International Foundation in General Science with English

Study a quality assured science course, leading to the first year of your Bachelor degree at a leading science university. The course combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year science related degrees.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 17
  • English level: B1: Intermediate / | IELTS 5
  • Academic level:

    You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with very good grades.

Course format

  • Length of study: From 3 terms
  • Lessons per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 17 - 24
  • Typical student mix:
    27% European, 45% Far Eastern, 28% Other

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 7 Jul 2014
    • 22 Sep 2014
    • 29 Sep 2014
    • 5 Jan 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 14995.00 GBP

    Tuition length options

    • 3 terms: 14995.00 GBP
    • 4 terms: 19245.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 150.00 GBP
    • Textbooks per term: 60.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

What will I study?

Course modules:

Academic English and Study Skills

Improve and develop your skills in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking. By doing practical tasks you will develop the skills to read and interpret academic texts and write academic assignments.

Foundation Biology

This module covers the basic principles of organisation in living systems from biochemistry, genetics and cells, to whole organisms, populations and ecosystems.

Foundation Chemistry

You'll explore various principles of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry including atomic structure and chemical bonding, synthesis of organic compounds, acids and bases, reaction kinetics and thermodynamics.

Foundation Physics

Topics covered include key physical quantities, kinematics, forces and collisions, waves, electricity, radioactivity and the nucleus, work, energy and power.

Mathematics for Science

Provides you with an understanding of the key mathematical topics relevant to the sciences, including trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, logarithms and probability and statistics.

Plus TWO of the following options:

Applied Physics

You'll use your knowledge of forces and thermodynamics and apply these to weather and climate. You'll also further your understanding of forces and waves and apply it to geophysical sciences.

Further Chemistry

An exploration of the principles of electrochemistry, analytical chemistry and spectroscopic techniques.

Human Physiology

This module introduces you to some of the main organ systems of the human body, namely the circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, immune, digestive and renal systems. You will learn basic anatomy and about how each system works on its own and in relation to other systems in the body.

Advanced Mathematics

You will gain an understanding in a number of topics including counting techniques, concepts of arithmetic and geometric series, vectors, complex numbers and their algebra, trigonometry and transcendental functions, linear algebra and numerical methods for solving equations.

Where will it take me?

The General Science option leads to the following Bachelor degrees at the University of East Anglia:

School of Biological Science and School of Chemistry

  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • BSc Biology with Science Communication
  • BSc Biomedicine
  • BSc Cell Biology
  • BSc Ecology
  • MSci Microbiology
  • BSc Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • MSci Plant Science
  • BSc Chemical Physics
  • MChem Chemical Physics with a year in North America
  • BSc Chemistry
  • MChem Chemistry
  • MChem Chemistry with Analytical and Forensic Science
  • MChem Forensic and Investigative Chemistry
  • MChem Chemistry with a year in North America
  • BSc Natural Sciences
  • BSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry

School of Computing Science and School of Environmental Science

  • BSc Business Information Systems
  • BSc Computer Graphics
  • BEng Computer Systems Engineering
  • BSc Computing for Business
  • BSc Computing for Business with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Computing Science
  • BSc Computing Science, Imaging and Multimedia
  • BSc Computing Science with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Software Engineering
  • BSc Environmental Chemistry
  • BSc Environmental Earth Sciences
  • MSci Environmental Earth Sciences
  • BSc Environmental Geography and Climate Change
  • MSci Environmental Geography and Climate Change
  • BSc Environmental Geography and International Development
  • BSc Environmental Sciences
  • MSci Environmental Sciences
  • BSc Climate Science
  • MSci Climate Science
  • BSc Environmental Geography and Climate Change
  • MSci Environmental Geography and Climate Change
  • BSc Meteorology and Oceanography
  • MSci Meteorology and Oceanography

School of International Development

  • BA International Development
  • BA International Development with Overseas Experience
  • BA International Development with Social Anthropology and Politics
  • BA International Development with Social Anthropology and Politics with Overseas Experience
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