What will I learn?

Foundation Certificate for Science and Engineering

For entry to the 1st year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool. Your course length is determined mainly by your English language level (UKVI IELTS score or accepted equivalent).

All students take a set of common or similar modules to gain key skills for university. If your course is longer than 2 terms, you’ll take extra modules focusing on one or more of English language, academic skills and basic subject knowledge.

Common modules taken by all students:
> English for Academic Purposes
> Extended Project

You will also take 2 to 3 of the following modules that fit your degree and career goals :

> Biology
> Chemistry
> Entrepreneurship
> Information Technology
> Intermediate Digital Applications
> Intermediate Mathematics
> Mathematics
> Physics
> Statistics

Extra support:

Students with at least UKVI IELTS 5.5: you can study a 2.5 or 3-term course that typically includes Enhancement modules to maximise your university preparation:

> Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning for
Higher Education
> Independent and Collaborative Study

Plus up to 2 of these 4 modules:

> Digital Applications
> Preparatory Mathematics
> Preparatory Science
> Preparatory Statistics

Students with less than UKVI IELTS 5.5: you will typically study Extended English and Skills modules to improve your English language level and academic skills.

Students with UKVI IELTS 4.5 or 5.0 will typically take:
> English for Academic Study 3
> Independent and Collaborative Study
> Reading and Writing 3
> Speaking and Listening 3

Students with UKVI IELTS 4.0 will typically take:
> English for Academic Study 2 + English for Academic Study 3
> Independent and Collaborative Study
> Reading and Writing 2 + Reading and Writing 3
> Speaking and Listening 2 + Speaking and Listening 3
> Study Skills Preparation

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£19,080 fee for 3 terms.
Start date

September 2021, November 2021, June 2022

Venue

Liverpool International College

Sir Alastair Pilkington Building,

Mulberry Street,

Liverpool,

Merseyside,

L69 7SH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Good high school grades or equivalent, with relevant subjects. IELTS 5.5 (at least 4.5 in all skills) for 2 terms. 2.5 terms and 3 terms. IELTS 4.5 (at least 4.0 in all skills) for 3 terms.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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