Exeter International Foundation

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at the University of Exeter in subject areas ranging from accounting, business and management to biological and environmental sciences, computer science, engineering and humanities.

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 in March/April 2022, 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.

Key information

  • Choose to study modules in a wide variety of subject areas; students can tailor their study programme to their interests and passions.
  • A small number of specialist progression degrees might include compulsory modules to give students the best preparation for their intended degree.
  • If studying scientific modules, students will carry out experiments in the INTO Centre's science lab and learn how to produce laboratory reports.
  • If studying business, economics and accounting modules, students will analyse and interpret business practices of key global businesses, learn about accounting concepts and procedures, and focus on the application of economic principles to real-world business and non-business issues.
  • If studying engineering modules, students will learn how to use software to solve problems and gain practical experience through laboratory work in the University’s electronic and materials testing laboratories.
  • If studying humanities modules, depending on the modules chosen, students could analyse film techniques and the film industry, take part in mini-trials to present cases like professional lawyers, or analyse causes and resolutions of different world conflicts.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 17

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from the University of Exeter.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Practical exercises.

Why University of Exeter?

  • Strong links with undergraduate courses across all three of the University’s campuses, with visits to appropriate departments at the University throughout the year.
  • Industry links including the NHS, healthcare charities, Kellogg’s, Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Make use of the University’s virtual learning platform to prepare for independent learning.
  • Benefit from a mix of individual, pair and group activities to create a collaborative in-class learning environment, encouraging research and discussion.
Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the 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 and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 16 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 9 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023
Mon 26 June 2023 - Fri 1 September 2023


Modules

A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Current Global Issues

30 Credits

Foundation Academic English

30 Credits

Term 1 specialist modules

Credit value

Accounting and Finance

30 Credits

Algebra, Calculus and Statistics

30 Credits

Biological Science (Human)

30 Credits

Economics

30 Credits

Film and Literature

30 Credits

Management and Marketing

30 Credits

Physics and Mathematical Methods

30 Credits

Politics and International Relations

30 Credits

Psychology

30 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Accounting and Business-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Accounting and Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Ancient History and Archaeology-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Ancient History-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Animal Behaviour-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Animal Behaviour-MSci (Hons)

P

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Anthropology-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Applied Psychology (Clinical)-MSci (Hons)

67%

65%

Pass Psychology Module; Interview; Award of Life Sciences Pathway


Arabic and Islamic Studies-MArabic (Hons)

P

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Arabic and Politics-BA (Hons)

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Archaeological Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Archaeology and Anthropology-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Archaeology with Forensic Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Archaeology-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Art History & Visual Culture and Classical Studies-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Art History & Visual Culture and Drama-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Art History & Visual Culture and English-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

67% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


Art History & Visual Culture and Film & Television Studies-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Art History & Visual Culture and History-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Art History & Visual Culture-BA (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Biochemistry-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Biological Sciences-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Biological and Medicinal Chemistry-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Business Analytics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Business Economics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Business and Environment-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Business, Accounting and Finance Pathway or Life Sciences Pathway


Business and Laws-BBL (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Award of the Business, Accounting and Finance Pathway or Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Business and Management-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Business-BSc (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Civil Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Civil Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Classical Studies and English-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

67% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


Classical Studies and Philosophy-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Classical Studies and Theology-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Classical Studies-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Communications-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Computer Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Computer Science and Mathematics-MSci (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Computer Science-BSc (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Computer Science-MSci (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Conservation Biology and Ecology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Conservation Biology and Ecology-MSci (Hons)

P

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Criminology-BSc (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Data Science-BSc (Hons)

65%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Data Science-MSci (Hons)

65%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Drama and Film & Televison Studies-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Drama-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Economics and Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Pass the Algebra, Calculus and Statistics; Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Economics and Politics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Economics with Econometrics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Pass the Algebra, Calculus and Statistics; Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Economics-BSc (Hons)

P

67%

65%

Pass the Algebra, Calculus and Statistics; Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Electronic Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Electronic Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Engineering Geology and Geotechnics-BSc (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Award of Engineering Pathway or Life Sciences


Engineering Geology and Geotechnics-MSci (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Award of Engineering Pathway or Life Sciences


Engineering and Entrepreneurship-BEng (Hons)

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Engineering and Management-BEng (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Engineering and Management-MEng (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Engineering-BEng (Hons)

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Engineering-MEng (Hons)

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


English (Exeter)-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

67% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


English (Penryn)-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

63% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


English Law and French Law/Master 1 (Maitrise en Droit)-LLB (Hons)

71%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


English and Communications-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

67% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


English and Creative Writing-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

67% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


English and Drama-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

67% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


English and Film & Television Studies-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

67% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


English and History-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

63% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


Environmental Geosciences-BSc (Hons)

63%

65%

Award of Engineering Pathway or Life Sciences


Environmental Science with Professional Placement-BSc (Hons)

