International Study Centre
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The International Foundation Year in Life Sciences leads to a choice of degrees in the Faculty of Health and Medicine and in the Faculty of Science and Technology. To prepare for your degree, you will study subject modules and core English language modules. Degree options include Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, and Ecology.
Life sciences is an exciting and varied subject that can lead to many degrees and careers. If you want to learn more about this subject whilst studying in a top-ranking UK university, this pathway will help you develop the skills you need to succeed.
You will learn about cell structure and function, as well as physiological processes in animals. Other areas of study include plant biology, genetics and ecology. Mathematic techniques are part of the course, and you will apply your understanding to real-life situations.
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-specific modules give you the academic knowledge and confidence you need to progress to your chosen degree.
Study areas include:
Chemistry 1 & 2
Further studies in Biology and Chemistry
You will progress to your chosen degree when you have completed the International Foundation Year and achieved the grades you need.*
Depending on the subject you choose, you will study for your undergraduate degree in either the Faculty of Health and Medicine or the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University. Lancaster University invested more than £26 million in its Chemistry facilities and equipment.
You can choose between more than 35 different Life Sciences degrees at Lancaster. Your degree options include Biochemistry, Psychology, Environmental Science, and Ecology and Conservation.
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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