Undergraduate study2017

Undergraduate

Human Biology with a Foundation Year (Elite Athlete)

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

Human Biology with a Foundation Year is available to 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. It is ideal for students who wish to combine their sports training with academic study.

Human Biology with a Foundation Year (Elite Athlete)

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2017

Human Biology with a Foundation Year is available to 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. It is ideal for students who wish to combine their sports training with academic study.

Course details

Human Biology with a Foundation Year enables entry into our Human Biology degree course for students that that are classed as elite athletes by our performance sport centre and have not got the qualifications required for direct entry. 

It is a one year programme which will enable you to progress onto the first year of Human Biology, provided the relevant progression criteria are met.

During the year you will undertake core modules in Sport Science and options from subjects including Biology (preferred), Maths and Chemistry.

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.

As an elite athlete or elite level coach studying at the UK’s top sporting university, you will benefit from a package of excellent coaching, expert strength and conditioning, sport medicine support and heavily discounted gym membership in addition to access to our extensive sports and training facilities, where possible.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
Foundation studies 1 year C1FY
Teaching and learning methods

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.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of written exams and / or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year.

Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, essays, poster presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops, peer review (review fellow students’ performance) and dissertations.

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.

Eligibility

Students who are eligible for this course:

  • Students competing in their sport at junior international level or higher (or expecting to do so in the next 12 months) who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments*

Applications are treated on a case by case basis and dependent on the applicant’s academic and sporting achievements.

Please contact us for more information.

*If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athletes programme, please contact performancesport@lboro.ac.uk before applying.

Course structure

Core modules:
  • Sport Science
Plus an option from:
  • Statistical Mathematics
  • Applicable Mathematics
An option from:
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology with Sociology
An option from:
  • Materials with Engineering Science
  • Biology (preferred)
  • Business

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: C1FY Foundation studies 1 year

A-Level
3 A-Levels at grades BBC (not including General Studies or Critical Thinking)
SQA AH
IB
30 overall
Other
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM
Additional
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C are normally required, including Mathematics and English.

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250

International students can apply for the International Foundation Programme

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support for UK/EU Students 2017-18

Undergraduate international students: please refer to the pages on financial support for international students.

 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students.

(Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
Up to £6,000 over three years LSP pages
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years DTS pages
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Sports pages 
Email
01509 226108
Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Arts pages
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Care Leavers pages

Department / School Key Information Sets

Foundation studies 1 year

UCAS code: C1FY

Our students

Alexandra B

“The practical laboratory sessions enable hands on experience while also preparing us for a potential future career in the field.”

Charlie M

“We have access to world class facilities and opportunities to meet a variety a people within the Sport and Exercise field which will help us with our future career choices.”

Elie Jr A

“The teaching quality here is of a high standard. They aim to challenge you and provide you the opportunity to ask questions and learn in an engaging environment.”

Joe B

“My course has high quality of teaching in an environment that encourages engagement. We also have many lab sessions which complement the module content and lecture very well.”

Emily G

“Across all three years of the course, students have plenty of choice and freedom in terms of which modules they choose, therefore allowing you to really tailor your course to your preference.”

Hayley J

“In some modules you are taught in world-class training facilities such as the Gymnastics Centre and High Performance Athletics Centre. It isn't unusual to see some GB athletes training while you are being taught!”

Nick B

“The support here is great. It’s really good knowing that there is always someone you can speak to who will try to help you to the best of their ability in dealing with any issue you may have.”

Kathryn D

“I love the close knit community feel that there is on campus and in town. Staff and students are really friendly and this is the perfect environment for starting university.”

Laura B

“Loughborough is the best university in the country for Sport Science and that is something that comes through in the teaching, the modules and the experience you gain from it.”

Alexandra B

“The practical laboratory sessions enable hands on experience while also preparing us for a potential future career in the field.”

Charlie M

“We have access to world class facilities and opportunities to meet a variety a people within the Sport and Exercise field which will help us with our future career choices.”

Elie Jr A

“The teaching quality here is of a high standard. They aim to challenge you and provide you the opportunity to ask questions and learn in an engaging environment.”

Joe B

“My course has high quality of teaching in an environment that encourages engagement. We also have many lab sessions which complement the module content and lecture very well.”

Emily G

“Across all three years of the course, students have plenty of choice and freedom in terms of which modules they choose, therefore allowing you to really tailor your course to your preference.”

Hayley J

“In some modules you are taught in world-class training facilities such as the Gymnastics Centre and High Performance Athletics Centre. It isn't unusual to see some GB athletes training while you are being taught!”

Nick B

“The support here is great. It’s really good knowing that there is always someone you can speak to who will try to help you to the best of their ability in dealing with any issue you may have.”

Kathryn D

“I love the close knit community feel that there is on campus and in town. Staff and students are really friendly and this is the perfect environment for starting university.”

Laura B

“Loughborough is the best university in the country for Sport Science and that is something that comes through in the teaching, the modules and the experience you gain from it.”