Biological Sciences

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 14 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14 k / Year(s)  
200 place StudyQA ranking:5433 Duration:9 months

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A quality-assured course offering direct entry to the first year of your bachelor's degree at a leading university

The INTO University of East Anglia Foundation programme combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of mathematics-related degrees.

Why apply for the international foundation programme?

  • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • full university status
  • a quality assured university programme
  • a campus based programme with access to university facilities
  • a conditional offer of a place on the first year of a relevant undergraduate
    degree at the University of East Anglia
  • professional support and guidance with university applications
  • multiple start dates
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

Course length: 3 - 4 terms (9 - 12 months)

When can I start?

  • September 2014 Start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 29 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 27 Mar 2015
Term 3: Tue 07 Apr 2015 to Fri 26 Jun 2015
Term 4: Mon 06 Jul 2015 to Fri 21 Aug 2015


  • September 2014 Start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
Term 3: Tue 07 Apr 2015 to Fri 29 May 2015


Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available Tuition fee
  • GBP 13995 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 13995 Year (Non-EEA)

Tuition fees do not include:

  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation) ;
  • textbooks and other learning materials: an additional charge in the region of £180 per academic course (three term), £240 per academic course (four term).
Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 9 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

You will study the following modules:

Academic English and Study Skills

  • Improve and develop your skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. By doing practical tasks you will develop the skills to read and interpret academic texts and write academic assignments.

Mathematics for Science

  • Provides you with an understanding of the key mathematical topics relevant to the sciences, including trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, logarithms and probability and statistics.

Advanced Mathematics

  • You will gain an understanding in a number of topics including counting techniques, concepts of arithmetic and geometric series, vectors, complex numbers and their algebra, trigonometry and transcendental functions, linear algebra and numerical methods for solving equations.

Foundation Physics

  • Topics covered include key physical quantities, kinematics, forces and collisions, waves, electricity, radioactivity and the nucleus, work, energy and power.


  • Aims to get you thinking like an economist, covering terminology and concepts used in economics.

Introduction to Business

  • Provides you with a basic understanding of business and management, covering themes such as: the business environment, managing people, leadership, human resource management and marketing.

Professional & Communication Skills

  • Covers a range of key transferable skills such as critical thinking, leadership and management, ICT for university, intercultural studies, communication and collaborative working.

Tracking your progress

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practicals
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises


If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, the International Foundation programme provides academic preparation for first year entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme. In some circumstances you may be able to enrol on the Foundation programme in order to change your specialist subject.


Academic requirements:

You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with very good grades.

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

English requirements:

Four term programme: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Three term programme: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

If you do not meet the minimum English language entry requirements, you can apply for English for University Study.

The Centre accepts other Secure English Language Tests (SELT) including Pearson PTE. Please contact us for further details.


17 years and above.

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31st December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.



High achievement is important to INTO and its students. We reward the academic success of the best students and in 2010 gave over £1m in scholarships that helped fund their studies.

If you have a strong academic record you will have the opportunity to apply for an INTO scholarship. These recognise those that have worked hard to join us and have the potential to go on to study at the highest levels. Every study centre offers scholarships and each application is considered with great care.

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