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International foundation in University of Leeds

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International Foundation Year

  • Age of participants: 17 years
  • Duration of the program: 2 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: January, September
  • Level of education: high school diploma with good marks (GPA is not less than 4.0)
  • Knowledge of English: IELTS 5.0 (at least 5.0 in the letter section)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Participants: foreign citizens (not citizens of the European Union and Britain).

The International Foundation Year is a program designed for foreign students who need to "pull up" the level of English and bring their knowledge in line with the requirements of the University of Leeds and the British education system. To participate in the program you must have a complete school education and a certain level of English (if necessary, you can first take special English courses). Only foreign students can take part in the programs. Studying is conducted in two directions:

  • Business, law and social studies;
  • Science, Engineering and Computing.

Each direction includes a module body (disciplines), some of which are common, and some are subject-oriented. Themes of the modules have been carefully selected and designed so that each student has the opportunity to compile the most complete picture of knowledge and skills, and could decide on the choice of the future specialty of education. Each direction includes a module of academic English, where students actively work on the development of all major sections of linguistics and receive a unique opportunity to practice the academic language skills before entering the university.

Classes are conducted exclusively by highly qualified specialists who try to find an individual approach to each student. For the successful submission of material, different types of classes are used:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Interactive lectures
  • Group work and work in mini-groups
  • Individual work.

Throughout the studying, teachers carefully monitor the progress of students and help them to solve all the difficulties that arise. Assessment of academic performance includes such types of work as:

  • Exams
  • Group projects
  • Preparation and presentation of presentations
  • Essay and an extended essay.

After the successful completion of the program and the fulfillment of all the necessary requirements, students enter the first year of the bachelor's program at the University of Leeds for one of the available specialties.

Directions of studying, program content and available bachelor's specialties are:

Direction "Business, law and social studies".

1. Main modules:

  • Academic English
  • Introduction to the principles of economics. The module gives an idea of ​​the principles, concepts and models of microeconomic analysis. Students learn basic skills related to data analysis and assessment of economic issues. Topics are: basic economic principles and terminology, types of goods, supply and demand, elasticity, modern problems of the economy.
  • Advanced course of the economy. Topics are: macroeconomics, economic cycles, economic indicators and growth rates, inflation, unemployment, the balance of payments, fiscal and monetary policy.
  • Independent research. Each student performs his own scientific research on the topic chosen in consultation with the teacher. When preparing a project, a student must apply a wide range of different methods of work.

2. Object-oriented modules:

  • International relationships. The module gives an idea of ​​the main theories of international relations.
  • Introduction to business research. Students study the operational and strategic problems facing the enterprise in a modern market economy. This module examines the practical aspects of creating and running a business and analyzes external conditions that can have a significant impact on business success.
  • Advanced business research. Themes are: marketing, advertising and public relations.
  • Introduction to Accounting. The module program gives students an understanding of how to maintain financial statements, to work with accounting systems and prepare periodic financial statements for companies of various types and levels.
  • Introduction to law. The module is devoted to consideration of the principles underlying the legal system of England.
  • Additional module by right. Topics are: principles, issues and legislation relating to the contract and consumer protection.
  • Mathematics for business. Students develop basic mathematical skills, including algebra and statistics, learn basic mathematical principles and tools.
  • Introduction to British politics. Themes are: the British political system and its basic concepts.

