Year of entry 2024
- Start date
- September 2024
- Delivery type
- On campus
- 4 years full time
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.
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.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
Year 1 compulsory modules
|Academic Study Skills for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths||40|
Year 1 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
|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.
Please go to the International Foundation Year website for details on how to apply and entry requirements.
UK: £9,250 (per year)
International: £23,500 (per year)
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
Student profile: Syed Ali Sabtain
It has some of the best facilities in the country, has a diverse student population and the course content is tailored in such a way that it covers a diverse range of topics.Find out more about Syed Ali Sabtain's time at Leeds