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International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of engineering, maths or physical sciences related subjects at UEA.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms
Start dates: January, July, September, October
Fees: From £18,715
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 5.0 or equivalent
Award:

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from UEA.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by University of East Anglia.

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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 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. If the University degree programme you wish to progress to has an English language requirement of IELTS 7.0, we recommend you begin your International Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students must be 17 years old by 15 September of the year they start their degree at UEA.
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 UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 31 May 2019 3 Terms £18,715
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £18,715
23 September 2019 29 May 2020 3 Terms
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6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6-8 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15-19 hours
  • Average total per week: 22-23 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO students and teacher with wires

As the world reacts to the impacts of climate change, the need for engineers with expertise in wind turbines, nuclear power stations and biofuels becomes increasingly important.

Prepare for a career in the sector with a degree which has been developed in partnership with the East of England Energy Group.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of engineering as a subject area, before tailoring your course and going on to focus on energy. You’ll enjoy regular site visits, receive guest lectures from professional engineers and have the opportunity to gain experience through placements.


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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Grades from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practicals
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • 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:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. If the University degree programme you wish to progress to has an English language requirement of IELTS 7.0, we recommend you begin your International Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students must be 17 years old by 15 September of the year they start their degree at UEA.
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 UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
9 July 2018 31 May 2019 4 Terms £23,465
1 October 2018 23 August 2019 4 Terms £23,610
8 July 2019 29 May 2020 4 Terms
-
30 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6-8 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15-19 hours
  • Average total per week: 22-23 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO students and teacher with wires

As the world reacts to the impacts of climate change, the need for engineers with expertise in wind turbines, nuclear power stations and biofuels becomes increasingly important.

Prepare for a career in the sector with a degree which has been developed in partnership with the East of England Energy Group.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of engineering as a subject area, before tailoring your course and going on to focus on energy. You’ll enjoy regular site visits, receive guest lectures from professional engineers and have the opportunity to gain experience through placements.


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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Grades from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practicals
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. If the University degree programme you wish to progress to has an English language requirement of IELTS 7.0, we recommend you begin your International Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students must be 17 years old by 15 September of the year they start their degree at UEA.
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 UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 29 May 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
-
24 September 2018 31 May 2019 3 Terms £18,715
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £18,715

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6-8 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15-19 hours
  • Average total per week: 22-23 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO students and teacher with wires

As the world reacts to the impacts of climate change, the need for engineers with expertise in wind turbines, nuclear power stations and biofuels becomes increasingly important.

Prepare for a career in the sector with a degree which has been developed in partnership with the East of England Energy Group.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of engineering as a subject area, before tailoring your course and going on to focus on energy. You’ll enjoy regular site visits, receive guest lectures from professional engineers and have the opportunity to gain experience through placements.

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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Grades from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practicals
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. If the University degree programme you wish to progress to has an English language requirement of IELTS 7.0, we recommend you begin your International Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students must be 17 years old by 15 September of the year they start their degree at UEA.
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 UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
30 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
-
8 July 2019 29 May 2020 4 Terms
-
9 July 2018 31 May 2019 4 Terms £23,465
1 October 2018 23 August 2019 4 Terms £23,610

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6-8 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15-19 hours
  • Average total per week: 22-23 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO students and teacher with wires

As the world reacts to the impacts of climate change, the need for engineers with expertise in wind turbines, nuclear power stations and biofuels becomes increasingly important.

Prepare for a career in the sector with a degree which has been developed in partnership with the East of England Energy Group.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of engineering as a subject area, before tailoring your course and going on to focus on energy. You’ll enjoy regular site visits, receive guest lectures from professional engineers and have the opportunity to gain experience through placements.

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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Grades from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practicals
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
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