Bachelor Degree with Integrated International Foundation Year (Science) BSc

Year of entry

2024 course information
Start date
September 2025
Delivery type
On campus
4 years full time

Course overview

Natural Sciences

The Bachelor Degree with Integrated International Foundation Year (Science) offers an opportunity to those international students who have the potential and motivation to succeed, but do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to Year 1 of a University of Leeds Science related undergraduate degree programme.

The University of Leeds International Foundation Year is one of the most established and successful programmes of its type in the UK. For more than 30 years it has been helping high-achieving international students to realise their ambition of studying for an undergraduate degree at the University. During this year of study, all your teaching is delivered by academic staff at the University and you are taught on campus and have full access to our facilities.

Course details

In addition to the Academic Study Skills in English core module, you will study modules from two subject areas depending on your chosen future degree programme. The subject areas are in the fields of Chemistry, Web programming and technologies, Biology, Business, Maths, Geology and Physics.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Bachelor Degree with Integrated International Foundation Year (Science) BSc in the course catalogue

Year 1 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Academic Study Skills for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths 40

Year 1 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

Module Name Credits
Elementary General and Inorganic Chemistry (IFY) 10
Elementary Physical Chemistry (IFY) 10
Elementary Organic Chemistry (IFY) 10
Elementary Analytical Chemistry and Chemistry Project 10
Introduction to Programming 10
Introduction to Web Technologies (IFY) 10
Biology for International Foundation Year (1) 15
Biology for International Foundation Year (2) 15
The Biology of Populations 10
Foundations of Economics 20
Introduction to Marketing 10
Introductory Accounting and Finance 20
Introduction to International Business 10
Elementary Differential Calculus (Version 1) 10
Elementary Integral Calculus (Version 1) 10
Introduction to Applied Mathematics 1 10
Foundation Probability and Statistics 10
Introduction to Applied Mathematics 2 10
Foundation Pure and Applied Mathematics 10
Introduction to Music Studies 40
Thermal and Materials Physics 10
Waves and Particles 10
Fields and Electricity 10
Introduction to Experimental Physics 10
Introductory Geological Sciences (IFY) 10

Learning and teaching

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Entry requirements


Please go to the International Foundation Year website for details on how to apply and entry requirements.


UK: To be confirmed

International: To be confirmed

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more on our living costs and budgeting page.

Scholarships and financial support


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