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International Foundation Year in Life Sciences, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #135 (QS) Lancaster, United Kingdom
The International Foundation Year in Life Sciences leads to a choice of degrees in the Faculty of Health and Medicine and in the Faculty of Science and Technology. 
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Overview

To prepare for your degree, you will study subject modules and core English language modules. Degree options include Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, and Ecology.

You will learn about cell structure and function, as well as physiological processes in animals. Other areas of study include plant biology, genetics and ecology. Mathematic techniques are part of the course, and you will apply your understanding to real-life situations.

You will progress to your chosen degree when you have completed the International Foundation Year and achieved the grades you need.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Subject specific modules

  • Core Mathematics
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry 2
  • Further Studies in Biology and Chemistry

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

General requirements

  • Age: 17+ upon entry to the International Study Centre
  • Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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