Test out your hypotheses and discover a life in science and engineering
The world of science and engineering is constantly changing with new discoveries and emerging technologies.
Our Science & Engineering University Foundation programme combines specialist language learning and academic skills development around key disciplines like physics, chemistry, biology and mechanics, with impartial university advice and guidance from our experienced academic team.
It will give you the tools you need to not only get into university, but to achieve great success in your degree once you get there.
On this course, you will:
- Improve your subject-level knowledge and understanding to NQF Level 3 (UK National Qualifications Framework)
- Become a confident English language communicator (to at least B2 or IELTS 5.5)
- Learn critical academic language and study skills and assessment techniques
- Gain experience using a range of learning technologies
- Receive personalised, impartial guidance and support on your choice of course and university
- Strengthen your skills as an independent learner with experience of various assessment methods
Understand how science works
Your modules will develop a solid foundation of understanding and knowledge in your chosen discipline, and you can select up to three modules in the following areas:
- Physics OR Biology
You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable practical skills in our fully equipped on-campus laboratory to support your skill development.
ACADEMIC SKILLS MODULE
Develop your skills toolkit
You will develop advanced study skills to help you perform your best when asked to complete tasks, assignments and exams at university. These may also be different to skills you have learned in your own country, so we will support you to learn, practise and master how to gain high marks at university-level.
Preparing for IELTS
Our teachers have extensive experience with IELTS exams. You will get intensive preparation for your IELTS so you can successfully achieve your desired score (at least 5.5) and get entry to your degree programme at university.
LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Prepare to succeed
Visitor speaker programme
Experience university-style lectures and workshops in business, delivered by experts in their field.
University advice and support
Receive individual support and advice throughout your university application process, from our dedicated and experienced counselling service.
You will have supported self-study sessions each week with tutors available to work with you on any aspects of the course that you find challenging.
You will have a 1-to-1 tutorial each week with your academic skills tutor to discuss your progress, receive guidance and ask any questions you may have.
You will develop a solid foundation of understanding and knowledge in science and engineering.
You will be able to: understand key concepts and theories, expand on your subject-related vocabulary, and improve your abilities to analyse and interpret information and communicate ideas effectively.
Download Subject Modules Factsheet
SUBJECT MODULE 1
Gain a comprehensive overview of fundamental and applied physics through classroom-based teaching of theory, problem-solving seminars and laboratory-based practicals. You will have numerous opportunities to link theory to reality.
SUBJECT MODULE 1
Understand life processes and how organisms interact in our surrounding environment. Explore themes like molecular biology, environmental organisms or genetics and biodiversity.
SUBJECT MODULE 2
Learn the fundamentals of organic, physical and inorganic chemistry. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills through classroom-based teaching, problem-solving seminars and laboratory-based practicals.
SUBJECT MODULE 3
Build a strong understanding of the language and concepts used in mathematics. Learn to analyse and interpret data to tackle complex mathematical problems and learn to gather information from a variety of sources to support research, analysis and evaluation.
Track record of success
We are proud of our excellent track record with Bell students progressing to top universities for their subject area in the UK or beyond.
We can also guarantee, on successful completion of the Bell University Foundation programme, that you will be offered a place on an undergraduate degree course at a university in the UK.
Bell students got offers from 12 of the top 20 universities for engineering
All of our UFP students passed their Foundation programme in 2019/20
Last year, 86% of all Foundation students received offers from top 30 UK universities
Bell students got offers from 15 of the top 30 universities for biosciences
Where have our students progressed to?
Students have received offers or progressed to leading universities in the UK.