University of Huddersfield International Study Centre
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The International Foundation Year in Engineering, Computing & Science will prepare you to study one of more than thirty degrees at the University of Huddersfield, in fields such as computer science, most engineering disciplines, forensic science, music technology and pharmaceutical science.
You will study core modules, which are general skills subjects, and specialised modules tailored to your chosen area of study, all of which are important for your academic development.
If you are unable to arrive in the UK to begin your pathway programme in September, there is now the option to begin either your programme in November. If you start at the ISC in November, you will complete your pathway programme and progress to the University of Huddersfield (upon successfully achieving the progression requirements) at the same time as the September students. See full semester dates below.
Depending on your chosen progression degree and career aims, you will focus on a specific subject pathway. This will allow you to study subject-specific modules more closely related to your progression degree. You can choose between:
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, enabling you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
This module will encourage students to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for Physics and support further study of the subject. Students will appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. They will also develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of Physics and develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other. As students taking this module have decided to study an Engineering, Science or Computer Science degree the subject will be taught in a contextualized way with applied examples given during the module to help and prepare them for the specific demands of their chosen degree.
Personal, Learning and Critical Thinking Skills are essential skills for work and learning, and will prepare you to confidently enter university and later working life. The six groups of skills are:
This module is assessed by a project that focuses on your chosen degree subject and is an essential component of the International Foundation Year Programme.
Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent^
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (minimum of 4.0 in writing), or equivalent*
Age on entry: 17+ (in the September or October of the academic year you begin your course at the International Study Centre)
Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific requirements.
*If you do not need a Student visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.
^To ensure that students are adequately prepared for the IFY Health Science route and IFY Engineering Science routes, applicants should have studied a science subject previously. Ideally, this would be Biology, but if they have studied Physics and/or Chemistry, this will suffice.
Course length: 2 semesters
Entry points: September, November and January
Semester 1: 14/09/2020 - 22/01/2021
Semester 2: 01/02/2021 - 21/05/2021
Semester 1: 02/11/2020 - 05/02/2021
Semester 2: 08/02/2020 - 04/06/2021
Semester 1: 11/01/2021 - 07/05/2021
Semester 2: 10/05/2021 - 06/08/2021
To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.
This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.