School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Foundation Programme

Foundation programmes at QMUL provide students with alternative routes onto undergraduate degrees.  As a foundation student, you have access to all Queen Mary's facilities and will be a full-time student of the university. QMUL offers two types of foundation programmes in science and engineering.

Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (SEFP)

The Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (SEFP) combines a foundation year with a traditional university degree in an integrated four- or five-year programme (1+3 or 1+4).   Our School offers programmes in biology and chemistry, with opportunities to progress onto relevant undergraduate degrees in our school.  Successful completion of the SEFP guarantees you a place on a relevant degree programme without having to re-apply through UCAS. 

QMUL offers tailored pathways for subjects across science and engineering; go to the foundation programme website to find out more.  The SEFP is open to home, EU and international students, provided they have the right level of qualifications.

International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP)

The International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (ISEFP) is a one-year  programme that offers a pathway to a range of undergraduate degrees in science (biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, neuroscience and psychology) and engineering (aerospace, electrical, electronic, mechanical and sustainable energy).

This programme will help you achieve the right academic level to progress onto an undergraduate degree, as well as improve English language and academic skills.

The ISEFP is aimed at international students who only have qualifications up to AS level/Year 12 or equivalent, i.e. students who have not had the opportunity to study to A-level standard in their home countries.