Mathematics with a Foundation Year at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

This course is primarily for candidates who have not studied the prerequisite subjects needed for first year entry, or have not met their expected entrance requirements due to adverse situations, or because of their sporting commitments, as well as mature students returning to education or care leavers. Completing a foundation year will enable you to progress onto the first year of our courses in mathematics, provided the relevant progression criteria are met. Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff including specialist Foundation teaching staff. As a student on the course you will be a full member of the University, with the same access to the Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments.  You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, labs and tutorials. During the year you will undertake modules in Applicable Mathematics, with a choice of Physics, Materials with Engineering Science, Programming with Electronics or Programming with Design, Psychology with Sociology, Chemistry, Chemistry, Biology and Economics Completing a foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success. It not only opens doors to courses that may have previously looked closed, but also provides a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. Many who have completed the foundation year have also said how beneficial it was to them in supporting their transition into University life.  The Foundation Studies course also offers the opportunity for students performing at a very high standard in their chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments. It is ideal for students who wish to combine their sports training with academic study. If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athletes programme, please contact [email protected] before applying.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Foundation modules are assessed via written exams and / or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year. Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, essays, presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops and peer review (review fellow students’ performance). It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
G102
Institution code:
L79
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students: We are pleased to be working with ONCAMPUS Loughborough to deliver the Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP). International students can apply directly for the Undergraduate Foundation at https://www.oncampus.global/uk/campuses/oncampus-loughborough

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Students who are eligible for this course include: Those wishing to study a degree without the appropriate background Students performing at a very high standard in a chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments* Mature students returning to education Those who did not meet their expected entrance requirements due to illness or other adverse situations Students with alternative backgrounds and qualifications Applications are treated on a case by case basis and a number of other personal situations may also be considered. Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview and/or maths test may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place they will be invited to visit the department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough. * If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athletes programme, please contact [email protected] before applying.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £22000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £22000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Mathematics with a Foundation Year at Loughborough University - UCAS