International Foundation in Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects, including Biological Sciences, Computing, Mathematics and Software Engineering at the University of Stirling. With this pathway, students also have the opportunity to progress to one of our affiliate partner universities in Scotland. Depending on the university they choose, students may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of their degree.

Key information

  • Develop an understanding of physical sciences through real-world experiments.
  • Attend lectures at the University that will broaden knowledge learned in practical classes.
  • Benefit from learning in an environment that focuses on seminar-style teaching.
  • Progress to one of our partner Scottish universities, including the University of Stirling.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
17
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 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Dates & Fees


October 2022 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 3 October 2022 - Fri 2 June 2023
£14,995

January 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023
£14,995

Modules

Compulsory Modules
Core Mathematics and Statistics
20 Credits
English Language for Academic Purposes
20 Credits
Study Skills for Science
20 Credits
Specialist Modules
Biology
20 Credits
Chemistry
20 Credits
Introduction to Business
40 Credits
Introduction to Psychology
20 Credits
Introduction to Sport Studies
20 Credits
Physics
20 Credits
Principles of Computing
20 Credits
Pure and Applied Mathematics
40 Credits

Progression

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

Animal Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Applied Mathematics-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Aquaculture-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Biology and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Biology and Psychology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Biomedical Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Biomedical Sciences-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Business Computing-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Business Studies and Sports Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60%

Cell Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Chemistry-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Civil Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Computer Science-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Computing Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Computing Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Conservation Biology and Management-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Data Science-BSc
60%
60% with a minimum of 55% in each subskill

Data Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Ecology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Electronic and Electrical Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Environmental Geography-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Film and Media and Sports Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Immunology/Microbiology-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Manufacturing Engineering with Management-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Marine Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Mathematics and Psychology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Mechanical Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Pharmacology-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Product Design Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Psychology and Sociology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology and Sociology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology and Sports Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Software Engineering-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Software Engineering-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Sport and Exercise Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Entry requirements

Age requirement
17
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 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Dates & Fees


October 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 2 October 2023 - Fri 31 May 2024

January 2024 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 23 August 2024

Progression

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

Animal Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Applied Mathematics-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Aquaculture-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Biology and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Biology and Psychology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Biomedical Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Biomedical Sciences-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Business Computing-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Business Studies and Sports Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60%

Cell Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Chemistry-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Civil Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Computer Science-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Computing Science and Mathematics-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Computing Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Conservation Biology and Management-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Data Science-BSc
60%
60% with a minimum of 55% in each subskill

Data Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Ecology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Electronic and Electrical Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Environmental Geography-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Environmental Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Film and Media and Sports Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Immunology/Microbiology-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Manufacturing Engineering with Management-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Marine Biology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Mathematics and Psychology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Mechanical Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Pharmacology-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Product Design Engineering-BEng
60%
60% EAP

Psychology and Sociology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology and Sociology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology and Sports Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Software Engineering-BSc
60%
60% EAP

Software Engineering-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Sport and Exercise Science-BSc (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)