International Foundation in Science and Engineering

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Computing, Mathematics, Engineering, Science related subjects at Manchester Metropolitan University.

On campus and online study options
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

If your student starts online, they’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program the following term. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Key information

  • Make use of the fully equipped Physics, Biology and Chemistry labs on the University campus.
  • Practise academic writing skills, particularly relating to laboratory reports.
  • Visit the Faculty of Science and Engineering to meet with academic staff and gain an insight into different degree programmes.

Fast facts

Class duration

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 20

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from NCUK.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Practical lab work.
  • Seminars.
  • Group work/presentations.
  • Workshops.

Why Manchester Metropolitan University?

  • Many degrees, including Biology and Chemistry, offer work placements and year abroad options giving students real life, hands-on experience.
  • Dedicated research centres ranging from Informatics to Science and Engineering means cutting-edge teaching and facilities.
  • Accreditations include IET, BCS and IMA.
Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 12 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Thu 6 April 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 26 May 2023
Tue 30 May 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023


Modules

Term 1 modules

Credit value

English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills

30 Credits

Information Communication Technologies (ICT)

Term 1 specialist modules

Credit value

Biology

Chemistry

Further Mathematics

Mathematics

Physics

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Animal Behaviour and Conservation-BSc (Hons)

P
A

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths Grade C in Foundation Biology


Architecture-BA (Hons)

144 points with grades AAA

B (with no less than B in writing and no less than C in listening, reading and speaking)

Digital portfolio required. GCSE Maths C/4 or equivalent. A mixture of Science/Mathematics and Humanities/Arts subjects is preferred. Some high school qualifications are not accepted in combination with IFY.


Biology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths Grade C in Foundation Biology


Biology-MBiol

112 Points

C (with no component below D)

High School Maths required


Biomedical Science-BSc (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths Grade C in Foundation Biology


Biomedical Science-MBioMedSci

112 Points

C (with no component below D)

High School Maths required


Biomedical Sciences-MBioMed Sci (Hons)

Points: 112

Overall: C, Listening: D, Reading: D, Speaking: D, Writing: D

This is an Integrated Masters degree combining both undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single course. Grade C in biology or human biology. Other Science subjects may be considered. High School Maths required.


Chemistry-BSc (Hons)

P
A

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths Grade C in Foundation Chemistry


Chemistry-MChem

112 Points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C in High School Maths and Science required.


Chemistry-MChem (Hons)

Points: 112

Overall: C, Listening: D, Reading: D, Speaking: D, Writing: D

Chemistry at grade C. Equivalent of grade C in High School Maths and Science required.


Computer Animation and Visual Effects-BSc (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths Grade C in Foundation Maths or Foundation Science


Computer Games Development-BSc (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths Grade C in Foundation Maths


Computer Science-BSc (Hons)

96 points

C (with no component below D)

grade C in Maths or Science; GCSE Maths and Science C/4 or equivalent


Computer Science-MComp

112 Points

C (with no component below D)

High School Maths required.


Computer Science-Mcomp (Hons)

Points: 112

Overall: C, Listening: D, Reading: D, Speaking: D, Writing: D

This is an Integrated Masters degree combining both undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single course. High School Maths required.


Cyber Security-BSc (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths Grade C in Foundation Maths or Foundation Science


Digital Media and Communications-BSc (Hons)

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths


Electrical and Electronic Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths Grade C in Foundation Maths


Electrical and Electronic Engineering-MEng (Hons)

112 Points

C (with no component below D)

Grade C in High School Maths


Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths Grade C in Foundation Maths or Foundation Science


Forensic Psychology-BSc (Hons)

112 points with grades BBC

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths; personal statement must demonstrate clear motivation to study Forensic Psychology and include information about work experience and interests/hobbies


Geography-BSc (Hons)

96 Points

C

Grade C in Geography or other science subject. Science required at High School level.


Human Biosciences-BSc (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and C in Foundation Biology


Human Geography-BSc (Hons)

96 Points

C


Human Physiology-BSc (Hons)

96 Points

C

High School Maths required.


Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and C in Foundation Maths


Mathematics-MMAths

112 Points

C (with no component below D)


Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

Points: 112

Overall: C, Listening: D, Reading: D, Speaking: D, Writing: D

This is an Integrated Masters degree combining both undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single course. Mathematics at minimum Grade B


Mechanical Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and C in Foundation Maths


Mechanical Engineering-MEng (Hons)

112 Points

C (with no component below D)


Medicinal and Biological Chemistry-BSc (Hons)

96 Points

C


Microbiology and Molecular Biology-BSc (Hons)

96 points

C (with no component below D)


Nutritional Sciences-BSc (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

GCSE Maths C/4 or equivalent


Pharmaceutical Chemistry-BSc (Hons)

A

96 points

C (with no component below D)

grade C in Chemistry; GCSE Maths C/4 or equivalent


Pharmaceutical Chemistry-MChem

112 Points

C (with no component below D)

Equivalent of grade C in High School Maths and Science required.


Pharmaceutical Chemistry-MChem (Hons)

Points: 112

Overall: C, Listening: D, Reading: D, Speaking: D, Writing: D

Chemistry at grade C


Physical Geography-BSc (Hons)

96 Points

C

High School Maths required.


Physiotherapy-BSc (Hons)

112 points with grades BBC

B (with no component below C)

Grade B in Biology. Also, equivalent of 5 subjects from High School qualification at grade C or above, to include Mathematics and a Science subject. Interview required. We look for commitment to physiotherapy and it is helpful to have undertaken some work experience or shadowing. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate is required. This will be completed through the university.


Product Design Engineering-BSc (Hons)

P

96 Points

Grade C with no component less than B


Software Engineering-BSc (Hons)

96 points

C (with no component below D)

grade C in Maths or Science; GCSE Maths and Science C/4 or equivalent


Speech and Language Therapy-BSc (Hons)

Points: 112

Overall: A*, Listening: A, Reading: A, Speaking: A, Writing: A

Interview required. Must have the equivalent of 5 subjects at grade C from High School qualification, including Maths and Science. Observation of a speech and language therapy session (live or video) or from personal experience is essential.


Sport and Exercise Nutrition-BSc (Hons)

P

96 points

C (with no component below D)

grade C in Biology or other Science; GCSE Maths C/4 or equivalent


Sports and Exercise Nutrition-BSc (Hons)

96 Points

C (No component less than D)

Grade C High School Maths required