Undergraduate study


Sport 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) C6FP BBC 1 October 2018


in the world for sport-related subjects

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017


for Sport Science

The Complete University Guide

Top 10

in UK for learning resources


of graduates in work or further study

DLHE 2015

Sport with an International Foundation Year

Sport 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.

Sport with an International Foundation Year is a one year programme which will enable you to progress onto the first year of your chosen degree course, provided the relevant progression criteria are met.

The course allows you to progress on to any of the following courses run by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences:

During the year you will undertake core modules in English, Sport Science, Mathematics and options from subjects including Biology, Engineering, Psychology and Chemistry.

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.

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.


  • Sport Science
  • English Language

Plus an option from:

  • Statistical Mathematics
  • Applicable Mathematics

An option from:

  • Chemistry
  • Psychology with Sociology
  • Materials with Engineering Science
  • Biology
  • Business

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.


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

C6FP Sport with an International Foundation Year - Foundation studies

30 points overall
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM
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.


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 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.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £n/a   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Department / School Key Information Sets

Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course)

UCAS code: C6FP