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The Certificate of International Foundation Studies - Life/Health is a pre-degree access programme for courses in the Faculty of Health and Faculty of Life Sciences. This programme will provide you with a solid basis for future undergraduate study at the University of Bradford. This course is designed for international students who do not have the necessary academic and/or English language qualifications for registration directly onto a degree course. The Certificate of International Foundation Studies offers an introductory grounding in your chosen discipline and equips you with the study and interpersonal skills necessary for effective undergraduate study. Successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress to a range of degree programmes in health, nursing and life sciences. Rankings International Student Barometer 2017:
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You will study four core modules in semester one and two of four optional modules in semester two. Carrying out Research (core) English for Academic Purposes (core) English for Specific Academic Purposes (core) Foundation Year Project (core) Foundation in Chemistry (option) Foundation in Human Biology (option) Study Skills for Life Sciences (option)
You will learn via:
- Keynote lectures
- Seminars and group tutorials
- Practical and simulation classes
- Online learning activities and directed study tasks packages
- Collaborative learning
- Enquiry-based learning
- Reflection on learning experiences collected via an e-portfolio
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. The English language requirements for the programme are 1.0 IELTS points below the overall English requirement for the chosen degree programme you wish to progress onto. See specific course pages for details. This must be the IELTS Academic test and taken at a UKVI approved test centre. For a list of approved centres please see the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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Admissions Office - Faculty of Health Studies Team
Admissions Office - Faculty of Life Sciences Team