Students in a science lab

International Foundation Year in Science

Modules

English Skills for Academic Study 1, 2, 3
You will develop your English communication skills and learn a range of study skills, including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. You will then be able to use English language in your own academic work, give presentations and contribute to seminar discussions, take notes from lectures, plan and write wellstructured academic essays.

Pure Mathematics 1
You will study straight lines and linear equations, set theory and probability, statistics, linear programming, indices and logarithms as well as experimental laws.

Project Study, including Computing (word-processing) Skills
You will complete a self-study project on a topic of your choice that relates to the degree programme that you will undertake.

Biology 1
You will look at biological molecules, cellular structure, cell division, movement through cell membranes, enzymes and metabolic pathways.

Biology 2
You will gain an understanding of the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, osmo-regulation, control and coordination and reproduction.

Chemistry 1
You will study formulae, equations and moles, atomic structure, introduction to redox systems, thermodynamics and bonding.

Chemistry 2
You will examine equilibriums, acid-base equilibrium, kinetics and organic chemistry.

Further Studies in Biology & Chemistry
You will study genetics, ecology and plant biology plus inorganic chemistry, oxidation/reduction reactions and transition element chemistry.


Progression degree options

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade Module Requirements ESUS 3 Requirement
Accounting and Finance** BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
American History and politics (minor only)  BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
American Literature and Culture (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Ancient History and Archaeology  BA (Hons) 65% n/a  60%
Ancient History and
History 
BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Applied Psychology BSc (Hons) 70% n/a 60%
Archaeology** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Banking and Finance BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths  60%
Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)  BSc (Hons)  65%  n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Genetics)  BSc (Hons)  65%  n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Microbiology)  BSc (Hons)  65%  n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Neuroscience)  BSc (Hons)  65%  n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology)  BSc (Hons)  65%  n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Zoology)  BSc (Hons) 65%  n/a 60%
Biological Sciences BSc (Hons) 65%  n/a 60%
Business Economics BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Business Economics  BSc (Hons)  65% 65% Pure Maths 1  60% 
Chemistry  BSc (Hons)  60%  60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average)  50% 
Chemistry  MChem (Hons)  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average)  50% 
Chemistry with Forensic Science  BSc (Hons)  60%  60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
Chemistry with Forensic Science 
MChem (Hons)  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Computer Science MComp 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computer Science BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing BSc (Hons) 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing with Management  BSc (Hons) 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50%
Contemporary History BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Creative Writing (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Criminology BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Deviance and Society (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Economics BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
Economics and Accounting BA (Hons)  65% 65% Core Maths  60% 
Economics and Accounting   BSc (Hons)  65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
Education (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
English and French Law  LLB/Maitrise 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
English Language (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
English Literature (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Enterprise (minor only) †
BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
European Studies BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Film Studies (major/minor only)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Film and Media Studies BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Financial Economics  BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Financial Economics BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
French and Italian BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Italian 60%
French and Spanish BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
French Studies (Advanced) (major only)  BA (Hons)  65% n/a
60%
French Studies (Beginners) (major only) 
BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
French Language (Advanced) (minor only) †
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
French Language (Beginners) (minor only) BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Geography  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Geography  BSc (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Gender Studies (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Global Studies (major/minor only)  BA (Hons)  65% n/a
60%
History** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
History and American Studies  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
History and Archaeology BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
History and Politics  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
History of Art ** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Human Development (minor only) †
BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Human Geography  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Human Resource Management (major/minor only) BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
International Communication
and Culture 
BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
International Relations** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
International Relations and History BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Italian and Spanish BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Italian Studies (Advanced) (major only)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Italian Studies (Beginners) (major only) 
BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Italian Language (Advanced) (minor only) †
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Italian Language (Beginners) (minor only)
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Law  LLB (Hons) 75% n/a 70%
Law and Criminology  LLB (Hons) 75% n/a 70%
Law with a Modern Language  LLB (Hons) 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in either French, Italian or Spanish
70%
Law with Politics  LLB (Hons) 75% n/a 70%
Leadership and Management (minor only) †
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Leisure, Sport and Consumption (minor only)
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Managing Innovation, Science and Technology (minor only)
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Management Studies (Finance)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Marketing) BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Organisation Studies)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies** BA (Hons) 65%  n/a 60%
Management Studies and Economics  BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Management Studies with Politics  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Marketing (minor only) BA (Hons)      
Media and Communication  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Media and Society  BA (Hons)  65% n/a 60%
Media Studies (major/minor only) BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Medical Biochemistry  BSc (Hons)  65% n/a 60%
Medical Genetics  BSc (Hons)  65% n/a  60%
Medical Microbiology  BSc (Hons)  65% n/a 60%
Medical Physiology  BSc (Hons)  65%  n/a  60% 
Migration and Development (minor only) BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Modern Language Studies BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
Modern Languages and Translation BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60% 
Modern Languages with Film Studies BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60% 
Modern Languages with Management BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60% 
Modern Languages with Management and EFL  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Modern Languages with Translation BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60% 
Natural Sciences  BSc (Hons)  65% 65% (Pure Maths 1) (any two route modules) With a year study abroad option. Also available as minor.  50%
Natural Sciences  MSci (Hons)  70%  70% (Pure Maths 1) (any two route modules) With a year study abroad option. Also available as minor. 
50% 
Pharmaceutical Chemistry  BSc (Hons)  60%  60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry  MChem (Hons)  60%   60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average)  50% 
Physical Geography  BSc (Hons)  65%  n/a 60%
Politics** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Politics and Economics  BA (Hons)  65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Politics and Sociology  BA (Hons)  65%  n/a  60%
Psychology  BSc (Hons)  70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc (Hons)  70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Sociology  BSc (Hons)  70% n/a 60%
Science and Culture (minor only) BA (Hons) 
   
Sociology** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Social Research in Practice (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) (major only) BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Beginners) (major only)
BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Spanish Language (Advanced) (minor only) †
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Spanish Language (Beginners) (minor only)
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Statistics (minor only) BA (Hons)  n/a
70% in Core maths
n/a
Translation and Interpreting BA (Hons) 65% Native or near-native speakers of English will need to demonstrate a level of proficiency in Chinese or Arabic which will enable them to engage effectively with the programme of study.  Those who do not have a formal language qualification, such as an A-Level,  may take the University’s own test of Chinese or Arabic proficiency  60% 

** Available as a major/minor

† Classes will take place during the evening

Specific progression requirements:

‡ A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language

These degrees and grades are subject to change. not all major/minor combinations are possible - for details please see www.le.ac.uk/pathways