International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is a programme designed to help international students succeed in a UK classroom environment and meet the entry requirements for undergraduate study.

Students in a science classroom

Programme description

You can choose from four pathways:

  • Economics and Management
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Society and Culture
  • Science

The pathways are modular in structure. The modules have been carefully designed to focus on the academic area most useful to your chosen degree. Each pathway includes coursework, lectures, small group seminar work and self-study.

You will be assessed regularly throughout the programme to ensure that you are on track to achieve the required grades for progression onto your degree. Assessment methods include coursework, examinations, presentations and extended essays.

Study plan options

Current IELTS Duration June September January June August September
4.0 * 4 terms
Start your degree
4.0 *
4 terms
5.0 overall^
3 terms
5.0 overall^
3 terms

Key:

  • English Language Preparation
  • Foundation
  • Vacation

* All bands min 4.0
^ Min 5.0 in writing

Key Facts and Term Dates

Course length
Three terms

Start dates
September and January

Term dates
September 2016
Term 1 – 19/09/16 to 02/12/16
Term 2 – 09/01/17 to 24/03/17
Term 3 – 03/04/17 to 09/06/17

January 2017
Term 1 – 09/01/17 to 24/03/17
Term 2 – 03/04/17 to 09/06/17
Term 3 – 12/06/17 to 11/08/17

Pathways and Progression

Economics and Management

The modules you will be studying have been carefully designed to focus on the academic area most useful to your chosen degree.

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 well structured academic essays.

Core Mathematics
This module contains algebra and statistics. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of mathematical terms and techniques and apply these to solving problems. Students opting to do some BSc degrees will study the Core Mathematics module and take the Core Mathematics final exam. In addition, these students will also need to take the Pure Mathematics 1 final exam. Students will be offered extra support to do this.

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.

Business and the Modern Market Economy
You will study the operational and strategic problems facing business people in the modern market economy. You will focus on a wide range of issues, such as management, human resource practice, marketing and ethical aspects.

Economics 1
You will gain an understanding of economics systems, types of goods, allocation of resources, elasticity, price controls, types of markets, cost and revenue, economies of scale and market failure.

Economics 2
You will look at aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policies, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics.

Globalisation and Global Issues
You will be introduced to the study and analysis of problems, issues and dynamics that have come to shape contemporary political life and society at the international, transnational and global levels. You will consider the cause and effects of globalisation.

Introduction to Financial Accountancy
You will study double entry bookkeeping, preparation of trial balances, profit and loss statements, depreciation, limited companies, manufacturing accounts and interpretation of accounts.

Progression

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University.

You will need to obtain an overall grade at the end of the course, and a minimum English grade on the final English Skills module (ESUS 3).

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements ESUS 3
Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Accounting and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Aerospace BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Aerospace MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Ancient History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Ancient History and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
Applied Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Banking and Finance BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Banking and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Business Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Business Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 2 60%
Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry with Forensic Science MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Communications and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Communications and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Computer Science BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 2 50%
Computer Science MComp All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing with Management BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 2 50%
Contemporary History BA All 65% n/a 60%
Criminology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Economics and Accounting BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics and Accounting BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Electrical and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Electrical and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
English and French Law LLB/Maitrise All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
European Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Film and Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA All 65% n/a 60%
Financial Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Financial Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Financial Mathematics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
French and Italian BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Italian 60%
French and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
General BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
General MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
Geography BSc All 65% n/a 60%
Geology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Applied and Environmental Geology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Applied and Environmental Geology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Geophysics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Geophysics MGeol Engineering and Technology 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Palaeobiology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Palaeobiology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
History and American Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
History and Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
History BA All 65% n/a 60%
History of Art BA All 65% n/a 60%
Human Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Communication and Culture BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations BA All 65% n/a 60%
Italian and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian or Spanish 60%
Law and Criminology All 75% n/a 70%
Law LLB All 75% n/a 70%
Law with a Modern Language LLB All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in either French, Spanish or Italian 70%
Law with Politics LLB All 75% n/a 70%
Management Studies (Finance) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Marketing) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Organisation Studies) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Management Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies with Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics BA Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics MMath Engineering and Technology 70% 75% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics with Economics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics with Management BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mechanical BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mechanical MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Media and Communication BA All 65% n/a 60%
Media and Society BA All 65% n/a 60%
Medical Biochemistry BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Genetics BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Microbiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Physiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Modern Language Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages and Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Film Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Management and EFL BA All 65% n/a 60%
Modern Languages with Management BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Natural Sciences BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Natural Sciences MSci Engineering and Technology 70% 70% Pure Maths 1, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Natural Sciences MSci Science 70% 70% Pure Maths 1, any two route modules 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physical Geography BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Physics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Astrophysics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Astrophysics MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Nanotechnology BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Nanotechnology MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Planetary Science BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Planetary Science MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Space Science and Technology BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Space Science and Technology MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Politics and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Politics and Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Sociology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Software and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Software and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Translation and Interpreting BA All 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%

