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Lancaster University International Study Centre

The University of Sheffield is a prominent and prestigious institution of higher education located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Established in 1905, the university has a rich history and has consistently ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom. Known for its commitment to research excellence, teaching quality, and a vibrant campus life, the University of Sheffield has attracted students from around the world.

The University of Sheffield is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and research innovation. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines, including science, engineering, social sciences, humanities, business, and the arts. The university's research output has a global impact, with notable contributions to advancements in science, technology, medicine, and social sciences.

 

Russell Group

 

The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 99 per cent of our research was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. They're among the top 10 in the Russell for research outputs.

Admissions

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Study Duration

1.5 - 2 Semesters

Institution Type

Public

Programmes Offered

International Foundation 

Business, Media and Social Sciences and Humanities

Science and Engineering

Pre-Masters

Business, Media and Social Sciences and Humanities

Science and Engineering

Tuition Fees & Entry Requirements

The International Foundation Year will give you all the preparation required to succeed at the University of Sheffield. It includes English language tuition, study skills and an introduction to your degree programme. This programme is designed in collaboration with the University of Sheffield and is delivered by Study Group.

 

The International Foundation Year is an intensive 1.5 or 2 semester programme designed specifically to provide you with a path to undergraduate degree study at the University of Sheffield. Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University. 

Study Duration

1.5 - 2 Semesters

Tuition Fees

  • Business, Social Sciences and Humanities:

    • 1.5 Semesters: £18,500

    • 2 Semesters: £20,700

  • Science and Engineering:

    • 1.5 Semesters: £20,000

    • 2 Semesters: £21,500

Entry Requirements

  • Academic:  

    • SPM:  A-B grades in 5 academic subjects

    • UEC:  a minimum of 5 grade Bs in relevant academic subjects including English and Mathematics

    • GCSE/IGCSE/O Level: 5 subjects including relevant subjects, grades B or above (students must be 17 or over). New grades 9 - 6 in English and Maths

    • IB Diploma Programme: 26 points (IB Certificate accepted, 26 points) (Subject pass level is 3)

    • AS levels: 32 points (formerly 100 UCAS points (only A-C grades) (excluding native language) 

    • A levels: 2 passes at grade C (new tariff 64) or 3 passes at grade D (new tariff 72) 

  • English Proficiency:

    • 2 Semesters: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in writing (minimum of 4.0 in other skills), or equivalent

    • 1.5 Semesters: Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (minimum 5.0 in all skills), or equivalent

  • Age: Students should be at least 17 years of age on entry to the International College

The Pre-Masters programme at the International College offers a path to a masters for international students at the University of Sheffield. This programme is designed in collaboration with the University and is delivered by Study Group.

The Pre-Masters is an intensive 1.5 or 2-semester programme. Once you successfully complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University.

Study Duration

1.5 - 2 Semesters

Tuition Fees

  • Business, Social Sciences and Humanities:

    • 1.5 Semesters: £20,000

    • 2 Semesters: £23,700

  • Science and Engineering:

    • 1.5 Semesters: £20,000

    • 2 Semesters: £23,500

Entry Requirements

  • Academic:  

    • SPM:  A-B grades in 5 academic subjects

    • UEC:  a minimum of 5 grade Bs in relevant academic subjects including English and Mathematics

    • GCSE/IGCSE/O Level: 5 subjects including relevant subjects, grades B or above (students must be 17 or over). New grades 9 - 6 in English and Maths

    • IB Diploma Programme: 26 points (IB Certificate accepted, 26 points) (Subject pass level is 3)

    • AS levels: 32 points (formerly 100 UCAS points (only A-C grades) (excluding native language) 

    • A levels: 2 passes at grade C (new tariff 64) or 3 passes at grade D (new tariff 72) 

  • English Proficiency:

    • 2 Semesters: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in writing (minimum of 4.0 in other skills), or equivalent

    • 1.5 Semesters: Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (minimum 5.0 in all skills), or equivalent

  • Age: Students should be at least 17 years of age on entry to the International College

Faculties, Departments and Centres

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Lancaster’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is home to over 20 disciplines, with many placing in the top ten in the major UK league tables and top 100 in the world rankings. The nine departments include Educational Research History The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts Languages and Cultures English Literature and Creative Writing Linguistics and English Language Politics, Philosophy and Religion Sociology and Law School.

Faculty of Health and Medicine

The Faculty of Health and Medicine's multidisciplinary research and teaching operates across three Divisions: The Medical School, Biomedical and Life Sciences and Health Research.

Management School

Lancaster University Management School is one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top ten. Many of its programmes are highly ranked in the UK and across the world by leading rankings from the Financial Times, Forbes, QS, the Economist and more.

Faculty of Science and Technology

The faculty’s eight departments offer high quality education by internationally renowned academics which are delivered in top facilities. Its eight departments include Chemistry Computing and Communications Engineering Lancaster Environment Centre Mathematics and Statistics Natural Sciences Physics, and Psychology.

International Study Centre

The International Foundation Year prepares you for undergraduate study at Lancaster. You will focus on English language, study skills and academic modules, and start planning for your future career. After your Foundation Year, you can progress to your chosen degree at Lancaster – one of the UK’s top ten universities.

International Foundation Year

  • Business and Management Studies

  • Engineering and Computing

  • Law

  • Life Sciences

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Social Studies

Duration: Three terms

Intake: 01/10/2019, 06/01/2020

Entry Requirement

Age Requirement: 17+ upon entry to the International Study Centre

Academic Requirement: SPM school- Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths

English Language Requirement:

For entry to International Foundation Year in Engineering and Computer, Life Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics courses you need:

  • Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0, with minimum 5.0 in writing*.

For entry to International Foundation Year in Business and Management Studies, Law and Social Studies courses you need: 

  • A minimum Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0, with minimum 5.0 in all sub-skills*.

If you DO NOT meet the English language requirements for the International Foundation Year, the one-term English Language Preparation programme is available to you.

  • Entry Requirement: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in writing and listening and no other skills below 4.0 *.

  • Start Date: July, September.

  • Fees: £5,000 per term

Fees 2019/20

Business and Management Studies- £17,300

Engineering and Computing- £16,700

Law- £15,550

Life Sciences- £16,700

Mathematics and Statistics- £15,850

Social Studies- £15,550

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