Glasgow Caledonian University logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 13.3k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 383pts.
  • Duration:
  • 9 months

    Description

    Equivalent to the first year of a Scottish degree

    This International Certificate in Higher Education is equivalent to the first year of your degree at Glasgow Caledonian University and leads you directly into year two of a number of specialist degrees from Biomedical Science to Pharmacology. Students from Malaysia can progress to year one of Optometry.

    Why apply for the international certificate of higher education programme?

    • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
    • equivalent to a first year Scottish undergraduate degree programme
    • direct entry to the second year of undergraduate study
    • 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 Glasgow Caledonian University
    • the highest levels of personal care and support

    94% of students who completed the International Certificate progressed to a UK university in 2011

    Course length: 3 - 5 terms (9 - 15 months)

    When can I start?

    • March 2014 start (5 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 24 Mar 2014 to Fri 06 Jun 2014
    Term 2: Mon 16 Jun 2014 to Fri 22 Aug 2014
    Term 3: Mon 08 Sep 2014 to Fri 05 Dec 2014
    Term 4: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
    Term 5: Mon 23 Mar 2015 to Fri 05 Jun 2015

    £20,850

    • June 2014 Start (5 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 16 Jun 2014 to Fri 22 Aug 2014
    Term 2: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 05 Dec 2014
    Term 3: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
    Term 4: Mon 23 Mar 2015 to Fri 05 Jun 2015
    Term 5: Mon 08 Jun 2015 to Fri 21 Aug 2015

    £21,000

    • June 2014 Start (4 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 16 Jun 2014 to Fri 22 Aug 2014
    Term 2: Mon 08 Sep 2014 to Fri 05 Dec 2014
    Term 3: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
    Term 4: Mon 23 Mar 2015 to Fri 05 Jun 2015

    £17,050

    • September 2014 Start (4 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 05 Dec 2014
    Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
    Term 3: Mon 23 Mar 2015 to Fri 05 Jun 2015
    Term 4: Mon 08 Jun 2015 to Fri 21 Aug 2015

    £17,200

    • September 2014 Start (3 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 08 Sep 2014 to Fri 05 Dec 2014
    Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
    Term 3:Mon 23 Mar 2015 to Fri 05 Jun 2015

    £13,250

    • January 2015 Start (3 terms)

    Term 1: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 20 Mar 2015
    Term 2: Mon 23 Mar 2015 to Fri 05 Jun 2015
    Term 3: Mon 08 Jun 2015 to Fri 21 Aug 2015

    £13,250

    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 13250 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 13250 Year (Non-EEA)

    Tuition fees do not include:

    • text books and other learning materials: an additional cost in the region of £170 per academic course (three term), £230 per academic course (four term), £290 per academic course (five term) ;
    • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation) ;
    • lab fee: an additional £325 per year to cover the use of laboratory facilities (only applicable to science based courses)
    Start date January,March,June,September 2015 Duration full-time 9 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    You will study the following modules:

    English for Academic Purpose and Study Skills, including ICT

    • You will look at reading techniques and writing styles as well as developing your note taking and presentation skills. Additionally you will learn how to use dictionaries and other study aids.

    Cells and Biomolecules

    • This module introduces the structures and functions of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins and studies the role of these biomolecules, enzymes and energy in cellular processes such as glycolysis, fermentation, cellular respiration, b-oxidation and photosynthesis.

    Chemistry

    • Students will begin with a study of the concepts of atomic and molecular structures, and continue to examine the stoichiometry, kinetics and mechanisms of reaction. Other topics covered include organic functional group reactions, the stereochemistry of simple organic molecules and chemical equilibria.

    Introduction to Genetics

    • This module considers structure and synthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins; chromosome structure, Mendelian genetics and inherited human disorders; and introduction to molecular biology.

    Mathematics and Statistics of Experimentation

    • This module is designed to provide a basic introduction to the theory and application of mathematical and statistical methods within the biological sciences. Practical statistical work will be carried out using an appropriate statistical package.

    Physiology

    • This module considers various regulatory mechanisms that underpin key activities of major body systems. This is followed by a more detailed study of physiological detection and control systems: endocrine and reproductive physiology, the nervous system and the special senses, and nerve-muscle physiology.

    Practical Skills for Biosciences 1

    • The module will introduce students to the Departmental and University Health and Safety Policies, risk assessment, the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH), and good laboratory practice. A range of specific practical/laboratory skills such as microscopy, pipetting, spectrophotometry and physiological measurement will be introduced and developed with emphasis on ensuring students gain a basic level of competence in these skills.

    Practical Skills for Biosciences 2

    • Practical skills such as solution preparation, spectrophotometry, calibration curve preparation, assay techniques, separation techniques (TLC, column chromatography and gel electrophoresis), and basic molecular biology and enzyme kinetics techniques will be developed to ensure students gain competence in these skills.

    How will I be assessed?

    Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

    Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

    Audience

    If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, the International Certificate of Higher Education 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.

    This course is not available for UK or EU students.


    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.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 4

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.

    Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with very good grades, or show strong evidence of ability to complete the programme successfully and progress to their chosen degree.

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

    English requirements:

    Five term programme: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent

    Four term programme: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent

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

    We can also accept Pearson (PTE). Please contact us for further details.

    If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.

    Age:

    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 Glasgow Caledonian University.

    Funding

    Scholarships

    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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