.
Award: BSc Professional Qualification 4 Years Full Time Taught in English