Search
Loughborough University

Human Biology with an International Foundation Year Loughborough University Degree level: Undergraduate

Back

Course options

Course summary

TEF Gold

Loughborough University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

Find out more about the TEF.

This course is designed for high-calibre international students who have not studied the pre-requisite subjects needed for first-year entry or those that have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and need an extra year of study.

Special emphasis is placed on subject-specific tuition to prepare students for their chosen degree course, as well as developing the study skills needed for success in an independent learning environment.

Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff. As a student on the course you will be a full member the University, with the same access to the Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments.

As a student on the International Foundation Programme you will receive high-quality teaching from renowned Loughborough University academics, and be supported throughout your studies by an academic tutor. During the year you will undertake modules in English, Biology and Sport Science with options from Mathematics and Geography. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Language modules will build your confidence with the English language. In addition, you will benefit from our University Library, IT services, Mathematics Learning Support Centre and a wide range of health and welfare services, including tailored support for international students.

Course details

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C1FP
Institution code L79
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM. Science or Sport BTEC preferred.
Access to HE Diploma For mature students returning to education, Pass Access Course with 60 credits overall to include 45 at level 3.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.
Extended Project We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 - 4) are normally required, including Maths
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 points overall.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop-down field for more information.
Scottish Advanced Higher Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-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.

Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/

Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

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

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/

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

International £17,500 Year 1

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. Fees for the 2020-21 academic year have not yet been confirmed. We have included fees for 2019-20 as a guideline and will update our website with the new fees as soon as they become available. You should prepare for inflationary increases to fees in future years of study.

Provider information

Visit our website

Loughborough University
Loughborough
LE11 3TU


Course contact details

Visit our course page
Undergraduate Admissions Office

01509 274 403