Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Geography with an International Foundation Year

Foundation Studies

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course) L7YF BBB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

Geography with an International Foundation Year

Geography with an International Foundation Year is designed for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and therefore need an extra year of study for UK undergraduate 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.

Geography with an International Foundation Year enables entry on to our Geography (BA or BSc) degree courses provided the relevant progression criteria are met. 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 Geography and English, plus other optional modules. 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 wide range of health and welfare services, including tailored support for international students.

Loughborough international foundation programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students. For details of the typical entry requirements, listed by country, please click here.

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
  • English Language*

Plus options from

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

* Students who meet the required English Language requirements for Geography will be exempt from taking English Language modules as part of the Foundation Year, pending confirmation from their School/Department. They would instead take another academic subject module.

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

L7YF Geography with an International 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: L7YF