The bachelor programs of the University of Leeds, available after the direction of "Business, law and social studies":

  • Actuarial Mathematics (BSc (Hons))
  • Business Economics (BSc (Hons))
  • Childhood Studies (BA (Hons))
  • Criminal justice and criminology (BA (Hons))
  • Education (BA (Hons))
  • Economics (BSc (Hons))
  • Economics and Geography (BA (Hons))
  • Economics and Management (BSc (Hons))
  • Environment and Business (BSc (Hons))
  • Environment and Business (BSC)
  • Geography (BA (Hons))
  • Geography (BSc (Hons))
  • Geography-Geology (BSc (Hons))
  • Geography and Mathematics (BSc (Hons))
  • Geography and Management (BA (Hons))
  • Geography and transport (BA (Hons))
  • Fashion Marketing (BA (Hons))
  • Human Resources Management (BA (Hons))
  • International Business (BSc (Hons))
  • International Business and Finance (BSc (Hons))
  • International Business and Marketing (BSc (Hons))
  • International Development (BA (Hons))
  • International Relations (BA (Hons))
  • Law (LLB (Hons))
  • Management (BA (Hons))
  • Management and Human Resources (BA (Hons))
  • Management and Marketing (BA (Hons))
  • Mathematical studies (BSc)
  • Middle Eastern Studies (BA)
  • Politics (BA (Hons) Politics)
  • Social and Public Policy (BA (Hons))
  • Social Policy (BA (Hons))
  • Social policy and crimes (BA (Hons))
  • Social policy and enterprises (BA (Hons))
  • Sociology (BA (Hons))
  • Teaching English as a foreign language (BA (Hons) ​​TESOL).

Direction "Science, Engineering and Computing"

1. Main modules:

  • English
  • Individual research
  • Introduction to pure mathematics. The module provides a basic knowledge of pure mathematics and its application.

2. Object-oriented modules:

  • Introduction to applied mathematics and advanced applied mathematics. The course introduces students to the basic knowledge of mechanics and lays the groundwork for developing mathematical applications in engineering, computer science and computer science.
  • Advanced course of pure mathematics. Themes are: direct and linear equations, set theory and probability, statistics, linear programming, indices and logarithms, and experimental law.
  • Mathematics for science. The purpose of the module is to develop and improve the basic mathematical skills of students, including algebra and statistics.
  • Introduction to physics. The module is aimed at obtaining basic knowledge in the field of atomic physics, materials, heat and gases, oscillations and waves. At the end of this module, students are able to apply the relevant laws of physics to solve problems in these areas.
  • Advanced course of physics. Topics are: electric current and charge, potential difference, resistance, transistors and amplifiers, electric fields, gravitational, magnetic and electromagnetic fields.
  • Introduction to chemistry. Topics are: equations and moles, atomic structure, introduction to oxidation-reduction systems, thermodynamics and gluing.
  • Advanced chemistry course. Students learn to present chemical data and ideas in a clear manner; disassemble the laws of the action of chemical reactions, and the main factors that affect them.
  • Introduction to Biology. Topics are: biological molecules, cellular structure, cell division, movement through cell membranes, enzymes and metabolic pathways.
  • Additional course in biology. Topics are: physiological processes, including cardiovascular, nervous, digestive and reproductive systems, control and coordination.

Bachelor's (and integrated magistracy) programs at the University of Leeds, available after the direction "Science, Engineering and Computing" are:

  • Actuarial Mathematics (BSc (Hons))
  • Aerospace Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Applied Computer Science (BSc)
  • Architecture (BSc (Hons))
  • Architectural Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Automotive (MEng, BEng Automotive Engineering)
  • Aviation technology with management (BSc (Hons) Aviation Technology and Management)
  • Aviation technology with pilot studies (BSc (Hons) Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies)
  • Biochemistry (BSc (Hons) Biochemistry)
  • Biochemistry (MBiol (Hons) Biochemistry)
  • Biological Sciences (BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences)
  • Biological Science (MBiol (Hons) Biological Sciences)
  • Biological Science (Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship) BSc (Hons) Biotechnology with Enterprise)
  • Biological Science (Biotechnology and Business) MBiol (Hons) Biotechnology with Enterprise)
  • Biology (BSc (Hons) Biology)
  • Biology and Entrepreneurship (BSc (Hons))
  • Biology and Entrepreneurship (Mbiol (Hons))
  • Civil construction and transport (BEng (Hons))
  • Civil construction and transport (MEng (Hons))
  • Chemistry (BSc & Mchem Chemistry)
  • Chemical and Energy Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Chemical and material engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Chemistry and Mathematics (BSc & Mchem)
  • Chemical and Nuclear Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Chemical Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Civil and Civil Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Civil construction and project management (MEng, BEng Civil Engineering with Project Management)
  • Computer science (MEng, BSc (Hons) Computer Science)
  • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (MEng, BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence)
  • Computing with high-performance graphic engineering (BSc (Hons) Computing with High Performance Graphics Engineering)
  • Computer science and mathematics (BSc (Hons))
  • Ecology and Biology of the Environment (BSc (Hons) )
  • Ecology and biology of the environment (MBiol (Hons))
  • Electronic and Communication Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Electronics and renewable energy sources (MEng, BEng)
  • Electronic Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Environmental Science (BSc Environmental Science)
  • Science and Food Products (BSc (Hons) Food Science)
  • Food and Nutrition (BSc (Hons))
  • Genetics (BSc (Hons) Genetics)
  • Genetics (MBiol (Hons) Genetics)
  • Geography (BSc (Hons) Geography)
  • Geography-Geology (BSc (Hons))
  • Geography and mathematics of the environment (BSc (Hons))
  • Geological Science (BSc)
  • Geophysical Sciences (BSc)
  • Human psychology (BSc (Hons))
  • Human Psychology (MBiol (Hons))
  • Mathematical studies (BSc (Hons))
  • Mathematics (BSc (Hons) Mathematics)
  • Mathematics and statistics (BSc (Hons))
  • Mathematics and Finance (BSc (Hons))
  • Mechanical Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Mechatronics and Robotics (MEng, BEng)
  • Medical Biochemistry (BSc (Hons))
  • Medical Biochemistry (MBiol (Hons) Medical Biochemistry)
  • Medical Chemistry (MSc & Mchem Medical Chemistry)
  • Medical Engineering (MEng, BEng)
  • Medical Microbiology (BSc (Hons))
  • Medical Science (BSc (Hons))
  • Medical Science (MBiol (Hons))
  • Meteorology and Climate Science (BSc)
  • Microbiology (BSc (Hons))
  • Microbiology (MBiol (Hons))
  • Natural Sciences ((MNatSci))
  • Neurology (BSc (Hons) Neuroscience)
  • Neurology (MBiol (Hons) Neuroscience)
  • Nutrition (BSc (Hons) Nutrition)
  • Oil Engineering (MEng, BEng )
  • Pharmacology (BSc (Hons) Pharmacology)
  • Pharmacology (MBiol (Hons) Pharmacology)
  • Physics (BSc (Hons) Physics)
  • Physics (MPhys Physics)
  • Physics and Astrophysics (BSc (Hons))
  • Physics and Astrophysics (MPhys)
  • Product Development (BSc Product Design)
  • Sport and Exercise (BSc (Hons))
  • Sport and exercise (MBiol (Hons))
  • Sports and Psychology (BSc (Hons))
  • Sports and Psychology (MBiol (Hons) Sports Science and Physiology)
  • Sustainability and Environmental Management (BSc)
  • Theoretical Physics (BSc (Hons))
  • Theoretical Physics (MPhys Theoretical Physics)
  • Zoology (BSc (Hons))
  • Zoology (MBiol (Hons)).


  • Age of participants: from 17 years
  • English language level for participation: IELTS 5.0 (minimum 5.0 in the letter section)
  • Level of education: high school diploma with good grades (minimum GPA 4.0).


Beginning of classes: January, September.

The academic year is divided into semesters:

1. Beginning in January:

  • Semester 1: from January 8 to April 27
  • Semester 2: from 30 April to 3 August.

2. Beginning in September:

  • Semester 1: from September 17 to February 8
  • Semester 2: from 11 February to 21 June.

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