International Foundation Year

This programme is designed to help you 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
  • Science
  • Society and Culture

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. This will ensure that you are on track to achieve the required grades for progression to your degree. Assessment methods include coursework, examinations, presentations and extended essays.

Study plan options

IELTS Length 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
  • International Foundation Year
  • 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 2017
Term 1 – 18/09/17 to 01/12/17
Term 2 – 08/01/18 to 23/03/18
Term 3 – 03/04/18 to 08/06/18

January 2018
Term 1 – 08/01/18 to 23/03/18
Term 2 – 03/04/18 to 09/06/18
Term 3 – 11/06/18 to 10/08/18

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.

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

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.

Department  Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements Academic English Skills
 Archaeology Archaeology BA

 All

65% n/a  60%
 Archaeology
 Ancient History and Archaeology BA All
65%
n/a  60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc
Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Biochemistry BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Genetics BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Microbiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Physiology Science 65% n/a 60%
 Chemistry  Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry MChem Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry with Forensic Science MChem Science  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Pharmaceutical Chemistry MChem  Science  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Computer Science  Computer Science MComp All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
 Computer Science  Computer Science BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1  50% 
 Computer Science  Computing BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50% 
 Computer Science  Computer with Management BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1  50% 
 Economics  Banking and Finance BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Business Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Economics and Accounting BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Financial Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Banking and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Business Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Economics and Accounting BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Financial Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Criminology  Criminology BSc All 65% n/a 60%
 Engineering  Aerospace BEng

Engineering and
Technology

60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Engineering  Communications and Electronic BEng Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Electrical and Electronic BEng Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  General BEng Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Mechanical BEng Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Software and Electronic BEng Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Aerospace MEng Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50% 
 Engineering  Communications and Electronic MEng Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Electrical and Electronic MEng Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  General MEng Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Mechanical MEng Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Software and Electronic MEng Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Geography  Human Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Geography  Geography BA All 65%  n/a 60%
 Geography  Geography BSc All 65% n/a 60%
 Geography  Physical Geography BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Geology  Geology BSc

Engineering and
Technology / Science

65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Palaeobiology BSc Engineering and
Technology / Science
65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Applies and Environmental Geology BSc Engineering and
Technology / Science
65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Palaeobiology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Applies and Environmental Geology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Geophysics BSc

Engineering and
Technology

65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Geophysics MGeol Engineering and
Technology
70% n/a 50%
 History  History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  Contemporary History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and American Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  Ancient History and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  Film and Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  History of Art BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Law  English and French Law LLB/Maitrise All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
 Law  Law LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with Criminology LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with Politics LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with a Modern Language LLB All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French, Spanish or Italian 70%
 Management  Management Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Finance) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Marketing) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Organisation Studies) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies with Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Management  Accounting and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Mathematics  Mathematics MMath Engineering and
Technology
70% 75% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics BSc Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics BA Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Media and
 Communications
 Media and Communication BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Media and
 Communications
 Media and Society BA All  65% n/a 60%
 Modern Languages  European Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  French and Italian BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, or Italian
60%
 Modern Languages  French and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  Italian and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Language Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
 Modern Languages  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 now have a formal language qualification, such as an A-level, may take the University's own test of Chinese or Arabic proficiency. 60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Management BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Film Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
 Physics  Physics BSc Engineering and
Technology
65%
65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics MPhys Engineering and
Technology 
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Astrophysics BSc Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Astrophysics MPhys Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Space Science and Technology BSc Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Space Science and Technology MPhys Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Politics and International Relations  International Relations BA All 65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  International Relations and History BA All 65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics and Sociology BA All
65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics and Economics BA All  65%  65% Core Maths  60%
 Psychology  Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Applied Psychology BSc All
70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc All 70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Psychology with Sociology All 70% n/a 60%
 Sociology  Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%

Major / Minor degree options available

Major degrees - accounts for 75% of your degree

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements Academic English Skills
Accounting and Finance All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Archaeology All 65% n/a 60%
Criminology All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies All 65% n/a 60%
French Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
French Studies (Advanced)
All
65%
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French 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 (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Italian Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualifications in Italian 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 (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Spanish 60%

