Sport with an International Foundation Year 2019 entry Foundation studies degree

1 year full-time

1 year full-time

Typical offer
BBC
UCAS code
C6FP
Institute code
L79
Start date
30 September 2019
UK / EU fee
£9,250
International fee
£17,500
Subject area
Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Overview

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 sport courses run by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

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 English and Sport Science, with options from subjects including Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Engineering, Psychology and Chemistry. 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.

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Why you should choose us

What you'll study

When you come to study a foundation year, you will have a number of core modules and the option to choose one optional module. The modules you choose, will determine your pathway once you've completed this course so it's worth speaking to your tutor.

How you'll be assessed

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, 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.

International Programme

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) 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.

A mixture of subject-specific modules, classes in academic English language and study skills and one-to-one tutorials prepares students for university study.

Typical offers

To learn more about the qualifications we typically accept, please select your country from the drop-down menu below.

Typical offers for United Kingdom

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 Maths

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

Preferred subjects

BTEC - Sport preferred

Selection

Sport 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. 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

Applications are treated on a case by case basis and a number of other personal situations may also be considered. 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.

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

Afghanistan

Baccalauria

80% overall average

English language

IELTS 5.5 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test

Albania

Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore

8.0 average from the best 4 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test

Algeria

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Angola

Ensino Geral Certificado de Habilitações / Certificado de Habilitações

16.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Argentina

Título de Bachiller

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Australia

Students with Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or Overall Position (OP) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Austria

Students with Austrian Reifeprüfung (Matura) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Azerbaijan

Attestat (General Secondary Education Certificate)

4.5/5.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Bahrain

Tawjahiya (Secondary School Certificate)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)

3.8 overall GPA

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Belarus

Atestat (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

4.5/5.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Belgium

Students with Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) and Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs (DSO)  qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Bolivia

Diploma de Bachiller Cientifico-Humanistico

80% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Brunei

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Bulgaria

Students with Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Cambodia

Diploma of Upper Secondary Education

BBBBBB from the best 6 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Cameroon

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Canada

Students with grade 12 qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements for different states.

Chile

Licencia de Educación / Enseñanza Media

6.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

China

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate

80% over 2 years

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Colombia

Bachiller Académico

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Croatia

Students with the Croatian Matura (Svjedodžba o Maturi) qualification will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Czech Republic

Students with th Czech Maturita (Vysvědčení o Maturitní Zkoušce) qualification will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Denmark

Students with the Bevis for Studentereksamen (STX) qualification will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Djibouti

Baccalauréat Général

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Dominican Republic

Bachillerato

80% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Ecuador

Título de Bachiller en Ciencias

8.00 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Egypt

Thanaweya A’ama (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Eritrea

Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination (ESECE)

75% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Estonia

Students with Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Ethiopia

University Entrance Examination Certificate

595 out of 700

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

European Baccalaureate

Students with European Baccalaureate qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Fiji

Year 13 Certificate

280 aggregate mark from 4 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Finland

Students with Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

France

Students with French Baccalaureat qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Gabon

Baccalaureat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Germany

Students with Abitur qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Ghana

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 from the best 6 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Greece

Students with Greek Apolyterion and Panhellenic Exams qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Haiti

Diplôme d'Enseignement Secondaire

80% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Honduras

Título de Bachiller Científico Humanista

80% average

English language

5.5 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test

Hong Kong

Students with HKDSE qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Hungary

Students with Hungarian Matura (Érettségi Bizonyítvány) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Iceland

Students with Stúdentspróf qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

India

Students with Standard XII school leaving qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Indonesia

Ijazah: Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliyah (SMA/MA)

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Ireland

Students with Leaving Certificate qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Israel

Students with Bagrut qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Italy

Students with Diploma di Esamo di Stato qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Ivory Coast

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

4.0 average over 3 years

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Jordan

Tawjihi (Certificate of General Secondary Education)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Kazakhstan

Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)

4.5 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

63 AGP (B) overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Kosovo

Diploma for High School Graduation

4.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Kuwait

Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Latvia

Students with Atestāts par Vispārējo Vidējo Izglītību qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Lebanon

Baccalauréat Général

14.0 overall or 400/560

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Libya

Secondary Education Certificate

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Lithuania

Students with  Brandos Atestatas qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Madagascar

Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degré

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Malaysia

Students with Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate) or the Sigjil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysian (STPM) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Mali

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Malta

Students with Advanced Matriculation Exam qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Mauritania

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Mexico

Bachillerato General

8.5 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Moldova

Diplomă de Bacalaureat

8.0 average from 4 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Morocco

Diplôme du Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Mozambique

Certificado de Habilitações Literarias

16.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Netherlands

Students with Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

New Zealand

Students with National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Nigeria

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) / National Examinations Council (NECO)

B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 from the best 6 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Norway

Students with Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Oman

General Education Diploma/Thanawiya Amma

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Pakistan

Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)

70% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Paraguay

Título de Bachillerato Científico

8.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Peru

Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa

16.0 average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Philippines

High School Diploma (Grade 12 Academic Track)

Grade B average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Poland

Students with Matura qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Portugal

Students with Diploma de Ensino Secundário qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Qatar

Senior School Certificate/Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama

85%

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Romania

Students with Diploma de Bacalaureat qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Russia

Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education

4.5 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Saudi Arabia

Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate/GSEC)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Senegal

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Singapore

Students with Singapore A Levels qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Slovakia

Students with Matura (Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Slovenia

Students with Maturitetno Spričevalo qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

South Africa

Students with National Senior Certificate (NSC) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

South Korea

Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Diploma)

70% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Spain

Students with Titulo de Bachillerato qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Sri Lanka

Students with A Level or IB qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Sweden

Students with  Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Switzerland

Students with Certificat de Maturité or Maturitätsausweis, Attestato di Maturità qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Syria

General Secondary Certificate/Al Shahâda al-Thânawiyya al-Ämma

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate

80% in 5 relevant subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Tanzania

Students with Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Thailand

Certificate of Secondary Education/Maw 6

3.00 Average GPA

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

The Caribbean

Students with Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Tunisia

Baccalauréat

14.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi

70% cumulative GPA after y12

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

If you are taking the Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma) or Fen Lisesi (Science High School Diploma), please refer to our undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses’

Uganda

Students with A Level or IB qualifications qualifications will be considered for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses. Please see the undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements.

Ukraine

Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu

9.0 overall

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

United Arab Emirates

Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate)

85% average

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

United States of America

High School Graduation Diploma

3.2 overall GPA

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

If you are taking the High School Diploma alongside either Advanced Placement Exams (from our approved list) or SAT II Subject Specific Tests, please refer to our undergraduate prospectus for specific course requirements for direct entry to undergraduate degree courses.

Vietnam

Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Phổ Thông Trung Học

7.5 in the Graduation mark

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

Zambia

General Certificate of Education

333333 from the best 6 subjects

English language

IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each part of the test is required.

The University uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers listed above.

Tuition fees for 2019 entry

UK / EU fees

Full-time course per annum
£9,250
Placement year
N/A

International fees

Full-time course per annum
£17,500
Placement year
N/A

Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by installment.

Additional costs

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.