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International Foundation in Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Biological Sciences, Computing, Mathematics and Software Engineering at the University of Stirling. With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of eight other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of 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 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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Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms (7 - 12 months)
Start dates: January, June, September
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 4.5 - 5 or equivalent
Award:

Certificate of Higher Education (SCQF Level 7) from the University of Stirling.

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 Stirling.

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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 all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses with a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 September 2018 7 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Engineering students in a classroom talking

In the last accreditation review, the British Psychological Society described the University of Stirling as being "at the forefront of the student-led teaching experience ... in psychology across the UK”.

The course also achieved 89% student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey.

This degree has a vibrant and active research focus, with outstanding laboratory space, high-quality equipment, and support from technical staff for areas such as:

  • brain imaging
  • action research
  • vision attention
  • health psychology
  • evolutionary psychology and
  • animal research

You’ll benefit from hands-on experience designing and conducting experiments, individual and group research, and the opportunity to undertake an industry placement.


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?

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, group and individual research projects, presentations and 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 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses with a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
18 June 2018 7 June 2019 4 Terms £19,375
25 September 2018 23 August 2019 4 Terms £19,505

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Engineering students in a classroom talking

In the last accreditation review, the British Psychological Society described the University of Stirling as being "at the forefront of the student-led teaching experience ... in psychology across the UK”.

The course also achieved 89% student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey.

This degree has a vibrant and active research focus, with outstanding laboratory space, high-quality equipment, and support from technical staff for areas such as:

  • brain imaging
  • action research
  • vision attention
  • health psychology
  • evolutionary psychology and
  • animal research

You’ll benefit from hands-on experience designing and conducting experiments, individual and group research, and the opportunity to undertake an industry placement.


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?

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, 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 all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses with a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 September 2018 7 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Engineering students in a classroom talking

In the last accreditation review, the British Psychological Society described the University of Stirling as being "at the forefront of the student-led teaching experience ... in psychology across the UK”.

The course also achieved 89% student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey.

This degree has a vibrant and active research focus, with outstanding laboratory space, high-quality equipment, and support from technical staff for areas such as:

  • brain imaging
  • action research
  • vision attention
  • health psychology
  • evolutionary psychology and
  • animal research

You’ll benefit from hands-on experience designing and conducting experiments, individual and group research, and the opportunity to undertake an industry placement.

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?

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, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
All students commencing courses with a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 September 2018 23 August 2019 4 Terms £19,505
18 June 2018 7 June 2019 4 Terms £19,375

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Engineering students in a classroom talking

In the last accreditation review, the British Psychological Society described the University of Stirling as being "at the forefront of the student-led teaching experience ... in psychology across the UK”.

The course also achieved 89% student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey.

This degree has a vibrant and active research focus, with outstanding laboratory space, high-quality equipment, and support from technical staff for areas such as:

  • brain imaging
  • action research
  • vision attention
  • health psychology
  • evolutionary psychology and
  • animal research

You’ll benefit from hands-on experience designing and conducting experiments, individual and group research, and the opportunity to undertake an industry placement.

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?

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, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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