Major / Minor degree options available

Major degrees - accounts for 75% of your degree

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements ESUS 3
Accounting and Finance All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Archaeology All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies All 65% n/a 60%
French Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French 60%
French Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Global Studies All 65% n/a 60%
History All 65% n/a 60%
History of Art All 65% n/a 60%
Human Resource Management All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations All 65% n/a 60%
Italian Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian 60%
Italian Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Management Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Mathematics Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Physics Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Politics All 65% n/a 60%
Sociology All 65% n/a 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Spanish 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%

Minor degrees - accounts for 25% of your degree

Accounting and Finance French Language (Beginners) Managing Innovation, Science and Technology
American History and Politics Gender Studies Marketing
American Literature and Culture Global Studies Mathematical Studies ^
Ancient History History Media Studies
Archaeology History of Art Migration and Development
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics Human Development† Natural Sciences
Creative Writing Human Resource Management Politics
Deviance and Society International Relations Science and Culture
Education Italian Language (Advanced)* Social Research in Practice
English Language Italian Language (Beginners) Sociology
English Literature Leadership and Management† Spanish Language (Advanced) *
Enterprise† Leisure, Sport and Consumption Spanish Language (Beginners)
Film Studies Management Studies Statistics +
French Language (Advanced) *

Notes about Major/Minor degrees

Not all Major/Minor combinations are possible - for more details, please see www.le.ac.uk/pathways

† Classes will take place during the evening

Specific Minor progression requirements:

* A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language
^ Engineering and Technology pathway - 65% (average) in the Pure Maths 1 and 2 modules, other pathways - 65% in Core Maths
+ Engineering and Technology pathway - 70% (average) in the Pure Maths 1 and 2 modules, other pathways - 70% in Core Maths

Engineering and Technology

The modules you will be studying have been carefully designed to focus on the academic area most useful to your chosen degree.

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 well structured 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.

Mechanics 1
You will study vectors, forces and equilibrium, relative motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, friction and work, energy and power.

Mechanics 2
You will continue your study of mechanics by examining advanced vectors, forces as fixed vectors, centres of gravity/centres of mass and particle dynamics.

Physics 1
You will concentrate on sound, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, electromagnetic waves, strengths of solids, fluids, heat and gases and the structure of the atom.

Physics 2
You will examine electrical current and charge, potential difference, resistance, capacitance, transistors and amplifiers, electrical fields, gravitational fields, magnetic fields and electromagnetic fields.

Pure Mathematics 2
You will look at further algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors.

Progression

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University.

You will need to obtain an overall grade at the end of the course, and a minimum English grade on the final English Skills module (ESUS 3).

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements ESUS 3
Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Accounting and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Aerospace BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Aerospace MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Ancient History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Ancient History and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
Applied Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Banking and Finance BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Banking and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Business Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Business Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 2 60%
Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry with Forensic Science MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Communications and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Communications and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Computer Science BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 2 50%
Computer Science MComp All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing with Management BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 2 50%
Contemporary History BA All 65% n/a 60%
Criminology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Economics and Accounting BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics and Accounting BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Electrical and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Electrical and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
English and French Law LLB/Maitrise All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
European Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Film and Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA All 65% n/a 60%
Financial Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Financial Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Financial Mathematics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
French and Italian BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Italian 60%
French and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
General BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
General MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
Geography BSc All 65% n/a 60%
Geology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Applied and Environmental Geology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Applied and Environmental Geology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Geophysics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Geophysics MGeol Engineering and Technology 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Palaeobiology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Palaeobiology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
History and American Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
History and Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
History BA All 65% n/a 60%
History of Art BA All 65% n/a 60%
Human Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Communication and Culture BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations BA All 65% n/a 60%
Italian and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian or Spanish 60%
Law and Criminology All 75% n/a 70%
Law LLB All 75% n/a 70%
Law with a Modern Language LLB All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in either French, Spanish or Italian 70%
Law with Politics LLB All 75% n/a 70%
Management Studies (Finance) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Marketing) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Organisation Studies) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Management Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies with Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics BA Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics MMath Engineering and Technology 70% 75% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics with Economics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics with Management BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mechanical BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mechanical MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Media and Communication BA All 65% n/a 60%
Media and Society BA All 65% n/a 60%
Medical Biochemistry BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Genetics BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Microbiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Physiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Modern Language Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages and Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Film Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Management and EFL BA All 65% n/a 60%
Modern Languages with Management BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Natural Sciences BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Natural Sciences MSci Engineering and Technology 70% 70% Pure Maths 1, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Natural Sciences MSci Science 70% 70% Pure Maths 1, any two route modules 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physical Geography BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Physics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Astrophysics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Astrophysics MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Nanotechnology BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Nanotechnology MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Planetary Science BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Planetary Science MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Space Science and Technology BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Space Science and Technology MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Politics and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Politics and Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Sociology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Software and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Software and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Translation and Interpreting BA All 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%

