Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Geography with a Foundation Year

Foundation Studies

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course) L7FY BBB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

Geography with a Foundation Year

Geography with a Foundation Year is primarily for candidates who for some reason have not had the opportunity to study the pre-requisite subjects needed for first year entry.

Geography with a Foundation Year enables entry into Geography for students that have not studied the correct subjects, or not quite achieved the qualifications required, perhaps due to illness, family issues or other commitments. Offers will not normally be made to those who apply simply because their A-level grades/predictions are below the requirements for direct entry to the degree programme.

It is a one year programme which will enable you to progress onto Geography (BA or BSc), provided the relevant progression criteria are met.

During the year you will undertake modules in Geography and other optional modules. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

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.

Elite Athletes Programme

The Foundation Studies course also offers the opportunity for students performing at a very high standard in their 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. If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athletes programme, please contact performancesport@lboro.ac.uk before applying.

Eligibility

Offers will not normally be made to those who apply simply because their A-level grades/predictions are below the requirements for direct entry to the degree programme.
Students who are eligible for this course include:

 

  • Those wishing to study a degree without the appropriate background
  • 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*
  • Mature students returning to education
  • Those who did not meet their expected entrance requirements due to illness or other adverse situations
  • Students with alternative backgrounds and qualifications

 

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

Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff. As a student on the course you will be a member of the University, with full 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.


Modules

Core modules:

  • Geography

Plus options from

  • Sport science or Economics
  • Chemistry or Psychology with Sociology
  • Biology or Business

 

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability.


Assessment

Foundation 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 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.

The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

L7FY Geography with a Foundation Year - Foundation studies

A-Level
BBB
IB
32 points overall
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD
GCSE
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 -4) are normally required. Including Mathematics.

Selection

Applications are treated on a case by case basis and a number of other personal situations may also be considered. Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place they will be invited to visit the department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Department / School Key Information Sets

Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course)

UCAS code: L7FY