International Foundation in Physical and Natural Sciences

Overview

Preparing students for entry to Year 1 of an extensive range of innovative science undergraduate degrees in subjects including biochemistry, environmental and materials science, physics and chemistry at The University of Manchester. This program is available to study __on campus only__.

Key information

  • Practise academic writing skills, particularly relating to laboratory reports.
  • Students will enhance their understanding of a range of scientific topics, discovering solutions to global issues.
  • Gain practical experience in university-style labs.
  • Visit the University to meet with staff and gain an insight into different degree programmes.
  • Nearly 50 progression degrees, some of which offer an industrial placement option.

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 30 June 2023
£21,425

January 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023
£21,425

Modules

Compulsory Modules
English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills
INTO Essentials
Manchester University Link Tutors’ Award
Specialist Modules
Biology
Chemistry
Further Mathematics
Mathematics
Physics

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Biochemistry-BSc (Hons)
AAB with AA in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biochemistry-MSci
AAB with AA in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biology with Industrial/Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biology with Science and Society with Industrial/ Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biology with Science and Society-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biology with a Modern Language-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biology-MSci
AAB with AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry) and grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biomedical Sciences with Industrial/Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Chemistry with Industrial Experience-MChem (Hons)
A*AA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry with International Study-MChem (Hons)
A*AA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry-BSc (Hons)
AAA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry-MChem (Hons)
A*AA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry-BSc (Hons)
AAA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry-MChem (Hons)
A*AA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Earth and Planetary Sciences with Industrial Experience-MEarthSci (Hons)
AAA including at least 1 science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Earth and Planetary Sciences with International Study-MEarthSci (Hons)
AAA including at least 1 science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Research Placement-MEarthSci (Hons)
AAA including one science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Earth and Planetary Sciences-BSc (Hons)
ABB including one science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Earth and Planetary Sciences-MEarthSci (Hons)
AAA including one science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Educational Psychology-BSc (Hons)
AAB
B

Environmental Management with Professional Placement-BSc (Hons)
ABB
B

Environmental Science with Industrial Experience-MEnvSci (Hons)
AAA
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Environmental Science with International Study-MEnvSci (Hons)
AAA
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Environmental Science with a Research Placement-MEnvSci (Hons)
AAA
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)
ABB including one science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Environmental Science-MEnvSci (Hons)
AAA
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Fashion Buying and Merchandising-BSc (Hons)
AAB
C (with no component below D)

Fashion Marketing-BSc (Hons)
AAB
C (with no component below D)

Fashion Technology-BSc (Hons)
AAB
C (with no component below D)

Geography with Professional Placement-BA (Hons)
AAB
Overall: B; Writing: B, Speaking: B, Listening: C, Reading: C

Geography-BA (Hons)
AAB
Overall: B; Writing: B, Speaking: B, Listening: C, Reading: C

Geography-BSc (Hons)
AAB
Overall: B, Listening: C, Reading: C, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Master of Planning with Real Estate-MPRE
ABB
B

Materials Science and Engineering with Biomaterials-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering with Corrosion-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering with Metallurgy-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering with Polymers-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering with Textiles Technology-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering-BSc (Hons)
AAB
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Optometry-BSc (Hons)
AAB
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Physics with Astrophysics-BSc (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics with Astrophysics-MPhys (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics with Study in Europe-MPhys (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics with Theoretical Physics-BSc (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics with Theoretical Physics-MPhys (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics-BSc (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics-MPhys (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Planning and Real Estate with Professional Placement-BSc (Hons)
ABB
Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking B, Writing B

Planning and Real Estate-BSc (Hons)
ABB
B

Planning with Professional Placement-MPlan
ABB
Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking B, Writing B

Planning-MPlan
ABB
Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking B, Writing B
Grades of ABB

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 5 July 2024

January 2024 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 30 August 2024

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Biochemistry-BSc (Hons)
AAB with AA in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biochemistry-MSci
AAB with AA in Chemistry and another science subject (preferably Biology), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biology with Industrial/Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biology with Science and Society with Industrial/ Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biology with Science and Society-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
B with no component below B

Biology with a Modern Language-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biology-MSci
AAB with AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry) and grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Biomedical Sciences with Industrial/Professional Experience-BSc (Hons)
AAB with grades AA in two sciences (preferably Biology and Chemistry), grade B in a 3rd subject
Overall: B, Listening: B, Reading: B, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Chemistry with Industrial Experience-MChem (Hons)
A*AA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry with International Study-MChem (Hons)
A*AA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry-BSc (Hons)
AAA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry-MChem (Hons)
A*AA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry-BSc (Hons)
AAA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Chemistry-MChem (Hons)
A*AA
B
Chemistry and another science or Mathematics

Earth and Planetary Sciences with Industrial Experience-MEarthSci (Hons)
AAA including at least 1 science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Earth and Planetary Sciences with International Study-MEarthSci (Hons)
AAA including at least 1 science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Research Placement-MEarthSci (Hons)
AAA including one science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Earth and Planetary Sciences-BSc (Hons)
ABB including one science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Earth and Planetary Sciences-MEarthSci (Hons)
AAA including one science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Educational Psychology-BSc (Hons)
AAB
B

Environmental Management with Professional Placement-BSc (Hons)
ABB
B

Environmental Science with Industrial Experience-MEnvSci (Hons)
AAA
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Environmental Science with International Study-MEnvSci (Hons)
AAA
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Environmental Science with a Research Placement-MEnvSci (Hons)
AAA
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)
ABB including one science subject
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Environmental Science-MEnvSci (Hons)
AAA
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Fashion Buying and Merchandising-BSc (Hons)
AAB
C (with no component below D)

Fashion Marketing-BSc (Hons)
AAB
C (with no component below D)

Fashion Technology-BSc (Hons)
AAB
C (with no component below D)

Geography with Professional Placement-BA (Hons)
AAB
Overall: B; Writing: B, Speaking: B, Listening: C, Reading: C

Geography-BA (Hons)
AAB
Overall: B; Writing: B, Speaking: B, Listening: C, Reading: C

Geography-BSc (Hons)
AAB
Overall: B, Listening: C, Reading: C, Speaking: B, Writing: B

Master of Planning with Real Estate-MPRE
ABB
B

Materials Science and Engineering with Biomaterials-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering with Corrosion-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering with Metallurgy-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering with Polymers-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering with Textiles Technology-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering-BSc (Hons)
AAB
C (with no component below D)

Materials Science and Engineering-MEng (Hons)
AAA
C (with no component below D)

Optometry-BSc (Hons)
AAB
B
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview.

Physics with Astrophysics-BSc (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics with Astrophysics-MPhys (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics with Study in Europe-MPhys (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics with Theoretical Physics-BSc (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics with Theoretical Physics-MPhys (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics-BSc (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Physics-MPhys (Hons)
A*A*A (A* in both Physics and Maths)
C

Planning and Real Estate with Professional Placement-BSc (Hons)
ABB
Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking B, Writing B

Planning and Real Estate-BSc (Hons)
ABB
B

Planning with Professional Placement-MPlan
ABB
Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking B, Writing B

Planning-MPlan
ABB
Overall B, Listening C, Reading C, Speaking B, Writing B
Grades of ABB