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International Foundation Year - Science Engineering and Health

In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Science, Engineering, and Health.

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Overview

The International Foundation Year (IFY), during your program you will develop subject-specific knowledge with a strong focus on improving your academic English language skills in preparation for studying at university. You will study this course for one year and after successful completion receive a level 3 award and can then progress to year one of your chosen university degree course.

The IFY is a level 3 foundation year that is an equivalent qualification to A levels, upon successful completion, you will continue to the first year of your chosen degree at the University of Bradford.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school or equivalent and meet the English language requirements. We offer Pre-sessional English which is a 6 or 12-week extension course for those who may not yet meet the required English language standards for direct entry to our pathways:

  • Direct Entry – IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
  • If you have an IELTS of 5.0 (with no component below 4.5), you will be offered a6 week Pre-sessional English course immediately preceding your entry to the IYZ.
  • If you have an IELTS of 4.5 (with no component below 4.0), you will be offered a12 week Pre-Sessional English course immediately preceding your entry to the IYZ.

Key Information

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Duration

4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 years degree

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Start Dates

September 2022
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£18,195.00

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Subject Specific Modules

The module brings together the skills and subject knowledge that students have developed during the programme and provides the experience of applying this to a project which the students will select and manage.

Students will learn about the process of developing a small-scale research project and will get the opportunity to think about the advantages and disadvantages of some of the most commonly used research tools by experimenting with them and looking at how others have used them. The project that is produced will demonstrate the application of both subject knowledge and the skills that have gained across the programme and provides students with the experience and confidence to know that they will be able to carry out this type of work later on in their undergraduate studies.

This module aims to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of key topics in Biology and Chemistry, building on modules studied earlier in the programme. There are further opportunities to work on practical skills. An additional focus is on applied areas, considering the role and responsibilities of science to and within society.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree course

Mchem (Hons)
Chemistry (Industrial Experience)

As a University of Bradford chemistry student, you will have choice and flexibility in your degree. During the first two years, you will develop a sound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry with core content delivered across the traditional areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

Mchem (Hons)
Chemistry (Materials Chemistry)

Materials chemistry is a really exciting area to be involved in, as new discoveries such as nanomaterials or new functional polymers, have the capacity to make major and immediate contributions to society.

Mpharm (Hons)
Pharmacy

The University of Bradford has been teaching pharmacy since 1927.

Mpharm (Hons)
Pharmacy (with Pre-Reg Placement)

At the University of Bradford we've been teaching pharmacy since 1927, and are experts in preparing students for the world of clinical practice.

Mphysio (Hons)
Sport and Exercise Medicine

This course is designed for students wishing to develop knowledge and skills specifically relevant to sport and exercise settings, as well as more traditional physiotherapy environments.

Mchem (Hons)
Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

Chemists with a good understanding of the biosciences and an ability to apply their chemistry knowledge to biological and medicinal problems are in high demand.

Mchem (Hons)
Chemistry

As a University of Bradford chemistry student, you will have choice and flexibility in your degree. During the first two years, you will develop a sound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry with core content delivered across the traditional areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

Mchem (Hons)
Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)

Chemists essentially perform one of two roles (and often a mixture of the two) in employment: chemists synthesise molecules and/or they make structural measurements.

BSc (Hons)
Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy plays an essential role in the overall health and well-being of a wide range of patients. Physiotherapists work with a diverse caseload across all healthcare settings, often as part of multidisciplinary teams.

BSc (Hons)
Public Health and Community Wellbeing

Are you interested in:Preventing health problems?Tackling health inequalities?Educating and empowering communities about health issues?

MEng (Hons)
Biomedical Engineering

Apply professional engineering knowledge to understand, modify and control biological systems on this 4-year MEng Biomedical Engineering integrated Master's degree.

MEng (Hons)
Chemical Engineering

The MEng in Chemical Engineering is shaped by the ongoing needs of industry, while focusing on the traditional disciplines of oil, gas and petrochemical production.

MEng (Hons)
Civil and Structural Engineering

This MEng degree equips you with the underlying knowledge and skills you need to become a creative Civil and Structural Engineer, capable of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of sustainable structures and transport infrastructure systems.

MEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is the most versatile of the engineering disciplines and there exists a high and growing demand from industry for graduate Mechanical Engineers.

BSc (Hons)
Nursing (Adult)

The three-year full-time degree in Nursing leads to a professional nursing qualification and eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)