Major / Minor degree options available

Major degrees - accounts for 75% of your degree

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements ESUS 3
Accounting and Finance All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Archaeology All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies All 65% n/a 60%
French Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French 60%
French Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Global Studies All 65% n/a 60%
History All 65% n/a 60%
History of Art All 65% n/a 60%
Human Resource Management All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations All 65% n/a 60%
Italian Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian 60%
Italian Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Management Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Mathematics Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Physics Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Politics All 65% n/a 60%
Sociology All 65% n/a 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Spanish 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%

Minor degrees - accounts for 25% of your degree

Accounting and Finance French Language (Beginners) Managing Innovation, Science and Technology
American History and Politics Gender Studies Marketing
American Literature and Culture Global Studies Mathematical Studies ^
Ancient History History Media Studies
Archaeology History of Art Migration and Development
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics Human Development† Natural Sciences
Creative Writing Human Resource Management Politics
Deviance and Society International Relations Science and Culture
Education Italian Language (Advanced)* Social Research in Practice
English Language Italian Language (Beginners) Sociology
English Literature Leadership and Management† Spanish Language (Advanced) *
Enterprise† Leisure, Sport and Consumption Spanish Language (Beginners)
Film Studies Management Studies Statistics +
French Language (Advanced) *

Notes about Major/Minor degrees

Not all Major/Minor combinations are possible - for more details, please see www.le.ac.uk/pathways

† Classes will take place during the evening

Specific Minor progression requirements:

* A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language
^ Engineering and Technology pathway - 65% (average) in the Pure Maths 1 and 2 modules, other pathways - 65% in Core Maths
+ Engineering and Technology pathway - 70% (average) in the Pure Maths 1 and 2 modules, other pathways - 70% in Core Maths

Science

The modules you will be studying have been carefully designed to focus on the academic area most useful to your chosen degree.

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 well structured 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

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University.

You will need to obtain an overall grade at the end of the course, and a minimum English grade on the final English Skills module (ESUS 3).

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements ESUS 3
Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Accounting and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Aerospace BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Aerospace MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Ancient History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Ancient History and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
Applied Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Banking and Finance BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Banking and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Business Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Business Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 2 60%
Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry with Forensic Science MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Communications and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Communications and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Computer Science BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 2 50%
Computer Science MComp All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing with Management BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 2 50%
Contemporary History BA All 65% n/a 60%
Criminology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Economics and Accounting BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics and Accounting BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Electrical and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Electrical and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
English and French Law LLB/Maitrise All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
European Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Film and Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA All 65% n/a 60%
Financial Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Financial Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Financial Mathematics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
French and Italian BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Italian 60%
French and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
General BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
General MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
Geography BSc All 65% n/a 60%
Geology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Applied and Environmental Geology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Applied and Environmental Geology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Geophysics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Geophysics MGeol Engineering and Technology 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Palaeobiology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Palaeobiology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
History and American Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
History and Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
History BA All 65% n/a 60%
History of Art BA All 65% n/a 60%
Human Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Communication and Culture BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations BA All 65% n/a 60%
Italian and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian or Spanish 60%
Law and Criminology All 75% n/a 70%
Law LLB All 75% n/a 70%
Law with a Modern Language LLB All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in either French, Spanish or Italian 70%
Law with Politics LLB All 75% n/a 70%
Management Studies (Finance) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Marketing) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Organisation Studies) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Management Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies with Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics BA Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics MMath Engineering and Technology 70% 75% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics with Economics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics with Management BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mechanical BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mechanical MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Media and Communication BA All 65% n/a 60%
Media and Society BA All 65% n/a 60%
Medical Biochemistry BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Genetics BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Microbiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Physiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Modern Language Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages and Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Film Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Management and EFL BA All 65% n/a 60%
Modern Languages with Management BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Natural Sciences BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Natural Sciences MSci Engineering and Technology 70% 70% Pure Maths 1, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Natural Sciences MSci Science 70% 70% Pure Maths 1, any two route modules 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physical Geography BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Physics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Astrophysics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Astrophysics MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Nanotechnology BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Nanotechnology MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Planetary Science BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Planetary Science MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Space Science and Technology BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Space Science and Technology MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Politics and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Politics and Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Sociology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Software and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Software and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Translation and Interpreting BA All 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%

