About this course

You will be taught English language, study and academic skills so that you can succeed in your undergraduate degree, as well as your future career once you graduate.

You will study a combination of core and route-specific modules that focus on helping you learn the skills most relevant to the degree you want to study.

Study plans

IELTS Length June-August September-January January-May June-August October
4.0 (4.0 in writing) 3 Semesters       Start your degree
4.0 (4.0 in writing) 3 Semesters      
4.5 (4.5 in writing) 2 Semesters    
4.5 (4.5 in writing) 2 Semesters      

   English Language Preparation    International Foundation Year    Vacation

Assessment

Your work will be assessed regularly through coursework assignments, presentations, essays, case studies and exams.

Where this course will take you

Once you complete the course, and achieve the required grades, you will be able to start your chosen degree at Leeds Beckett University. You can choose from a range of degree options, in areas such computing, biomedical sciences and civil engineering.

Core modules 

Academic English Skills

This module aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, which will enable you to 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.

Project Study

You will complete a self-study project on a topic you will take in consultation with your tutor. By the end of this module you will be able to produce an extended piece of work in the discipline area of your intended degree course, through an on-going, supervised, self-study approach. The project will utilise a broad range of source material to present a coherent, word-processed piece of work, which combines balanced factual content with a critical commentary.

Introduction to Pure Mathematics

This module will provide you with a basic knowledge of pure mathematics and its application, relevant to your undergraduate degree course. You will be able to understand mathematical notation, terminology, convention and units, understand and interpret in mathematical terms verbal, graphical and tabular information, and manipulate mathematical expressions. You will learn about algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors.

Route specific modules

Engineering programmes

  • Advanced Pure Maths
  • Introduction to Applied Maths
  • Advanced Applied Maths

And one option module from 

  • Introduction to Physics
  • Introduction to Chemistry

Biomedical programmes

  • Core Mathematics for Science
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Advanced Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Advanced Biology

Advanced Pure Mathematics

This module will cover straight lines and linear equations, set theory and probability, statistics, linear programming, indices and logarithms and experimental law.

Introduction to Applied Mathematics

This module will teach you the basic knowledge of mechanics, and prepare you for development of mathematical applications in engineering, computer science and informatics. You will learn about vectors, forces and equilibrium, relative motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, friction and work, energy and power.

Advanced Applied Mathematics

This module will cover advanced vectors, forces as fixed vectors, centers of gravity/centers of mass and particle dynamics.

Core Mathematics

You will develop and demonstrate core mathematical skills, including algebra and statistics, relevant to your undergraduate degree course. You will study core mathematical principles and tools. You will practise your skills through class work and self-study assignments. You will also practise questions similar to the format of those in your exams.

Introduction to Physics

This module will provide you with a basic knowledge of atomic physics, materials, heat and gases and oscillations and waves. At the end of this module, you will be able to apply the appropriate laws of physics to problem solving in these areas.

Introduction to Chemistry

You will learn formulae, equations and moles, atomic structure, introduction to redox systems, thermodynamics and bonding. You will understand the basis of atomic and molecular structure and
of chemical bonding, and recognise the differences in properties between ions and molecules. You will also be able to use the mole concept and balance chemical equations, with an understanding of the principles of redox reactions.

Advanced Chemistry

You will be able to present chemical data and ideas in a clear form. You will understand how chemical reactions work and the main factors which affect them, with particular reference to equilibria including acid-base equilibria.

Introduction to Biology

In this module you will learn about biological molecules, cellular structure, cell division, movement through cell membranes, enzymes and metabolic pathways.

Advanced Biology

In this module you will study physiological processes, particularly in humans, including the cardio-vascular, nervous, digestive and reproductive systems, control and coordination and osmo-regulation.

Computing

This module is designed to help you solve problems and think critically in the context of database design. You will gain an understanding of the range of problems that database applications can help to solve, and learn the main principles of solving problems using relational databases.

Degree progression Overall grade English grade Maths grade
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Architecture* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering  40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills  40% 
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business Accounting with Finance 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business and Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business Economics 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business Management with Analytics 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business Management with Enterprise 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business Management with Finance 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business Management with Law 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business Management with Leadership 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business Management with Marketing 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Business Studies 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Childhood Studies 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills  60%
BSc (Hons) Computer Animation & Visual Effects 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 50%
BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics & Security 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 50%
MEng Computer Forensics & Security 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skill 50%
BSc (Hons) Computer Security 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Computer Science 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
MEng Computer Science 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Computing 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 50%
BSc (Hons) Construction Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills
40%
BSc (Hons) Counselling & Mental Health 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technology 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Criminology 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Criminology & Psychology 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Dance* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Digital Journalism 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Early Years with Enterprise 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Economics & Finance 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering  40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills  40%
BSc (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) English & History 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) English Literature 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Entertainment Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Environmental Health 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Events Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Fashion* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Filmmaking* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Fine Art* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Games Design 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Graphic Arts & Design* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Hospitality Business Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Human Geography 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Human Geography & History 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Human Geography & Planning 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management and Business 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Illustration* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) International Business 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) International Relations 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) International Tourism Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Journalism 40% 60% with no less than 50% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
LLB (Hons) Law 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
LLB (Hons) Law with Finance 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
LLB (Hons) Law with International Business 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
LLB (Hons) Law with Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Marketing Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Marketing with Advertising Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Media, Communication, Cultures 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Music Performance & Production 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Music Production 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Music Technology 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Nutrition 40% 60% with no less than 50% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Performing Arts* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Exercise & Health 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Physical Education 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Physical Education with Outdoor Education 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
MPlan Planning 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Politics 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Public Health & Society 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Public Relations & Brand Communication 40% 60% with no less than 60% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Public Relations with Journalism 40% 60% with no less than 60% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Product Design* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Project Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Real Estate & Property Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Retail Marketing Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Safety, Health & Environmental Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Science of Sport Performance 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Social Care, Justice and Recovery 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Social Psychology 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Sociology 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Sociology & Psychological Studies 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Nutrition 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Sport Development 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Therapy 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BSc (Hons) Sports Event Management 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Teaching & Education 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance* 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%
BA (Hons) Working with Children, Young People & Families 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills 40%

Please note that the degrees and grades listed above are subject to change.

* Portfolio required
† 750 words that demonstrate the ability to interpret one English literature text
∆ ABRSM Grade 5 Theory or equivalent & Portfolio

Course facts 

Length  
2 semesters  

Start options
January or September   

Semester dates

September 2019
Semester 1:

16/09/2019 - 07/02/2020
Semester 2:
10/02/2020 - 12/06/2020

January 2020
Semester 1:

06/01/2020 - 09/04/2020
Semester 2:
27/04/2020 - 24/07/2020

Leeds ISC staff member Salam Abdullah

"When I teach I include real-world examples, based upon the professional experiences, challenges or situations that I have dealt with in the past."

Salam Abdullah

Maths and Physics tutor at the International Study Centre

Entry requirements

English language
IELTS 4.5 (minimum 4.5 in writing)

Academic
Good High School graduation grades (view full table)

Age
17+ years of age

Nationality
Course is only available to overseas students (non-UK and non-EU)

See full entry requirements