Science with an Integrated Foundation Year (4 or 5 Years)

UCAS course code: F008

UCAS institution code: M20

Degree awarded: Bachelor/Master of Science (Honours)

Duration: 1 (as part of 4/5 yr integrated degree programme)

Typical A level offer: Students are accepted from a range of academic backgrounds. Each application is considered on its individual merits.

Course fees: Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.


The Manchester Bursary is available to any student who is registered on an eligible first undergraduate degree course at Manchester and who has had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance.

Details of country-specific funding available to international students can be found within our international country profiles.

Contact email:

Contact telephone: 44 (0)161 306 4742

How to apply: Apply through UCAS .

Course description

Science with a Integrated Foundation Year is a one year programme designed to improve your mathematical and scientific understanding and skills to a level where you will be able to start a science degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in one of the following subject areas:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy

On the Foundation Year you will study mathematics, physics and (where appropriate) chemistry. In addition, you will take modules in Academic Skills and ICT (Information and Communications Technology). You will also complete a group project, related to your intended degree programme and supervised by an academic from your future School.

What are the special features of this programme? On the Integrated Foundation Year, you are an undergraduate at The University of Manchester. The course is taught at The University, by academics from The University. Provided you achieve the specific progression criteria for your chosen degree, completion of the Integrated Foundation Year guarantees you a place on first year of your chosen degree.

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