Major / Minor degree options available

Major degrees - accounts for 75% of your degree

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements ESUS 3
Accounting and Finance All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Archaeology All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies All 65% n/a 60%
French Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French 60%
French Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Global Studies All 65% n/a 60%
History All 65% n/a 60%
History of Art All 65% n/a 60%
Human Resource Management All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations All 65% n/a 60%
Italian Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian 60%
Italian Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Management Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Mathematics Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Physics Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Politics All 65% n/a 60%
Sociology All 65% n/a 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Spanish 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%

Minor degrees - accounts for 25% of your degree

Accounting and Finance French Language (Beginners) Managing Innovation, Science and Technology
American History and Politics Gender Studies Marketing
American Literature and Culture Global Studies Mathematical Studies ^
Ancient History History Media Studies
Archaeology History of Art Migration and Development
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics Human Development† Natural Sciences
Creative Writing Human Resource Management Politics
Deviance and Society International Relations Science and Culture
Education Italian Language (Advanced)* Social Research in Practice
English Language Italian Language (Beginners) Sociology
English Literature Leadership and Management† Spanish Language (Advanced) *
Enterprise† Leisure, Sport and Consumption Spanish Language (Beginners)
Film Studies Management Studies Statistics +
French Language (Advanced) *

Notes about Major/Minor degrees

Not all Major/Minor combinations are possible - for more details, please see www.le.ac.uk/pathways

† Classes will take place during the evening

Specific Minor progression requirements:

* A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language
^ Engineering and Technology pathway - 65% (average) in the Pure Maths 1 and 2 modules, other pathways - 65% in Core Maths
+ Engineering and Technology pathway - 70% (average) in the Pure Maths 1 and 2 modules, other pathways - 70% in Core Maths

Society and Culture

The modules you will be studying have been carefully designed to focus on the academic area most useful to your chosen degree.

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 well structured academic essays.

Core Mathematics
This module contains algebra and statistics. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of mathematical terms and techniques and apply these to solving problems. Students opting to do some BSc degrees will study the Core Mathematics module and take the Core Mathematics final exam. In addition, these students will also need to take the Pure Mathematics 1 final exam. Students will be offered extra support to do this.

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.

Business and the Modern Market Economy
You will study the operational and strategic problems facing business people in the modern market economy. You will focus on a wide range of issues, such as management, human resource practice, marketing and ethical aspects.

Economics 1
You will gain an understanding of economics systems, types of goods, allocation of resources, elasticity, price controls, types of markets, cost and revenue, economies of scale and market failure.

Globalisation and Global Issues
You will be introduced to the study and analysis of problems, issues and dynamics that have come to shape contemporary political life and society at international, transnational and global levels. You will consider the causes and effects of globalisation.

Media and Society
You will be introduced to the key concepts in a range of media activities and consider the role and impact of the media in the context of the wider society.

Law
You will be provided with a basic grounding in the institutions, procedures, methodology and traditions of English Law and the legal system. You will study how the law is made and applied and the constitutional context in which it operates.

Progression

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University.

You will need to obtain an overall grade at the end of the course, and a minimum English grade on the final English Skills module (ESUS 3).

