Health and Life Sciences
The Health and Life Sciences International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a mixture of English language and science-based modules.
It's designed for students who need a thorough grounding in biological and chemical sciences before undergraduate study of biology, chemistry, nursing, medicine, optometry, pharmacy or conservation of museum objects.
Teaching, learning and assessment
We employ several teaching methods, all selected to deliver the tuition you need in the best possible way.
On the foundation programme you will study a mix of academic modules and English language modules, obtaining a total of 120 credits.
- Cells and the Chemistry of Life (10 credits)
- Genetics, Evolution and Diversity (10 credits)
- The Way the Body Works (10 credits)
- Fundametnal Aspects of Chemistry (10 credits)
- Inorganic and Redox Chemistry (10 credits)
- Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Equilibria (10 credits)
- Chemistry of Organic Compounds (10 credits)
- English Language and Study Skills (10 credits)
- Further English Language & Study Skills (10 credits)
- English for Academic Purposes (20 credits)
- English Orientation Health & LIfe Sciences (10 credits)
Explore the subject areas and courses you can progress to from the health & life sciencs programme:
Applicants must achieve at least 40% in their academic modules and 50% in their English language modules.
Applicants must achieve at least 40% in their academic modules and 50% in their English language modules
Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology
Applicants must achieve at least 50% in all English language modules and 40% in academic modules
Applicants for B740 (BN Adult Nursing) will need to apply via UCAS from the IFP.
Progression requirements are an overall average of at least 60% in biology and chemistry modules and an overall average of at least 60% in all English language modules with no module below 55%.
In addition applicants will need to achieve IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in each sub-score prior to undergraduate acceptance.
Medical Pharmacology applicants must achieve 60% in all their modules.
Applicants for A100 (MBBCh Medicine) are required to apply via UCAS from the IFP.
They also need to take the national UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) from July-October 2018. You can find comprehensive information on this (including specimen test questions) on the UKCAT website.
Progression requirements from the IFP are at least 50% in each module with at least 65% in half the modules and at least 60% in a minimum of 3 English language modules.
Applicants must achieve at least 50% in each module with at least 65% in half the modules and at least 60% in a minimum of 3 English language modules
Applicants must achieve at least 65% in all modules.