Minor degrees - accounts for 25% of your degree

Accounting and Finance French Language (Advanced) * Media Studies
American History and Politics Gender Studies Migration and Development
American Literature and Culture Global Studies Politics
Ancient History History Science and Culture
Archaeology History of Art Social Research in Practice
Creative Writing HumanResource Management Sociology
Criminal Justic International Relations Spanish Language (Beginners)
Deviance and Society Italian Language (Beginners) Spanish Language (Advanced) *
Education Italian Language (Advanced)* Statistics +
English Language Leisure, Sport and Consumption Sustainability
English Literature Management Studies
Film Studies Marketing
French Language (Beginners) Mathematical Studies ^

Notes about Major/Minor degrees

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

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


All

 Chemistry
 Chemistry
 Chemistry

60%
60%

All
All
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French
Italian Language (Beginners)
Italian Language (Beginners)
Italian Language (Beginners)
Leisure, Sport and Consumption
Leisure, Sport and Consumption
Leisure, Sport and Consumption

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.

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

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.

Department  Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements Academic English Skills
 Archaeology Archaeology BA

 All

65% n/a  60%
 Archaeology
 Ancient History and Archaeology BA All
65%
n/a  60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc
Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Biochemistry BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Genetics BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Microbiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Physiology Science 65% n/a 60%
 Chemistry  Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry MChem Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry with Forensic Science MChem  Science  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Pharmaceutical Chemistry MChem   Science  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Computer Science  Computer Science MComp All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
 Computer Science  Computer Science BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1  50% 
 Computer Science  Computing BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50% 
 Computer Science  Computer with Management BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1  50% 
 Economics  Banking and Finance BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Business Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Economics and Accounting BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Financial Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Banking and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Business Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Economics and Accounting BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Financial Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Criminology  Criminology BSc All 65% n/a 60%
 Engineering  Aerospace BEng

 Engineering and
Technology

60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Engineering  Communications and Electronic BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Electrical and Electronic BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  General BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Mechanical BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Software and Electronic BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Aerospace MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50% 
 Engineering  Communications and Electronic MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Electrical and Electronic MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  General MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Mechanical MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Software and Electronic MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Geography  Human Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Geography  Geography BA  All 65%  n/a 60%
 Geography  Geography BSc  All 65% n/a 60%
 Geography  Physical Geography BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Geology  Geology BSc

Engineering and
Technology / Science

65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Palaeobiology BSc Engineering and
Technology / Science
65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Applies and Environmental Geology BSc  Engineering and
Technology / Science
65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Palaeobiology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Applies and Environmental Geology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Geophysics BSc

Engineering and
Technology

65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Geophysics MGeol Engineering and
Technology
70% n/a 50%
 History  History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  Contemporary History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and American Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  Ancient History and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  Film and Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  History of Art BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Law  English and French Law LLB/Maitrise All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
 Law  Law LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with Criminology LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with Politics LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with a Modern Language LLB All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French, Spanish or Italian 70%
 Management  Management Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Finance) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Marketing) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Organisation Studies) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies with Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Management  Accounting and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Mathematics  Mathematics MMath Engineering and
Technology
70% 75% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics BSc Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics BA Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Media and
 Communications
 Media and Communication BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Media and
 Communications
 Media and Society BA  All  65% n/a 60%
 Modern Languages  European Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  French and Italian BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, or Italian
60%
 Modern Languages  French and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  Italian and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Language Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
 Modern Languages  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 now have a formal language qualification, such as an A-level, may take the University's own test of Chinese or Arabic proficiency. 60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Management BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Film Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
 Physics  Physics BSc Engineering and
Technology
65%
65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics MPhys Engineering and
Technology 
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Astrophysics BSc  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Astrophysics MPhys  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Space Science and Technology BSc  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Space Science and Technology MPhys  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Politics and International Relations  International Relations BA All 65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  International Relations and History BA All 65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics and Sociology BA All
65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics and Economics BA All  65%  65% Core Maths  60%
 Psychology  Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Applied Psychology BSc All
70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc All 70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Psychology with Sociology All 70% n/a 60%
 Sociology  Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%

