International College
Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

Mathematics and science underpin all degrees in these Faculties; they are the basis to answer many of the world's most important questions.

The International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering leads to a number of undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science.

Your programme will be tailored to allow you to prepare for your chosen degree. You will study the most relevant modules to your subject area. Some of these modules will be compulsory for progression onto specific degree programmes at the University.



Core modules

  • English Skills for University Study 1, 2 and 3 (ESUS)
  • Academic & Laboratory Skills
  • Personal Development Programme (PDP) 

 

Pathway modules (dependent on your chosen degree option)

Physics & Physical Engineering  Chemistry & Chemical Engineering               Bioengineering  Biological & Life Sciences *
Physics 1 Chemistry 1  Biology 1 Chemistry 1 
Physics 2 Chemistry 2  Biology 2 Chemistry 2 
Pure Mathematics Pure Mathematics Pure Maths Foundation Mathematics
Biology 1
Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics  Applied Maths Biology 2 


Please note: Our programmes are subject to formal approval by the university but may be subject to minor modification. Degrees and entry requirements are also subject to change and some degrees may require a minimum level of performance in specific modules.

Biological & Life Sciences pathways are not available for April starters

Degree options

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Aerospace Engineering
BEng (Hons) 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Aerospace Engineering
MEng 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Aerospace Engineering with Private Pilot Instruction
BEng (Hons) 67%

60% with min 50% in all skills

Aerospace Engineering with Private Pilot Instruction
MEng 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Archaeology**!
BSc (Hons) 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Architectural Engineering "
MEng 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
MComp 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Biochemistry****! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Biochemistry and Genetics****! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Biochemistry and Microbiology****! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology****! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Bioengineering
BEng (Hons) 67%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Bioengineering
MEng 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Bioengineering with a year in industry   BEng (Hons)   67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Bioengineering with a year in industry 
MEng  70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Biology**** ! BSc (Hons) 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Biology**** ! MBiolSci 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Biomedical Science**** ! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Chemical Engineering
BEng (Hons) 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemical Engineering
MEng 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology MEng 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemical Engineering with Chemistry
MEng 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemical Engineering with Energy
MEng 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemical Engineering with Nuclear Technology MEng 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemical Physics MPhys 67% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Chemistry
BSc (Hons) 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemistry
MChem 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemistry with Biological and Medicinal Chemistry  MChem  67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemistry with Study in America
MChem 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemistry with Study in Australasia
MChem 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemistry with Study in Europe
MChem 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Chemistry with Study in Industry
MChem 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Civil and Structural Engineering
MEng 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Civil Engineering
MEng 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Computer Science
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Computer Science
MComp 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Computer Science with Mathematics
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Computer Science with Mathematics
MComp 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Computer Systems Engineering *
BEng (Hons) 67%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Computer Systems Engineering *
MEng 70%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng 67%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry
MEng 70%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Digital Electronics
MEng 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Ecology and Conservation Biology !
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Ecology and Conservation Biology !
MBiolSci 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Electrical Engineering
BEng (Hons) 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Electrical Engineering MEng 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Electronic and Communications Engineering
BEng (Hons) 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Electronic and Communications Engineering
MEng 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Electronic Engineering
BEng (Hons) 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Electronic Engineering
MEng 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Environmental Science !
BSc (Hons) 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Environmental Science !
MEnv 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Financial Mathematics
BSc (Hons) 67%  60% with min 50% in all skills
Genetics**** ! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Genetics and Microbiology****! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology****! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Geography ! BSc (Hons) 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Health and Human Sciences !
BMedSci (Hons) 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Information Technology Management for Business  BSc (Hons)  67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Materials Science and Engineering
BEng (Hons) 67%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Materials Science and Engineering
MEng 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills

Materials Science and Engineering (Biomaterials)

BEng (Hons) 67%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Materials Science and Engineering (Biomaterials)
MEng 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Materials Science and Engineering (Industrial Management)
BEng (Hons) 67%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Materials Science and Engineering (Industrial Management)
MEng 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Materials Science and Engineering (Modern Language)
BEng (Hons)
 / MEng
67% 60% with min 40% in all skills 
Materials Science with Nuclear Engineering
MEng 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Mathematics
BSc (Hons) 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Mathematics
MMath 67% 50% with min 40% in all skills
Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Mechanical Engineering
MEng 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Mechatronics and Robotic Engineering *
BEng 67%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Mechatronics and Robotic Engineering *
MEng 70%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering with a Year in Industry
BEng 67%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering with a Year in Industry
MEng 70%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Medical Biochemistry****! BSc (Hons) 67%  70% with min 50% in all skills
Medical Genetics****! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Medical Microbiology****! BSc (Hons) 67%  70% with min 50% in all skills
Metallurgy
MEng 70% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Microbiology****! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Microelectronics
MEng 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Molecular Biology**** ! BSc (Hons) 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Orthoptics !†~
BMedSci (Hons)
60% 70% with min 60% in all skills
Physics
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Physics
MPhys 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Physics and Astrophysics
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Physics and Astrophysics
MPhys 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Physics with Computer Science
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Physics with Computer Science
MPhys 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Physics with Medical Physics
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Physics with Medical Physics
MPhys 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Theoretical Physics with Study Abroad
MPhys 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Physics with Study Abroad
MPhys 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Plant Sciences !
BSc(Hons) 67%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Plant Sciences !
MBiolSci 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Psychology **** ! BSc (Hons) 67%  60% with min 50% in all skills 
Software Engineering
BEng (Hons) 67%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Software Engineering
MEng 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Speech and Language Sciences **!
BSc (Hons) 60% 80% with min 70% in all skills
Structural Engineering & Architecture MEng 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Systems and Control Engineering*
BEng (Hons) 67%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Systems and Control Engineering*
MEng 70%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Systems and Control Engineering with a Year in Industry
BEng 67%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Systems and Control Engineering with a Year in Industry
MEng 70%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Systems and Control Engineering with Management
BEng (Hons) 67%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Systems and Control Engineering with Management
MEng 70%
50% with min 40% in all skills
Theoretical Physics
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Theoretical Physics
MPhys 70%
60% with min 40% in all skills
Zoology !
BSc (Hons) 67%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Zoology !
MBiolSci 70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

! Not available for April starters 

^ This course is being withdrawn from the 2018-19 academic year. It is only available for students starting on the International Foundation Year in January 2017.

* Also available with a year in industry

** Delivered in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities

***Delivered in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

****Students wishing to progress to these degree programmes at the University will require an English level of IELTS 0.5 or equivalent higher than the standard level of entry to their International Foundation Year/Pre Masters Programme. 

† Available effective September 2017

Delivered in the Faculty of Engineering

# Design portfolio required at application of USIC

~ Must attend at least two events organised by the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics (as an alternative to an interview)

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International Foundation Year Key Facts

Course length: Two or three terms, dependent on English language Academic IELTS for UKVI* score

Entry points:

Three terms - September and January

Two terms - March

Age on entry: Students will normally be 17 years of age or older

Term dates

Entry requirements

Fees

* If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English