Biochemistry with an International Foundation Year is a one-year course designed for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and therefore need an extra year of study for UK undergraduate study. Offers will not normally be made to those who apply simply because their A-level grades/predictions are below the requirements for direct entry to the degree programme.
Special emphasis is placed on subject-specific tuition to prepare students for their chosen degree course, as well as developing the study skills needed for success in an independent learning environment.
Biochemistry with an International Foundation Year enables entry on to our Biochemistry degree course, provided the relevant progression criteria are met.
Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff. As a student on the course you will be a full member the University, with the same access to the Studentsâ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments.
As a student on the International Foundation Programme you will receive high quality teaching from renowned Loughborough University academics, and be supported throughout your studies by an academic tutor. During the year you will undertake modules in During the year you will undertake core modules in applicable mathematics, physics, structure and reactivity, synthesis and spectroscopy, biological systems and disease, and living organisms: variation, population and environment. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.
Language modules will build your confidence with the English language. In addition, you will benefit from our University Library, IT services, Mathematics Learning Support Centre and wide range of health and welfare services, including tailored support for international students.
Loughborough international foundation programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Foundation modules are assessed by a combination of written exams and/or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year. Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, essays, presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops and peer review. It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.
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Loughborough is an incredible university. The halls are excellent, clean and spacious, and the uni makes everything really exciting in first year with so much to get involved in. The sports and exercise facilities at the uni are really amazing too. There are so many great support structures and opportunities to join the union, as well as special campaigns, like Play With Pride, so you'll feel welcome and inspired throughout your studies.
Set for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
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Set for Year 1 for International at £17,500
Loughborough provides a fantastic atmosphere for your studies. Am extremely warm and friendly place with so much to get involved in. The facilities are wicked! To be honest the UK university rankings speak for themselves! You can’t go wrong here!
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