International Foundation Year - Biosciences (IFY)

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International Foundation Year - Biosciences (IFY)

This study route is designed to introduce international students to higher education while experiencing life abroad in the UK. It aims to prepare you with a deeper understanding of academic culture that will allow you to flourish in your chosen degree studies.

It will offer you the chance to:

  • Develop bioscience skills through teaching methods focused on hands-on, interactive learning through case studies and more.
  • Develop the appropriate level of academic language, study skills, and content knowledge to meet the entry requirements of your progression degree programme.
  • Acquire a strong, critical approach to real-world problems specific to language and education skill levels, as well as be allowed ample opportunities to reflect upon your learning.
  • Enhance your academic English and learning with English modules taught first to set you up for success as you go into your bioscience modules later on.
  • Learn the necessary fundamentals in biosciences to have an opportunity to progress into a related degree programme.

Progression degrees

The Biosciences International Foundation Year (IFY) can help support you for a selection of degree specialism in this field. It also aims to prepare you with the necessary toolkit to be successful while heading into your chosen degree. It will help you take a critical approach to your studies, reflect on your learning, organise your studies, and be a strong, independent learner.

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 4.0 entry: 4.0 overall (with no component lower than 4.0)
  • IELTS 4.5 entry: 4.5 overall (with no component lower than 4.0)
  • IELTS 5.0 entry: 5.0 overall (with no component lower than 4.5)
  • IELTS 5.5 entry: 5.5 overall (with no component lower than 5.0)

UKVI or SELT equivalent will be required for IELTS 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 entries.

Career Prospects

On successful completion, you will be eligible to progress onto one of the following Coventry University degrees (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria):

  • Biological and Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

  • Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

  • Dietetics BSc (Hons)

  • Food Safety, Inspection and Control BSc (Hons)

  • Food Science BSc (Hons)

  • Human Biosciences BSc (Hons)

  • Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

  • Physiotherapy BSc

    (Hons

Course Details

By choosing to study the Biosciences IFY, you will develop your English academic language skills through up to three diverse skill modules, depending on your IELTS entry level. You will then study three subject-specialist modules. These modules will provide a strong framework for your continued studies toward your chosen higher education degree.

Year One

Introduction to Academic Language and Skills
Developing your Academic Language and Skills
Success in Academic Language and Skills
Introduction to Cell Biology
Foundation of Chemistry
Foundation of Anatomy and Physiology

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