What will I learn?

Overview

Solent University's International Foundation Programme in STEM aims to support students who have completed their High School education abroad transition into level 4 study in the UK. Emphasis is placed upon building your confidence and independence so you are able to learn effectively within the UK's academic culture.

The STEM pathway has been designed to contain real-life scenarios and practical applications. The aim is to equip you with the knowledge and confidence when problem solving in scientific and engineering contexts by applying the correct scientific and mathematical theory. Drawing on examples from construction, mechanical and electrical engineering, you will get a real understanding on the relevance of mathematical principles. The STEM pathway will also teach you the fundamentals of scientific and mathematical reasoning and develop their use of statistics to test hypothesis and validity of scientific data.

WHAT WILL I STUDY

The STEM pathway will teach you the fundamentals of scientific and mathematical reasoning, developing your use of statistics to test hypothesis and validity of scientific data. Assessments are based on demonstrating the application of the theory in projects and portfolios that are typical at undergraduate level, leaving you well-placed for successful undergraduate studies in a range of fields including Sustainability, Biomedical Science and Design and Manufacture.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE LEAD TO

Subject to passing your International Foundation Programme – STEM Pathway with a minimum mark of 40% in all units, you will be able to progress on to the following programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Computer Games (Design)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Indie)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Software Development)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Human Nutrition
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Science
  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Web Design
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks
  • BSc (Hons) Computing
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

If you are studying the 2 Term programme, you will study Terms One and Two. If you are studying the 3 Term programme, you will study all Terms detailed below.

TERM ZERO

All units are 0 credits.

  • Understanding Texts – academic reading and vocabulary development (0 credits)
  • Academic Communication – listening and speaking in an academic context (0 credits)
  • Academic Communication – writing in an academic context (0 credits)
  • Language in Context (0 credits)

TERMS ONE & TWO

All units are 20 credits, unless otherwise stated.

  • Developing and Using Language in an Academic Context (40 credits)
  • Maximising Academic Potential
  • Mastering Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Foundation Mathematcs
  • Problem Solving

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
2 term programme: £9,500

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected October 2020

Venue

Solent University

East Park Terrace,

Southampton,

SO14 0YN, England

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
3 term programme: £12,000

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected October 2020

Venue

Solent University

East Park Terrace,

Southampton,

SO14 0YN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Good High School Grades, or equivalent. IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 12 or 13 years of schooling dependent on the education system in your country. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 2 term programme: IELTS minimum 5.0 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in each individual component from a UKVI Approved Centre 3 term programme: IELTS minimum 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in each individual component from a UKVI Approved Centre
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About this uni

Solent University Pathway strives to transform students into confident, skilled and knowledgeable individuals.

  • Pathways to undergraduate degree courses
  • Based at Solent University in Southampton
  • STEM, creative and business programmes
  • 2 and 3 term options available