About this course
To fully prepare you for your chosen area of study, the Foundation in Science covers topics in biology, chemistry and mathematics as well as specialist modules for Pharmacy, Bioscience, Environmental and Geographical Science, Computer Science, Mathematical Science and Psychology pathways. You will also be given extra support in study skills, so you can progress to undergraduate level with confidence. You will follow a dedicated pathway through the foundation programme based on your choice of degree programme–for example, psychology or computer science. You will take all compulsory modules and some optional modules according to your selected degree pathway. With plenty of opportunities to interact with students and staff, you will be given the chance to fully explore the Faculty of Science. This will help support you to identify, and then pursue, a degree in the science field of your choice.
Total Course Fees
RM9,600 per semester(Local), RM11,200 per semester(International)
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- Academic and Professional Skills for Foundation
- Biology 1
- Chemistry 1
- Communications and Networks
- Fundamentals of Computing
- Introduction to Psychology 1
- Mathematics 1
- Mathematics 2
- Biology 2
- Biology 3
- Chemistry 2
- Chemistry 3
- Fundamentals of Programming
- Internet Programming
- Introduction to Psychology 2
- Mathematics 3
- Mathematics 4
- Principles of Education
The modules offered are subject to change
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:
|3 Semester Entry|
|SPM/GCSE/IGCSE||5 Bs including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology, chemistry or physics) excluding moral studies and religious studies. Consideration to be made based on relevant subjects.|
|IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)||5,5,5,5,5 including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology, chemistry or physics) excluding Personal Project. Only one language subject may be considered as an academic subject for admissions.|
|Canadian Ontario Grade 11 Secondary School||70% average with 75% in relevant academic subjects (including mathematics and 2 science subjects)
Canadian Grade 11 from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed base on the University’s requirements.
|2 Semster Entry|
|A Level||CCC, including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology, chemistry or physics), excluding critical thinking and general studies|
|AS Level||BBB, including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology, chemistry or physics), excluding critical thinking and general studies|
|STPM||BBB, including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology, chemistry or physics), excluding Pengajian Am|
|UEC||4 B3s and 1 B4, including mathematics and 2 science subjects (advance mathematics, biology, chemistry or physics) excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language|
|IB Diploma||24 points with 4,4,4 at Higher Level, including mathematics and 2 science subjects (biology, chemistry or physics)|
|SAM or other Australian Matriculations||ATAR 74 including mathematics and 2 science subjects|
|Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||70% average based on 6 subjects, including mathematics and 2 relevant science subjects. Consideration to be made based on relevant individual grades if specific subjects are required.
Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University’s discretion.
|High School Diploma (US Style Curriculum)||Minimum final GPA 3.0 (out of 4) with grade B in mathematics or pre-calculus and two science subjects (biology, chemistry or physics) in grade 11 or 12.|
|Applicants who have successfully completed 12 years of education (definitions will vary according to school system) and meet the entry requirements for the programme, may be eligible to apply for the two semester programme. Acceptance is at the discretion of the University.|
|Foundation in Science leading to MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy (3-Semester entry only)|
|SPM/GCSE/IGCSE||5 Bs in relevant academic subjects including biology, chemistry, physics and either mathematics or additional mathematics, excluding moral studies and religious studies.|
|Other Qualifications||Acceptance is at the discretion of the School and must meet the prerequisite requirement of the programme|
|Note: All progressing Foundation candidates into Master of Pharmacy (Honours) are expected to fulfil the English language requirement by the School of Pharmacy at the Malaysia campus.|
We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants’ personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.
|IELTS (Academic):||6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)|
|TOEFL (iBT):||79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)|
|PTE (Academic):||55 (with no less than 51 in each element)|
|SPM:||grade B +|
|1119 (GCE-O):||grade C|
|GCSE O-Level:||grade C|
|IGCSE (first language):||grade C|
|IGCSE (second language):||grade B|
|IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results|
International Student Only
International students: Please contact University of Nottingham for more information +6 03 8924 8000 or refer to link https://www.nottingham.edu.my/Study/How-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx
Scholarships Available (Applicable for 2020 intakes only)
Please refer below for scholarship eligibility:
SPM / O-Levels Required
8 A+/A and above
7 A+/A or 8 A+/A/A-
6 A+/A or 7 A+/A/A-
5 A+/A or 6 A+/A/A-
Candidates are required to achieve A+/A in English and 3 out of these 4 subjects (Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry).
* The scholarship value will be deducted across 3 semesters.
** The scholarship value will be deducted from Semester 2 only.