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International Year One in Science

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a range of science-related degrees at GCU.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Key facts

Course length: 3 - 5 Terms
Start dates: January, April, June, September, October
Fees: From £15,075
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
Award:

Certificate of Higher Education (SCQF Level 7) from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.)
  • Integrated (4 year, combines an undergraduate degree with the pathway programme)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Optometry or Orthoptics: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student in white lab coat looking at samples with microscope.

This is the only Biomedical Science programme with placement in Glasgow that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by health care professionals. It’s vital for the clinical diagnosis of disease, and for the accurate treatment of patients.

This degree will give you the knowledge and skills needed to become a biomedical scientist in areas such as:

  • cellular pathology
  • clinical biochemistry
  • haematology
  • clinical microbiology

An independent learning approach will encourage you to develop critical thinking skills in preparation for a successful future career.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Optometry or Orthoptics: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Optometry or Orthoptics: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student in white lab coat looking at samples with microscope.

This is the only Biomedical Science programme with placement in Glasgow that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by health care professionals. It’s vital for the clinical diagnosis of disease, and for the accurate treatment of patients.

This degree will give you the knowledge and skills needed to become a biomedical scientist in areas such as:

  • cellular pathology
  • clinical biochemistry
  • haematology
  • clinical microbiology

An independent learning approach will encourage you to develop critical thinking skills in preparation for a successful future career.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Combining your pathway with your chosen degree, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Years: Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

4 Years: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

5 Years: Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

5 Years: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student in white lab coat looking at samples with microscope.

This is the only Biomedical Science programme with placement in Glasgow that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by health care professionals. It’s vital for the clinical diagnosis of disease, and for the accurate treatment of patients.

This degree will give you the knowledge and skills needed to become a biomedical scientist in areas such as:

  • cellular pathology
  • clinical biochemistry
  • haematology
  • clinical microbiology

An independent learning approach will encourage you to develop critical thinking skills in preparation for a successful future career.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Optometry or Orthoptics: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
-
17 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 16 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student in white lab coat looking at samples with microscope.

This is the only Biomedical Science programme with placement in Glasgow that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by health care professionals. It’s vital for the clinical diagnosis of disease, and for the accurate treatment of patients.

This degree will give you the knowledge and skills needed to become a biomedical scientist in areas such as:

  • cellular pathology
  • clinical biochemistry
  • haematology
  • clinical microbiology

An independent learning approach will encourage you to develop critical thinking skills in preparation for a successful future career.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Optometry or Orthoptics: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent. Students intending to progress to Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Optometry or Orthoptics: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student in white lab coat looking at samples with microscope.

This is the only Biomedical Science programme with placement in Glasgow that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by health care professionals. It’s vital for the clinical diagnosis of disease, and for the accurate treatment of patients.

This degree will give you the knowledge and skills needed to become a biomedical scientist in areas such as:

  • cellular pathology
  • clinical biochemistry
  • haematology
  • clinical microbiology

An independent learning approach will encourage you to develop critical thinking skills in preparation for a successful future career.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Years: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

4 Years: Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

5 Years: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

5 Years: Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO student in white lab coat looking at samples with microscope.

This is the only Biomedical Science programme with placement in Glasgow that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by health care professionals. It’s vital for the clinical diagnosis of disease, and for the accurate treatment of patients.

This degree will give you the knowledge and skills needed to become a biomedical scientist in areas such as:

  • cellular pathology
  • clinical biochemistry
  • haematology
  • clinical microbiology

An independent learning approach will encourage you to develop critical thinking skills in preparation for a successful future career.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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