Major / Minor degree options available

Major degrees - accounts for 75% of your degree

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements Academic English Skills
Accounting and Finance All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Archaeology All 65% n/a 60%
Criminology All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies All 65% n/a 60%
French Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
French Studies (Advanced)
All
65%
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French 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 (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Italian Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualifications in Italian 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 (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Spanish 60%

Minor degrees - accounts for 25% of your degree

Accounting and Finance French Language (Advanced) * Media Studies
American History and Politics Gender Studies Migration and Development
American Literature and Culture Global Studies Politics
Ancient History History Science and Culture
Archaeology History of Art Social Research in Practice
Creative Writing HumanResource Management Sociology
Criminal Justic International Relations Spanish Language (Beginners)
Deviance and Society Italian Language (Beginners) Spanish Language (Advanced) *
Education Italian Language (Advanced)* Statistics +
English Language Leisure, Sport and Consumption Sustainability
English Literature Management Studies
Film Studies Marketing
French Language (Beginners) Mathematical Studies ^

Notes about Major/Minor degrees

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

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


All

 Chemistry
 Chemistry
 Chemistry

60%
60%

All
All
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French
Italian Language (Beginners)
Italian Language (Beginners)
Italian Language (Beginners)
Leisure, Sport and Consumption
Leisure, Sport and Consumption
Leisure, Sport and Consumption

Science

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

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

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.

Department  Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements Academic English Skills
 Archaeology Archaeology BA

 All

65% n/a  60%
 Archaeology
 Ancient History and Archaeology BA All
65%
n/a  60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc
Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Biochemistry BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Genetics BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Microbiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Physiology Science 65% n/a 60%
 Chemistry  Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry MChem Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry with Forensic Science MChem  Science  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Pharmaceutical Chemistry MChem   Science  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Computer Science  Computer Science MComp All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
 Computer Science  Computer Science BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1  50% 
 Computer Science  Computing BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50% 
 Computer Science  Computer with Management BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1  50% 
 Economics  Banking and Finance BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Business Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Economics and Accounting BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Financial Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Banking and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Business Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Economics and Accounting BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Financial Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Criminology  Criminology BSc All 65% n/a 60%
 Engineering  Aerospace BEng

 Engineering and
Technology

60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Engineering  Communications and Electronic BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Electrical and Electronic BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  General BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Mechanical BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Software and Electronic BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Aerospace MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50% 
 Engineering  Communications and Electronic MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Electrical and Electronic MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  General MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Mechanical MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Software and Electronic MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Geography  Human Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Geography  Geography BA  All 65%  n/a 60%
 Geography  Geography BSc  All 65% n/a 60%
 Geography  Physical Geography BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Geology  Geology BSc

Engineering and
Technology / Science

65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Palaeobiology BSc Engineering and
Technology / Science
65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Applies and Environmental Geology BSc  Engineering and
Technology / Science
65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Palaeobiology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Applies and Environmental Geology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Geophysics BSc

Engineering and
Technology

65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Geophysics MGeol Engineering and
Technology
70% n/a 50%
 History  History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  Contemporary History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and American Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  Ancient History and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  Film and Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  History of Art BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Law  English and French Law LLB/Maitrise All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
 Law  Law LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with Criminology LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with Politics LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with a Modern Language LLB All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French, Spanish or Italian 70%
 Management  Management Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Finance) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Marketing) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Organisation Studies) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies with Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Management  Accounting and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Mathematics  Mathematics MMath Engineering and
Technology
70% 75% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics BSc Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics BA Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Media and
 Communications
 Media and Communication BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Media and
 Communications
 Media and Society BA  All  65% n/a 60%
 Modern Languages  European Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  French and Italian BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, or Italian
60%
 Modern Languages  French and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  Italian and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Language Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
 Modern Languages  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 now have a formal language qualification, such as an A-level, may take the University's own test of Chinese or Arabic proficiency. 60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Management BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Film Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
 Physics  Physics BSc Engineering and
Technology
65%
65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics MPhys Engineering and
Technology 
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Astrophysics BSc  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Astrophysics MPhys  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Space Science and Technology BSc  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Space Science and Technology MPhys  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Politics and International Relations  International Relations BA All 65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  International Relations and History BA All 65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics and Sociology BA All
65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics and Economics BA All  65%  65% Core Maths  60%
 Psychology  Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Applied Psychology BSc All
70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc All 70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Psychology with Sociology All 70% n/a 60%
 Sociology  Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%

