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Kingston University International Study Centre - Study Group

Kingston , England ,United Kingdom

International Foundation Year - Science, Engineering and Computing

Studying our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programme will prepare you for a degree across a range of exciting areas, including biochemistry, civil and infrastructure engineering and mathematics. By the time you finish the programme, you will have had the necessary specialist English language, study skills and subject specific tuition to prepare you for an undergraduate degree.

Many of the progression degrees include work placements and the opportunity to study abroad, for the same fee as a traditional degree. Combining academic study with professional experience will give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed in your chosen career.

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics is a module designed for the learning needs of students wishing to pursue a degree in Computing, Engineering and Physics, but can also be taken by anyone with a keen interest in the relationship between Mathematics and Science. Topics studied include Newton’s Laws of Motion, Kinematics and Particle Dynamics.


For students interested in pursuing a degree in Biology or Biological Sciences, this module covers the fundamentals and major principles of the subject. Topics include cellular structure for living cells, plant biology, ecology and genetics, and physiological processes in animals and humans.


For students interested in pursuing a degree in Chemistry, this module covers the fundamentals and major principles of the subject. Topics include chemical bonding, thermodynamics and differentiating inorganic from organic chemistry. By completing this module you will develop learning outcomes that will lead you to have an excellent understanding of the components of chemicals and the way in which they work together.


In order to undertake this module, you will be expected to have a basic working knowledge of computing. However, the module covers the fundamental aspects of computing and informatics that you will be required to have for the first year of a related degree program. Upon successful completion of the module you will be equipped with the knowledge to apply basic application and coding techniques, be able to document database solutions to specified problems, and have a broad understanding of different programming languages.


The module aims to build on any existing background in Physics you may have gained through high school studies. You will continue to develop your understanding of the discipline by exploring topics including atomic physics and matter and its relation to physical changes. In addition to the theoretical learning, you will also have the opportunity to develop your practical skills and to raise your awareness of safety considerations in the laboratory environment.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Employability and career development skills
Kingston University will ensure that you have the right skills and experience to forge a successful career. You will receive top quality teaching, expert advice and exciting opportunities to work with some of the biggest businesses in London and beyond.

The International Study Centre integrates CareerAhead advice and activities into its programmes. These are designed to give you a head start by helping you become a highly skilled, self-aware, confident and employable graduate.

You will develop key employability skills, such as teamwork, problem solving and communication, and familiarise yourself with the world of work. You will also assess your strengths and areas for improvement. With help from your tutors, you will create a personal development plan to help set goals for future success.

You'll also have the opportunity to build up work experience by taking up part-time employment or a work placement during your studies. Find out more about working rights as part your visa.

Careers support at the university
KU Talent, Kingston University’s careers service offers practical career support, workshops and expert advice on CV writing, interview preparation and starting your own business.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Only available to international (non-UK and non-EU) students

English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall (minimum 5.0 in writing and no other skill less than 4.0)**, or a higher entry requirement for progression to the MPharm in Pharmacy (5.5 in all skills)

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  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 14300 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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