International Foundation Year in Science

The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) in Science, is a one-year qualification designed to prepare you for first year entry to undergraduate degree courses at reputable English speaking universities around the world. The programme is suited to those seeking a career in all areas of science.

As well as academic knowledge, the NCUK International Foundation Year will give you specialist English language, study and cultural skills that are an essential part of your degree course. This unique combination will help you to get in to the University of your choice and be successful in your future career.


The Science Pathway is the right choice for a student who has a desire to understand the mechanics and the composition of the world around us. This course gives students the opportunity to access to wide range of scientific degree subjects.

The primary discerning feature of this pathway is, along with core sciences the addition of optional chemistry and biology modules. In terms of workload and intensity the IFY Science pathway is the most rigorous foundation pathway. However, with this rigor successful completion of this course allows for the widest breadth university course options.


This course provides a strong foundation for tackling the complex and diverse topics included in the Biology module, spanning cellular structure through to organ function.


This module will give students a solid understanding of the many different areas of chemistry, allowing them access to a wide range of study options beyond college. Topics include; molecular formulas, atomic structure and mass, and transition elements.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Students develop academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills together with the skills required to interpret academic texts and write academic assignments.




Computer Science

The aim of this module is to introduce learners to computing and provide them with a foundation for further study of Computer Science related courses in higher education. The module includes themes that underpin such areas as computational thinking, programming thinking, ethics, and security. The curriculum aims to demonstrate an integration between theory and practice while incorporating real world experience.



The purpose of this module is to progress students’ development and understanding of mathematics from intermediate to advanced, encompassing several of the key topics that form the syllabus of the A-Level programme in similar depth and detail.



This course covers a specific selection of topics in great detail in order to aid the rapid acquisition of subject-specific knowledge. Topics covered include; electricity, vibrations and waves, fields, mechanics, thermal physics and nuclear physics.


Leading to degrees at NCUK Universities in;

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