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements ESUS 3
Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Accounting and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Aerospace BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Aerospace MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Ancient History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Ancient History and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
Applied Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Banking and Finance BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Banking and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Biological Sciences BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Business Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Business Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 2 60%
Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Chemistry with Forensic Science MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Communications and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Communications and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Computer Science BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 2 50%
Computer Science MComp All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing with Management BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 2 50%
Contemporary History BA All 65% n/a 60%
Criminology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Economics and Accounting BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics and Accounting BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Electrical and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Electrical and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
English and French Law LLB/Maitrise All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
European Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Film and Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA All 65% n/a 60%
Financial Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Financial Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 60%
Financial Mathematics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
French and Italian BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Italian 60%
French and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
General BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
General MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
Geography BSc All 65% n/a 60%
Geology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Applied and Environmental Geology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Applied and Environmental Geology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Geophysics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Geophysics MGeol Engineering and Technology 70% n/a 50%
Geology with Palaeobiology BSc Engineering and Technology, Science 65% n/a 50%
Geology with Palaeobiology MGeol Engineering and Technology, Science 70% n/a 50%
History and American Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
History and Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
History BA All 65% n/a 60%
History of Art BA All 65% n/a 60%
Human Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Communication and Culture BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations BA All 65% n/a 60%
Italian and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian or Spanish 60%
Law and Criminology All 75% n/a 70%
Law LLB All 75% n/a 70%
Law with a Modern Language LLB All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in either French, Spanish or Italian 70%
Law with Politics LLB All 75% n/a 70%
Management Studies (Finance) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Marketing) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies (Organisation Studies) BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Management Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
Management Studies with Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics BA Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics MMath Engineering and Technology 70% 75% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics with Economics BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mathematics with Management BSc Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mechanical BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Mechanical MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Media and Communication BA All 65% n/a 60%
Media and Society BA All 65% n/a 60%
Medical Biochemistry BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Genetics BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Microbiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Medical Physiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Modern Language Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages and Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Film Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Management and EFL BA All 65% n/a 60%
Modern Languages with Management BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Modern Languages with Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Natural Sciences BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Natural Sciences MSci Engineering and Technology 70% 70% Pure Maths 1, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Natural Sciences MSci Science 70% 70% Pure Maths 1, any two route modules 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Pharmaceutical Chemistry MChem Science 60% 60% Chemistry 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physical Geography BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
Physics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Astrophysics BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Astrophysics MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Nanotechnology BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Nanotechnology MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Planetary Science BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Planetary Science MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Space Science and Technology BSc Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Physics with Space Science and Technology MPhys Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Politics and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Politics and Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Sociology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%
Software and Electronic BEng Engineering and Technology 60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Software and Electronic MEng Engineering and Technology 65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Translation and Interpreting BA All 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%

Major / Minor degree options available

Major degrees - accounts for 75% of your degree

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements ESUS 3
Accounting and Finance All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Archaeology All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies All 65% n/a 60%
French Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French 60%
French Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Global Studies All 65% n/a 60%
History All 65% n/a 60%
History of Art All 65% n/a 60%
Human Resource Management All 65% n/a 60%
International Relations All 65% n/a 60%
Italian Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian 60%
Italian Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Management Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Mathematics Engineering and Technology 60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
Physics Engineering and Technology 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2, Physics 1 and 2 (average) 50%
Politics All 65% n/a 60%
Sociology All 65% n/a 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Spanish 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%

Minor degrees - accounts for 25% of your degree

Accounting and Finance French Language (Beginners) Managing Innovation, Science and Technology
American History and Politics Gender Studies Marketing
American Literature and Culture Global Studies Mathematical Studies ^
Ancient History History Media Studies
Archaeology History of Art Migration and Development
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics Human Development† Natural Sciences
Creative Writing Human Resource Management Politics
Deviance and Society International Relations Science and Culture
Education Italian Language (Advanced)* Social Research in Practice
English Language Italian Language (Beginners) Sociology
English Literature Leadership and Management† Spanish Language (Advanced) *
Enterprise† Leisure, Sport and Consumption Spanish Language (Beginners)
Film Studies Management Studies Statistics +
French Language (Advanced) *

Notes about Major/Minor degrees

Not all Major/Minor combinations are possible - for more details, please see www.le.ac.uk/pathways

† Classes will take place during the evening

Specific Minor progression requirements:

* A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language
^ Engineering and Technology pathway - 65% (average) in the Pure Maths 1 and 2 modules, other pathways - 65% in Core Maths
+ Engineering and Technology pathway - 70% (average) in the Pure Maths 1 and 2 modules, other pathways - 70% in Core Maths

Entry Requirements

Nationality

Only available to overseas students, non-UK and non-EU

Age

You should be 17 years or older

English language

IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in writing)

Academic

Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study

For full entry requirements information, please visit entry requirements page.

 

English Language Preparation

If you don’t meet the English language requirements, you can attend the English Language Preparation (ELP) to raise your level of English. This intensive course will improve your English language skills up to the required level of IELTS 5.0.

Course length
One term
Start dates
June or September
Entry requirements
IELTS 4.0 or equivalent (all bands minimum 4.0)

Term dates
September 2016: 19/09/16 to 02/12/16

Fees

Tuition fees are valid from January 1st, 2016 for programmes commencing from September 1st, 2016 and are in £ sterling.

International Foundation Year in Economics and Management; and Society and Culture

  • 2016/17 £15,160 (three terms)

International Foundation Year in Engineering and Technology; Science

  • 2016/17 £16,130 (three terms)

English Language Preparation

  • 2016/17 £4,860 (one term)

The fees shown may be subject to change. For full fees and payment information, please visit fees and payments page.