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Foundation Year with Pre-Sessional

The Pre-Sessional English Programme has been designed to develop your English language skills. You will need an IELTS score of 4.5 (B1) or equivalent, with a minimum of 4.5 in reading and writing and a minimum of 4.0 in other language areas. This is a full-time course delivered over 10 weeks with the aim of enhancing your English language skills to the standard required (IELTS 5.5) for study on one of the pathways of the International Foundation Programme.

It is recommended that you take the Pre-Sessional English programme to strengthen your English language skills even if you are thinking of starting directly onto one of the two pathways of the International foundation Programme. By taking this English programme it will help ensure you are able smoothly to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Suffolk.

The academic English language content covers four key areas: English grammar and vocabulary, reading, writing, and speaking and listening. Throughout the 10 weeks you will receive regular feedback on your progress with each area through tutor-led feedback, peer review and self-assessment.
You will find the programme stimulating since it utilises a variety of teaching methods, including tutor-led classes, seminars, writing workshops, presentations, peer-working, online learning and individual tutorials.

It is recommended that you take the Pre-Sessional English programme to strengthen your English language confidence and ensure you will meet the study demands on your chosen pathway (Business or Life Science). By taking this English programme it will help ensure you are able smoothly to progress
to an undergraduate degree at the University of Suffolk.

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME:
LIFE SCIENCES PATHWAY

The Life Sciences Pathway has been designed to provide you with a foundation in biology, biochemistry and physics, and anatomy and physiology. Together with academic study and English language skills provided by the programme this will allow you to progress to one of four named undergraduate degrees at the University of Suffolk. The Life Sciences Pathway will allow you to choose to progress to one of the following undergraduate degrees:

  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health
  • BSc (Hons) Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science

You will study six 20 credit modules, three of which will provide you with essential academic study and writing skills, develop your career aspirations
and employability, and academic English skills, and three modules concerned with life sciences topics. The six modules you will study are follows:

(a) Academic study and English skills

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Study Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise Skills
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(b) Life Sciences

  • Principles of Biology
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology

Programme Overview

PROGRAMME TITLE
International Foundation Programme (Life Sciences)
AWARDING BODIES
University of Suffolk
LEVEL OF AWARD*
FHEQ Level 3
CREDIT STRUCTURE*
120 - Level 3: 120 Credits
MODE OF ATTENDANCE:
Full-time
STANDARD LENGTH OF PROGRAMME*
30 weeks
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
IELTS 5.0 (minimum 4.5 in all components) or equivalent. If you do not meet these requirements there is an extended programme to enhance your English skills.
DELIVERING INSTITUTION(S):
Global Banking School (GBS) and University of Suffolk School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of at least 12 years of high school. Please check with the admissions team for country specific requirements.

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME:
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

The Business and Management Pathway has been designed to provide you with a foundation on the nature of business and project management. Together with academic study and English language skills provided by the programme this will allow you to progress to one of four named undergraduate degrees at the University of Suffolk. The Business and Management Pathway will allow you to choose to progress to one of the following undergraduate degrees:

  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Event and Marketing Management
  • BA (Hons) Event and Tourism Management
  • BA (Hons) Marketing

You will study six 20 credit modules, three of which will provide you with essential academic study and writing skills, develop your career aspirations
and employability, and academic English skills, and three modules concerned with life sciences topics. The six modules you will study are follows:

(a) Academic study and English skills

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Study Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise Skills

(b) Business and Management

  • Business in Context
  • Management: Putting Theory into Practise
  • Managing Projects for Competitive Success

Programme Overview

PROGRAMME TITLE
International Foundation Programme (Business and Management)
AWARDING BODIES
University of Suffolk
LEVEL OF AWARD*
FHEQ Level 3
CREDIT STRUCTURE*
120 - Level 3: 120 Credits
MODE OF ATTENDANCE
Full-time
STANDARD LENGTH OF PROGRAMME*
30 weeks
INTENDED AWARD
International Foundation Certificate
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS*
IELTS 5.0 (minimum 4.5 in all components) or equivalent. If you do not meet these requirements there is an extended programme to enhance your English skills.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of at least 12 years of high school. Please check with the admissions team for country specific requirements.
DELIVERING INSTITUTION(S)
Global Banking School (GBS) and University of Suffolk School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology

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