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This is for you if... you want to study mathematics, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements.
Our integrated Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM) Foundation Year degrees are aimed at students who wish to study a STEM subject, such as mathematics, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements.
•By completing the STEM Foundation Year you will automatically progress onto the first year of your chosen degree.
•You will be taught by our expert academic staff from across a number of departments.
•The course does not require a maths test for entry, but it will cover the A-level maths syllabus and understanding of this will be measured before you progress.
•The course strongly emphasises the development of essential professional and personal skills, which are necessary throughout your studies and beyond.
•During your foundation year you will join our student community and be able to enjoy all aspects of the University of Leicester student experience. You will be able to join the Students’ Union, use our academic and leisure facilities, live in our accommodation and access all our support services.
•You will have a personal tutor to support you.
Please see website for further details.
As well as lectures, your course will involve regular group meetings, run by both staff and other students, where students’ work is discussed. You will gain experience in presenting mathematical arguments to fellow students, which will enhance and develop your presentation and communication skills.
Development of ICT and programming skills is an integral part of all our mathematics degrees. Through a combination of computer labs and dedicated modules, you will learn to use the computational functions in Excel, program in Matlab and VBA and use LaTeX for scientific writing. However, no previous knowledge of computing is needed for any of our degrees.
A typical week for a first or second year student might consist of nine or ten hours of lectures, about four hours of small group working and about three hours of problem classes or computer classes. You will also spend several hours a week on private study: review of lecture material, problem solving, additional reading and preparing for tutorials.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||A-level Mathematics or Physics must have been taken. If not, must have at least grade A/7 in GCSE Mathematics and Physics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Typically, subject should be Engineering or a Physical Science. Please contact department to check subject suitability.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to H.E. Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 24 of which must be at Distinction in relevant Science and Mathematics modules.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M2, M2||including Mathematics or Physics. If not, must have at least grade A/7 in GCSE Mathematics and Physics.|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|