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Environmental Science with Study Abroad-BSc (Hons)

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Environmental Science-MSci (Hons)

P

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Evolutionary Biology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Evolutionary Biology-MSci (Hons)

P

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Exercise and Sport Sciences-BSc (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Exercise and Sport Sciences-MSci (Hons)

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Film & Television Studies and Communications-BA (Hons)

P

63%

65%

63% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


Film & Television Studies-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

63% in Film and Literature; Award of the Humanites and Social Sciences Pathway


Geography and Geology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Geography with Applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS)-BSc (Hons)

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Geography with Professional Placement-BA/BSc (Hons)

67%

65%

Award of either the Life Sciences or Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Geography with Study Abroad-BA/BSc (Hons)

67%

65%

Award of either the Life Sciences or Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Geography-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Geography-BA/BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of either the Life Sciences or Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Geography-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Geology-BSc (Hons)

63%

65%

Award of Engineering Pathway or Life Sciences


Geology-MSci (Hons)

63%

65%

Award of Engineering Pathway or Life Sciences


Global Politics-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


History (Exeter)-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


History (Penryn)-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


History and Ancient History-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


History and Archaeology-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


History and International Relations (Penryn)-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


History and Politics-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Human Biosciences-BSc (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Human Sciences-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


International Relations-BA (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Law With Business-LLB (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Award of either the Business, Accounting and Finance or Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Law-LLB (Hons)

71%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Liberal Arts-BA (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Marine Biology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Marine Biology-MSci (Hons)

P

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Marine Sciences-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Marketing and Management-BSc (Hons)

P
A

67%

65%

Award of either the Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Mathematics and Data Science-BSc (Hons)

63%

65%

Average of 65% across Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Mathematics and Data Science-MSci (Hons)

63%

65%

Average of 65% across Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Mathematics and Physics-BSc (Hons)

67%

65%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Mathematics with Accounting-BSc (Hons)

P

67%

65%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering, Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Mathematics with Accounting-MSci

P

65%

70%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering, Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Mathematics with Economics-BSc (Hons)

P

67%

65%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering, Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Mathematics with Economics-MSci (Hons)

P

67%

65%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering, Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Mathematics with Finance-BSc (Hons)

P

67%

65%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering, Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Mathematics with Finance-MSci (Hons)

P

67%

65%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering, Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Mathematics with Management-BSc (Hons)

P

67%

65%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering, Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Mathematics with Management-MSci

P

65%

70%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering, Business or Accounting and Finance Pathway


Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

67%

65%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Mathematics-MMath (Hons)

P
A

71%

65%

65% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Mechanical Engineering-BEng (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Mechanical Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Medical Imaging (Diagnostic Radiography)-BSc (Hons)

63%

65%

Interview; Award of Life Sciences Pathway


Medical Sciences-BSc (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Middle East Studies-BA (Hons)

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Natural Sciences-BSc (Hons)

67%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Natural Sciences-MSci (Hons)

67%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Neuroscience-BSc (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Pass Biological Sciences (Human); Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Nursing-MSci (hons)

63%

65%

Interview; Award of Life Sciences Pathway


Nutrition-BSc (Hons)

63%

65%

60% in Biological Sciences (Human); Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Philosophy and History-BA (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Philosophy and Politics-BA (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Philosophy and Sociology-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Philosophy and Theology-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Philosophy-BA (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Physics with Astrophysics-BSc (Hons)

P

67%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Physics with Astrophysics-MPhys (Hons)

P

67%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Physics-BSc (Hons)

P

67%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus; Award of either the Engineering or Life Sciences Pathway


Politics and English-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Politics and Geography-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Politics and International Relations-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Politics and International Relations-BSc (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Politics and Management-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of either the Business, Accounting and Finance or Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Politics and Sociology-BA (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Politics, Philosophy and Economics-BA (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of either the Business, Accounting and Finance or Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Politics-BA (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science-BSc (Hons)

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Psychology-BSc (Hons)

A

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Renewable Energy Engineering-BEng (Hons)

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Renewable Energy Engineering-MEng (Hons)

P

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Renewable Energy-BSc (Hons)

63%

65%

60% in Algebra, Statistics and Calculus and Pass Physics and Mathematical Methods; Award of the Engineering Pathway


Resource and Exploration Geology-BSc (Hons)

67%

65%

Award of Engineering Pathway or Life Sciences


Resource and Exploration Geology-MSci (Hons)

67%

65%

Award of Engineering Pathway or Life Sciences


Sociology and Anthropology-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Sociology and Criminology-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Sociology-BA (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Sociology-BSc (Hons)

A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences-BSc (Hons)

P

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Theology and Religion-BA (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathway


Zoology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

63%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway


Zoology-MSci (Hons)

67%

65%

Award of the Life Sciences Pathway