Major / Minor degree options available

Major degrees - accounts for 75% of your degree

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements Academic English Skills
Accounting and Finance All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Archaeology All 65% n/a 60%
Criminology All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies All 65% n/a 60%
French Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
French Studies (Advanced)
All
65%
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French 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 (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Italian Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualifications in Italian 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 (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Spanish 60%

Minor degrees - accounts for 25% of your degree

Accounting and Finance French Language (Advanced) * Media Studies
American History and Politics Gender Studies Migration and Development
American Literature and Culture Global Studies Politics
Ancient History History Science and Culture
Archaeology History of Art Social Research in Practice
Creative Writing HumanResource Management Sociology
Criminal Justic International Relations Spanish Language (Beginners)
Deviance and Society Italian Language (Beginners) Spanish Language (Advanced) *
Education Italian Language (Advanced)* Statistics +
English Language Leisure, Sport and Consumption Sustainability
English Literature Management Studies
Film Studies Marketing
French Language (Beginners) Mathematical Studies ^

Notes about Major/Minor degrees

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

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


All

 Chemistry
 Chemistry
 Chemistry

60%
60%

All
All
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French
Italian Language (Beginners)
Italian Language (Beginners)
Italian Language (Beginners)
Leisure, Sport and Consumption
Leisure, Sport and Consumption
Leisure, Sport and Consumption

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.

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

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.

Department  Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements Academic English Skills
 Archaeology Archaeology BA

 All

65% n/a  60%
 Archaeology
 Ancient History and Archaeology BA All
65%
n/a  60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Genetics) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Microbiology) BSc
Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Neuroscience) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Physiology with Pharmacology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Biological Sciences (Zoology) BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Biochemistry BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Genetics BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Microbiology BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Biosciences  Medical Physiology Science 65% n/a 60%
 Chemistry  Chemistry BSc Science 60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry with Forensic Science BSc Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry MChem Science   60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Chemistry with Forensic Science MChem  Science  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Chemistry  Pharmaceutical Chemistry MChem   Science  60% 60% (Chemistry 1 and 2 average) 50% 
 Computer Science  Computer Science MComp All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
 Computer Science  Computer Science BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1  50% 
 Computer Science  Computing BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50% 
 Computer Science  Computer with Management BSc All 65% 60% Pure Maths 1  50% 
 Economics  Banking and Finance BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Business Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Economics and Accounting BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Financial Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Economics  Banking and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Business Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Economics and Accounting BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Economics  Financial Economics BSc All 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
 Criminology  Criminology BSc All 65% n/a 60%
 Engineering  Aerospace BEng

 Engineering and
Technology

60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Engineering  Communications and Electronic BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Electrical and Electronic BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  General BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Mechanical BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Software and Electronic BEng  Engineering and
Technology
60% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Aerospace MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50% 
 Engineering  Communications and Electronic MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Electrical and Electronic MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  General MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Mechanical MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Engineering  Software and Electronic MEng  Engineering and
Technology
65% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)  50%
 Geography  Human Geography BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Geography  Geography BA  All 65%  n/a 60%
 Geography  Geography BSc  All 65% n/a 60%
 Geography  Physical Geography BSc Science 65% n/a 60%
 Geology  Geology BSc

Engineering and
Technology / Science

65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Palaeobiology BSc Engineering and
Technology / Science
65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Applies and Environmental Geology BSc  Engineering and
Technology / Science
65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Palaeobiology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Applies and Environmental Geology MGeol Engineering and
Technology / Science
70% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Geophysics BSc

