International Foundation in Maths and Computer Science

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in subjects including computer science or actuarial science, mathematics, statistics and finance at The University of Manchester.

This program is available to study on campus only.

Key information

  • Progression to over 10 degrees, helping students become a computer science specialist, or develop their skills in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science or finance. 
  • Practise academic writing skills.
  • Visit the Department of Mathematics or Computer Science within the University faculty and gain an insight into different degree programs.
  • Receive expert advice from university representatives.

Fast facts

Class duration

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 17.00 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.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group work.

Why The University of Manchester?

  • Some of the biggest names in mathematics and science studied or worked at The University of Manchester, including Alan Turing - the creator of modern computing - and mathematician Sydney Goldstein.
  • Facilities include a cognitive robotics laboratory, e-science laboratory and nanotechnology workshop.
  • The world's first stored-program computer was designed and built here in 1948, with research today focusing on key themes tackling society's challenges.
  • Dedicated careers fairs to help students network with graduate employers.
Start Dates September
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 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 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 30 June 2023

£21,425


Modules

Term 1 modules

Credit value

English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills

INTO Essentials

Manchester University Link Tutors’ Award

Term 1 specialist modules

Credit value

Chemistry

Further Mathematics

Mathematics

Physics

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Actuarial Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Experience-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A*

A*

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.


Computer Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A*

A*

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.


Computer Science with Industrial Experience-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A*

A*

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.


Computer Science-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A*

A*

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.


Mathematics and Philosophy-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics and Physics-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)

C


Mathematics and Physics-MMath&Phys (Hons)

A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)

C


Mathematics and Statistics-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics and Statistics-MMath (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics with Finance-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics with Financial Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics with Financial Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Start Dates September
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 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 11 September 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Mon 8 January 2024 - Thu 28 March 2024
Mon 15 April 2024 - Fri 5 July 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Actuarial Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Computer Science and Mathematics with Industrial Experience-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A*

A*

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.


Computer Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A*

A*

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.


Computer Science with Industrial Experience-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A*

A*

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.


Computer Science-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A*

A*

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required.


Mathematics and Philosophy-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics and Physics-BSc (Hons)

A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)

C


Mathematics and Physics-MMath&Phys (Hons)

A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)

C


Mathematics and Statistics-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics and Statistics-MMath (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics with Finance-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics with Financial Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics with Financial Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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


Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

A*AA (A* in Maths)

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