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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: IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5) or above.

Key Information

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Duration

4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 years degree

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Start Dates

January 2023 | January 2024
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£18,195.00

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

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

MEng (Hons)
Architectural Engineering

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BSc (Hons)
Architectural Technology

Our new Architectural Technology degree brings together all aspects of the design process, from concept through to completion, to develop the key skills you'll need for a career in this exciting and fast-growing sector.

BA (Hons)
Heritage and Archaeology

The study of heritage is vital for understanding our sense of identity and place. Heritage has widespread meaning; past, present and future narratives are interwoven with both physical features (landscapes, buildings, structures, monuments and objects), and more intangible practices based on oral traditions and living memory that enliven and enrich cultural experience (stories, traditions, crafts, food, dance, music and poetry).

BEng (Hons)
Architectural Engineering

Our new Architectural Engineering degree combines the art of design with the construction of buildings. The programme is designed to produce tomorrow’s engineers, able to work in multidisciplinary teams to design, construct, maintain and operate our buildings utilising the latest technological tools and techniques.

BSc (Hons)
Clinical Technology

Develop the skills you need for a career as a clinical technologist, capable of applying your knowledge to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients.

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.

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.

Mchem (Hons)
Chemistry

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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.

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.

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.

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)
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)
Biomedical Engineering

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

BSc (Hons)
Public Health and Community Wellbeing

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

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)
Optometry

Optometry is a healthcare profession concerned with examination, diagnosis and treatment of the human visual system.

BSc (Hons)
Occupational Therapy

This Occupational Therapy BSc programme offers you an active, collaborative learning experience in a friendly, supportive environment.

BSc (Hons)
Nursing (MentalHealth)

This degree course is a leading step a professional nursing qualification and eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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.

BSc (Hons)
Forensic Science

Forensic Science BSc degree focuses on the processing and analysis of physical evidence from crime scenes.

BSc (Hons)
Forensic and Medical Sciences

Designed for developing core biomedical, chemical and forensic sciences, helping you become a skilled forensic practitioner.

BSc (Hons)
Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology Clinical

Explore how archaeological techniques and the analysis of human remains are used in a forensic (medico-legal) context.

BSc (Hons)
Clinical Sciences

This degree programme is designed for those with interest to work in healthcare and health profession.

BSc (Hons)
Chemistry

Develop a sound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry through this BSc degree programme

BSc (Hons)
Biomedical Science

If you would like to be involved in the world's battle against COVID19 and future pandemics this course is designed for you

BSc (Hons)
Archaeology

The Archaeology degree at Bradford integrates traditional archaeology with the practical application of scientific methods that are applied to today’s archaeology.

BEng (Hons)
Civil and Structural Engineering

Explore this course to become a creative Civil and Structural Engineer, capable of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of sustainable structures and transport infrastructure systems.

BEng (Hons)
Biomedical Engineering

Learn how to modify and control biological systems on this 4-year BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree

Supporting students to success

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

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

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)