Engineering and
Technology

65% n/a 50%
 Geology  Geology with Geophysics MGeol Engineering and
Technology
70% n/a 50%
 History  History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  Contemporary History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and American Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  History and Archaeology BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History  Ancient History and History BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  Film and Media Studies All 65% n/a 60%
 History of Art and Film  History of Art BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Law  English and French Law LLB/Maitrise All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
 Law  Law LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with Criminology LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with Politics LLB All 75% n/a 70%
 Law  Law with a Modern Language LLB All 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French, Spanish or Italian 70%
 Management  Management Studies BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Finance) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Marketing) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies (Organisation Studies) BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies with Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Management  Management Studies and Economics BA All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Management  Accounting and Finance BSc All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
 Mathematics  Mathematics MMath Engineering and
Technology
70% 75% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics BSc Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics BA Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Mathematics  Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc Engineering and
Technology
60% 70% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average) 50%
 Media and
 Communication
 Media and Communication BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Media and
 Communication
 Media and Society BA  All  65% n/a 60%
 Modern Languages  European Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  French and Italian BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, or Italian
60%
 Modern Languages  French and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  Italian and Spanish BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Italian or Spanish 60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Language Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
 Modern Languages  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 now have a formal language qualification, such as an A-level, may take the University's own test of Chinese or Arabic proficiency. 60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Translation BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Management BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60%
 Modern Languages  Modern Languages with Film Studies BA All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
 Physics  Physics BSc Engineering and
Technology
65%
65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics MPhys Engineering and
Technology 
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Astrophysics BSc  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Astrophysics MPhys  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Space Science and Technology BSc  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Physics  Physics with Space Science and Technology MPhys  Engineering and
Technology
65% 65% Pure Maths 1 and 2 (average)
Physics 1 and 2 (average)
50%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics BA All 65% n/a 60%
 Politics and International Relations  International Relations BA All 65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  International Relations and History BA All 65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics and Sociology BA All
65%
n/a
60%
 Politics and International Relations  Politics and Economics BA All  65%  65% Core Maths  60%
 Psychology  Psychology BSc All 70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Applied Psychology BSc All
70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc All 70% n/a 60%
 Psychology  Psychology with Sociology All 70% n/a 60%
 Sociology  Sociology BA All 65% n/a 60%

Major / Minor degree options available

Major degrees - accounts for 75% of your degree

Degree Pathway Overall requirement Module requirements Academic English Skills
Accounting and Finance All 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Archaeology All 65% n/a 60%
Criminology All 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies All 65% n/a 60%
French Studies (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
French Studies (Advanced)
All
65%
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French 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 (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Italian Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualifications in Italian 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 (Beginners) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language 60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) All 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in Spanish 60%

Minor degrees - accounts for 25% of your degree

Accounting and Finance French Language (Advanced) * Media Studies
American History and Politics Gender Studies Migration and Development
American Literature and Culture Global Studies Politics
Ancient History History Science and Culture
Archaeology History of Art Social Research in Practice
Creative Writing HumanResource Management Sociology
Criminal Justic International Relations Spanish Language (Beginners)
Deviance and Society Italian Language (Beginners) Spanish Language (Advanced) *
Education Italian Language (Advanced)* Statistics +
English Language Leisure, Sport and Consumption Sustainability
English Literature Management Studies
Film Studies Marketing
French Language (Beginners) Mathematical Studies ^

Notes about Major/Minor degrees

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

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


All

 Chemistry
 Chemistry
 Chemistry

60%
60%

All
All
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French
A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French
Italian Language (Beginners)
Italian Language (Beginners)
Italian Language (Beginners)
Leisure, Sport and Consumption
Leisure, Sport and Consumption
Leisure, Sport and Consumption

Entry Requirements

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

Age
You should be 17 years or older

English language
Academic IELTS for UKVI 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.

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

 

English Language Preparation

If you don’t meet the English language requirements, you can attend the English Language Preparation course to raise your level of English up to the required level of IELTS 5.0.*.

Course length
One term

Start dates
June or September

Entry requirements

Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 (all bands minimum 4.0)*