University of East Anglia logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 15k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 15k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1134pts.
  • Duration:
  • 9 months

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    Study a quality-assured science course leading to the first year of your bachelor's degree in the leading University of East Anglia Science Department

    The INTO University of East Anglia Pharmacy, Biomedicine and Health Degree Foundation programme combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of degree in areas such as Biochemistry, Psychology, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Environmental Sciences.

    Why apply for the international foundation programme?

    • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
    • full university status
    • a quality assured university programme
    • a campus based programme with access to university facilities
    • a conditional offer of a place on the first year of a relevant undergraduate
      degree at the University of East Anglia
    • professional support and guidance with university applications
    • multiple start dates
    • the highest levels of personal care and support

    Course length: 3 - 4 terms (9 - 12 months)

    When can I start?

    • January 2014 Start (3 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 06 Jan 2014 to Fri 21 Mar 2014
    Term 2: Mon 07 Apr 2014 to Fri 23 Jun 2014
    Term 3:Mon 07 Jul 2014 to Fri 22 Aug 2014


    • July 2014 Start (4 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 07 Jul 2014 to Fri 12 Sep 2014
    Term 2: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
    Term 3: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
    Term 4: Tue 07 Apr 2015 to Fri 29 May 2015


    • September 2014 Start (4 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 29 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
    Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 27 Mar 2015
    Term 3: Tue 07 Apr 2015 to Fri 26 Jun 2015
    Term 4: Mon 06 Jul 2015 to Fri 21 Aug 2015


    • September 2014 Start (3 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
    Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
    Term 3:Tue 07 Apr 2015 to Fri 29 May 2015


    • January 2015 Start (3 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 27 Mar 2015
    Term 2: Tue 07 Apr 2015 to Fri 26 Jun 2015
    Term 3: Mon 06 Jul 2015 to Fri 21 Aug 2015


    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available Tuition fee
    • GBP 14995 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 14995 Year (Non-EEA)

    Tuition fees do not include:

    • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation) ;
    • textbooks and other learning materials: an additional charge in the region of £180 per academic course (three term), £240 per academic course (four term).
    Start date January,July,September 2015 Duration full-time 9 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    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.

    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.

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

    You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

    • essays
    • reports
    • practicals
    • exercises
    • group and individual research projects
    • portfolios
    • oral presentations
    • seminar discussions
    • class tests
    • problem solving exercises


    If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, the International Foundation programme provides academic preparation for first year entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme. In some circumstances you may be able to enrol on the Foundation programme in order to change your specialist subject.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.



    Academic requirements:

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

    For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

    English requirements:

    Four term programme: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

    Three term programme: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

    If you do not meet the minimum English language entry requirements, you can apply for English for University Study.

    The Centre accepts other Secure English Language Tests (SELT) including Pearson PTE. Please contact us for further details.


    17 years and above.

    All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31st December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.



    High achievement is important to INTO and its students. We reward the academic success of the best students and in 2010 gave over £1m in scholarships that helped fund their studies.

    If you have a strong academic record you will have the opportunity to apply for an INTO scholarship. These recognise those that have worked hard to join us and have the potential to go on to study at the highest levels. Every study centre offers scholarships and each application is considered with great care.

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