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Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


The Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering prepares you for an undergraduate program at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

Programme Structure

All students study the following modules:

  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Language for Study 
  • Skills for Study 

You’ll also study modules in one of the following pathways. This is determined by your degree subject at UWE Bristol.

Life Sciences pathway

  • Biochemistry of Life
  • Biological Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Science


Physical Sciences and Engineering pathway

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Basic Engineering
  • Physical Sciences

If you're studying the 3-term Maths and Science Foundation Certificate, you'll also take:

  • Computing Skills for Foundation Certificate
  • Introduction to Tech Corp
  • Personal Development and Pre-Study Skills
  • Preparatory Mathematics

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                    • Duration description
                      The Foundation Certificate course length is 2 to 4 terms. Your course length will be confirmed during the admission process.
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  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.

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                  Academic Requirements

                  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).

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    12920 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 12920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                  • EU/EEA

                    12920 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 12920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                  • 2 terms: £12,920
                  • 3 terms: £13,986
                  • 4 terms: £18,860

                  Living costs for Bristol

                  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

                  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.