University of Surrey International Study Centre
The Life Sciences Extended International Foundation Year* leads to a wide range of degrees in biology and chemistry-related subjects at the University of Surrey.
During the Extended International Foundation Year* you will study a core unit of general subject skills, and subject-specific units, which are carefully designed for your academic development.
*Subject to approval
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in language and related academic skills, enabling you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
These units will encourage students to develop their interest in biology through study of the molecules of life, cellular processes, energy systems, genetics and systems of life in plants and animals.
You will study formulae, equations and moles, atomic structure, chemical bonding, redox reactions and thermodynamics. These units will also cover chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, reaction kinetics and topics in organic chemistry.
In these units you will learn to recall arithmetic concepts, develop your knowledge of algebra and calculus and deepen your understanding of the role of mathematics in the world. You will study the use of graphs in solving equations, derivatives and integrals and concepts of statistical mathematics.
This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees in the table below. Grades and progression degrees are guidelines and subject to change. Find out about IELTS requirements for progression.
Our 2017 prospectus is now available.
A three-semester pathway to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Choose from a range of accounting, business management, law and politics-related subjects. Find out modules and progression degrees.
A three-semester pathway to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Choose from a range of engineering, science or mathematics-related subjects. Find out modules and progression degrees.