What will I learn?

This course is primarily for candidates who have not studied the prerequisite subjects needed for first year entry, or have not met their expected entrance requirements due to adverse situations, or because of their performance sporting commitments, as well as mature students returning to education or care leavers.Completing a foundation year will enable you to progress onto the first year of your chosen degree course, provided the relevant progression criteria are met. Successful completion of the course allows you to progress onto any of the courses offered by the Department of Chemistry.Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff including specialist Foundation teaching staff. As a student on the course you will be a full member of the University, with the same access to the Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments.You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, labs and field trips (module dependent). During the year you will undertake modules in Chemistry with a choice of Applicable Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Sport Science, Economics, Biology, Business, Materials with Engineering Science and Programming with Electronics or Programming with Design.Completing a foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success. It not only opens doors to courses that may have previously looked closed, but also provides a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. Many who have completed the foundation year have also said how beneficial it was to them in supporting their transition into University life.The Foundation Studies course also offers the opportunity for students performing at a very high standard in their chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments. It is ideal for students who wish to combine their sports training with academic study. If you think your sport profile qualifies you to be considered for the elite athletes programme, please contact performancesport@lboro.ac.uk before applying.

Which department am I in?

Chemistry

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£19,750.00 (US$ 26,333) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

3 October 2022

Venue

Main Site

Ashby Road,

Loughborough,

Leicestershire,

LE11 3TU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students studying in the American education system, offers for entry onto undergraduate level courses are based on successful completion of the High School Diploma along with achievement in Advanced Placement Exams (group A) or SAT II Subject Specific Tests. We would typically require between ‘4, 4, 4’ and ‘5, 5, 5’ in 3 group A subjects from AP exams or between ‘650, 650, 650’ and ‘750, 700, 700’ in SAT subject tests.

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

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