The Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering prepares you for an undergraduate program at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
All students study the following modules:
You’ll also study modules in one of the following pathways. This is determined by your degree subject at UWE Bristol.
Life Sciences pathway
Physical Sciences and Engineering pathway
If you're studying the 3-term Maths and Science Foundation Certificate, you'll also take:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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Entry to the Foundation Certificate generally requires you to have completed high school, including equivalent of GCSE Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above. Exact entry requirements will vary depending on your country’s education system, as well as your progression degree subject.
You will need to show proof of your English language ability by taking a UKVI IELTS exam. For the Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering, you will need to have a minimum English language level of 5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill.
If you do not meet this English language entry level, but have at least UKVI IELTS 4.0 in all skills, we can offer you a course that includes Extended English and Skills (EES).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.