International Foundation in Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering

Introduction

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.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 16

Award

Certificate of Higher Education (SCQF Level 7) from the University of Stirling.

Teaching

Teaching methods

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

Why INTO University of Stirling?

  • Top 20 in the UK for Sports Science (The Complete University Guide 2020).
  • BA (Hons) Sports Studies is designed around three specific knowledge pathways: Sports Policy and Management; Physical Activity and Health; and Sport, Culture and Society.
  • BSc (Hons) Computing Science students are encouraged to build a strong link with industry through placements with local organisations as well as large corporates.

Student success

100% Passed
93% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Foundation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to University of Stilring of those who passed

Start Dates October January
Program length 3 Terms

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 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 10 March 2023
Mon 20 March 2023 - Fri 2 June 2023

£14,995


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 10 March 2023
Mon 20 March 2023 - Fri 2 June 2023
Mon 12 June 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023

£14,995


Modules

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

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Core Mathematics and Statistics

20 Credits

English Language for Academic Purposes

20 Credits

Study Skills for Science

20 Credits

Term 1 specialist modules

Credit value

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 subject

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)


Start Dates October January
Program length 3 Terms

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 15 December 2023
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 8 March 2024
Mon 18 March 2024 - Fri 31 May 2024


January 2024 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 8 March 2024
Mon 18 March 2024 - Fri 31 May 2024
Mon 10 June 2024 - Fri 23 August 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

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)