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The Foundation combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree in areas such as Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, Science and Engineering.
There are three course options:
The International Foundation combines academic study, intensive English language preparation, study skills and cultural orientation – all that is necessary for successful university study.
You also benefit from:
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You should apply for this course 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 at Queen's. Successful completion of this programme will also allow you to apply for entry to other universities in the UK.
This module assumes an elementary background in mathematical concepts and skills and introduces you to some of the important mathematical concepts and tools used in science and engineering. You will cover topics such as linear equations and matrices, quadratic equations, expansions, sequences and series, indices, functions and transformations, differential and integral calculus, trigonometric identities, vectors, numerical methods and an introduction to statistics.
Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.
Assessment will be by:
Successful completion of the International Foundation will guarentee you a place on an undergraduate degree course at Queen's University Belfast.
Assured progression depends on:
You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us
Three-term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.
Four-term: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.
Five-term: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) 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 have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case by case basis
If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.
16 years and above*
*All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For all other Foundation intakes after the 01 September, including Extended Foundation, students must be 16 by 01 September of that academic year.
Term 1: Mon 11 Apr 2016 to Fri 17 Jun 2016Term 2: Mon 27 Jun 2016 to Fri 02 Sep 2016Term 3: Mon 26 Sep 2016 to Fri 16 Dec 2016Term 4: Mon 09 Jan 2017 to Fri 17 Mar 2017Term 5: Mon 20 Mar 2017 to Fri 09 Jun 2017
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.
Teaching finishes on Fri 16 Dec 2016 and resumes on Mon 09 Jan 2017.
POPULAR DEGREE CHOICE: BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
The new degree programme in Biomedical Science at Queens is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in diagnostic laboratory science as Biomedical Scientists within the National Health Service, research or management careers in the Pharmaceutical Industries or Academic Research. The degree also affords opportunities for careers in the broad field of medicine and medically-related subjects.
Many students continue their studies leading to a higher degree and perhaps a research career. However, there are many career options in both the public and private sectors including, for example, the pharmaceutical industry, medical and scientific publishing, insurance, teaching and the Civil Service.
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.
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This course leads to the following undergraduate degrees at Queen's University Belfast:
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
BSc (Hons) Human Biology
BEng (Hons) Computer Science**
BSc (Hons) Computer Science**
MEng (Hons) Computer Science**
BSc (Hons) Mathematics
MSci (Hons) Mathematics
BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Finance
MEng (Hons) Software Engineering**
BEng Software Engineering (Sandwich)
BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering**
MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering**
BSc (Hons) Architecture
BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology**
MEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering**
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering**
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering**
MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering**
BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology**
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering**
MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering**
MEng (Hons) Environmental and Civil Engineering**
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering**
MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering**
BSc (Hons) Planning, Environment and Development
MEng (Hons) Product Design Engineering**
MEng (Hons) Software and Electronic Systems Engineering**
BEng (Hons) Software and Electronic Systems Engineering**
MEng Structural Engineering with Architecture**
BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics and Physics
MSci (Hons) Applied Mathematics and Physics
MSci (Hons) Archaeology
BSc (Hons) Archaeology-Palaeoecology
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry**
BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences**
BSc (Hons) Chemistry**
MSci (Hons) Chemistry
MSci (Hons) Food Science and Food Security**
BSc (Hons) Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition**
BSc (Hons) Geography
BSc (Hons) Land Use and Environmental Management**
BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry**
MSci (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry
BSc (Hons) Microbiology**
BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Sciences
MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy
BSc (Hons) Physics
MSci (Hons) Physics
BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics
MSci (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics
BSc (Hons) Physics with Financial Mathematics
BSc (Hons) Physics with Medical Applications
MSci (Hons) Physics with Medical Applications
BSc (Hons) Psychology
BSc (Hons) Theoretical Physics
MSci (Hons) Theoretical Physics
BSc (Hons) Zoology**
BSc (Hons) Midwifery Sciences***
BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing***
BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing***
BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing***
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing***
** Indicates courses which are offered with and without a Sandwich year option; or where a Sandwich year is normally a required element of the degree programme, but international students can be exempt from it. Students undertaking a year of professional experience (Sandwich year) do not need a work permit as long as the placement is in the UK. Students who do not take the year of professional experience are transferred to an equivalent programme without the extension ‘with Professional Experience’ in the title.
***Progression to Midwifery Sciences and Nursing cannot be guaranteed. Progression will depend on the availability of placements and will be based on the normal selection criteria used by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. All applicants are required to have an overall EAP grade A, with grade A in each test component.
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