International Study Centre
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An International Foundation Year in Engineering and Computing leads to a choice of degrees in the Faculty of Science and Technology. To prepare for your degree you will study core English language modules, and subject modules for Engineering and Computing Foundation Year. Degree options include Chemical Engineering, Natural Sciences and Physics.
If you love STEM and hope to study a related subject at a top-ranking university in the UK, our pathway programme is a great first step. With us, you will develop your understanding of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Physics.
We want to help you discover new passions. Areas of study include number theory and graph theory (Pure Mathematics); vectors and variable acceleration (Applied Mathematics); and induction and inductors (Physics)
You will study core modules within the International Foundation Year programme alongside subject specific modules designed to help you on your degree.
Core modules focus on your English language and university-level study skills. At the end of the programme you will feel confident in taking notes, writing essays, giving presentations, and contributing to discussions. Study areas include:
Academic English Skills*
Project and research skills
*Subject to approval
Subject modules that relate to Engineering and Computing give you the academic knowledge and confidence you need to progress to your chosen degree.
Study areas include:
Pure Mathematics 1, 2 & 3
Applied Mathematics 1 & 2
Physics 1 & 2
You will progress to your chosen degree when you have completed your International Foundation Year and achieved the grades you need.* During your degree, you can join exciting field trips, experience laboratory-based work and take part in industry projects.
The faculty has a reputation for high profile research – we currently have more than 300 researchers working on projects with leading global organisations, such as Microsoft. Our new, high-tech Engineering building has specially designed workshops and laboratories.
You can choose between more than 35 different Engineering and Computing degrees at Lancaster. Your degree options include Chemical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physics and Nuclear Engineering.
To see all degree options, visit our progression degrees page.
* Please note the degree aim / selected degree path is not fixed or guaranteed. During your first term at the International Study Centre you will be asked to select three degree choices from progression list. You will receive a conditional offer, this offer will be made unconditional on successful completion of the course and on achieving the required progression grades.
October and January
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