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International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of a science-related undergraduate degree including Physiotherapy, Biomedicine and Ecology 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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A quality-assured university programme, validated by University of East Anglia.

Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms (7 - 10 months)
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 (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by University of East Anglia.

Your course options

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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 Students intending to progress to Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

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

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Students in lab coats with equipment in lab.

Whether you’re interested in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, treating long-term conditions or acquired injuries, this degree will provide you with the clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified Physiotherapist in your chosen field.

There’s a big practical component to the course, and you’ll develop your skills through supervised practice on your fellow students. You’ll also gain insight into a variety of health and social settings through industry placements throughout your degree.

The degree is fully approved by, and prepares you for registration with, the Health and Care Professions Council.


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 term 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 Students intending to progress to Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Students in lab coats with equipment in lab.

Whether you’re interested in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, treating long-term conditions or acquired injuries, this degree will provide you with the clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified Physiotherapist in your chosen field.

There’s a big practical component to the course, and you’ll develop your skills through supervised practice on your fellow students. You’ll also gain insight into a variety of health and social settings through industry placements throughout your degree.

The degree is fully approved by, and prepares you for registration with, the Health and Care Professions Council.


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 Students intending to progress to Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

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

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Students in lab coats with equipment in lab.

Whether you’re interested in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, treating long-term conditions or acquired injuries, this degree will provide you with the clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified Physiotherapist in your chosen field.

There’s a big practical component to the course, and you’ll develop your skills through supervised practice on your fellow students. You’ll also gain insight into a variety of health and social settings through industry placements throughout your degree.

The degree is fully approved by, and prepares you for registration with, the Health and Care Professions Council.

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 Students intending to progress to Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Students in lab coats with equipment in lab.

Whether you’re interested in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, treating long-term conditions or acquired injuries, this degree will provide you with the clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified Physiotherapist in your chosen field.

There’s a big practical component to the course, and you’ll develop your skills through supervised practice on your fellow students. You’ll also gain insight into a variety of health and social settings through industry placements throughout your degree.

The degree is fully approved by, and prepares you for registration with, the Health and Care Professions Council.

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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