Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Human Biology with an International Foundation Year

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course) C1FP BBC 1 October 2018

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Human Biology with an International Foundation Year

Human Biology with an International Foundation Year is a one-year course 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.

Human Biology with an International Foundation Year enables entry on to our Human Biology degree course.

During the year you will undertake modules in English, Biology, Mathematics and Sport Science.

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, click here.

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.

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.


Modules

  • Sport Science
  • English Language
  • Biology

Plus an option from:

  • Statistical Mathematics
  • Applicable Mathematics

Please note: Students who have already met the University department’s required level of English with a local qualification (such as WAEC) may be exempt from taking English Language modules as part of the foundation year, pending confirmation from their department. They would instead choose from a list of other available academic modules.


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: lab 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.


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

C1FP Human Biology with an International Foundation Year - Foundation studies

A-Level
BBC
IB
30 points overall
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM
GCSE
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 - 4) are normally required, including Mathematics

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, see our International website.

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to 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: C1FP