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Equivalent to the first year of a Scottish degree, the International Foundation in Science leads you directly into year two of a number of specialist degrees from Biomedical Science to Pharmacology.
There are three course options available:
The International Foundation programme prepares you for entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree at Glasgow Caledonian University. This programme ensures that you meet the English language and academic entry requirements for second-year entry to Glasgow Caledonian University.
In Scotland, INTO academic preparation courses count directly towards your degree, meaning it is possible to graduate with an ordinary degree after just two further years of study following the International Foundation - a great opportunity to get a head start in your career.
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If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, the International Foundation 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.
You will study the following modules:
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.
For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.
Five term programme: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
Four term programme: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
Three term programme: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent
From 6 April 2015, the Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for this course. If you have taken another Secure English Language Test (SELT) you may be able to use this as a 'transitional SELT' for applications up to 5 November 2015. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.
If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.
17 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course. In exceptional circumstances, students of 16 years old will be considered.
Tuition fees do not include:
Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.
You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.
The 4 and 5 term courses have additional terms of English language tuition at the beginning and will typically have a lower English language entry requirement.
You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply.
Our 100% progression guarantee:We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.
POPULAR DEGREE CHOICE: BSc (Hons) Microbiology
A wide variety of industries rely upon the specialist skills of the microbiologist so graduates enjoy career opportunities in such diverse fields as healthcare, food and water industries, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and research, both government and academic.
The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University has an excellent teaching and research record. It combines a friendly learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Major emphasis is placed upon laboratory work throughout the programme. This enhances your learning, by linking theory with practice, giving you the lab skills which employers seek.
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This Foundation leads you directly into year 2 of the following undergraduate degrees at Glasgow Caledonian University:
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science*
BSc (Hons) Cell and Molecular Biology
BSc (Hons) Food Biosciences
BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation
BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences
BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing
BSC (Hons) Optometry**
BSc (Hons) Orthoptics
BSc (Hons) Phamacology
* Students progressing to BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent for International Certificate of Higher Education in Science
** Students progressing to BSc(Hons) Optometry require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Progression to BSc (Hons) Optometry is limited by restrictions in number of students which the University can take. Entry is considered by the School of Life Sciences on a case-by-case basis.
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