This International Foundation Year - Joint Honours Route is a one-year (level 0) programme taught at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 3. The International Foundation Year - Joint Honours Route provides a firm grounding in the subjects required for the students' intended undergraduate degree programmes. Those who successfully complete the International Foundation Year by achieving specific grades are admitted to level 1 of one of a wide range of joint honours undergraduate degree programmes offered by the University. For a list of these degree programmes please see the International Foundation Year website.
The course is a 9-month, 3-term programme. It runs from September to mid-June of the next year. You will study academic study skills as well as subject specific content. Subject specific modules are taught by Leeds University academic staff and tailored to your chosen degree, so you can be sure that you are fully prepared to start your degree programme.
Read about the degree programmes you can progress to.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
- Academic Study Skills 50 credits
- Academic Study Skills for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths 50 credits
- Art and Cultural History 40 credits
- Elementary General and Inorganic Chemistry 10 credits
- Elementary Physical Chemistry 10 credits
- Elementary Organic Chemistry 10 credits
- Programming for the Web 10 credits
- Introduction to Web Technologies 10 credits
- Modernity and Post-Modernity 20 credits
- The Renaissance 20 credits
- Biology for International Foundation Year (1) 15 credits
- Biology for International Foundation Year (2) 15 credits
- Foundations of Economics 20 credits
- Introduction to Marketing 10 credits
- Introductory Accounting and Finance 20 credits
- Introduction to International Business 10 credits
- Introduction to HRM 10 credits
- Introductory Management 10 credits
- Elementary Differential Calculus (Version 1) 10 credits
- Elementary Integral Calculus (Version 1) 10 credits
- Introduction to Applied Mathematics 1 10 credits
- Foundation Probability and Statistics 10 credits
- Introduction to Applied Mathematics 2 10 credits
- Foundation Applied Mathematics for Business 10 credits
- Thermal and Materials Physics 10 credits
- Waves and Particles 10 credits
- Fields and Electricity 10 credits
- Physics Laboratory 10 credits
- Researching and Studying the Social Sciences 40 credits
- Social Inequalities in Contemporary Society 40 credits
- Introductory Earth Sciences (IFY) 10 credits
For more information on typical modules, read International Foundation Year - Joint Honours Route in the course catalogue
Learning and teaching
You will be taught by University of Leeds academics typically within the departments which specialise in the modules you are studying. You will study through lectures, seminars, group work, examples classes and laboratory work where appropiate. This is all alongside a comprehensive Academic Skills module which will enable you to develop appropiate science-related or arts-related academic study skills so that you can succeed in your future degree. You will be assigned a tutor who you will meet with regularly. You will have access to the range of extensive libraries and learning resources we have on campus.