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2023/24 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

Bachelor Degree with Integrated International Foundation Year (Design)

Programme code:BA-IIFY/DESNUCAS code:
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Martin Maule Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Academic Requirements

Applicants are required to achieve specific grades in an appropriate qualification (usually deemed equivalent to AS Level). For further details including country-specific qualifications, please refer to our website: .

English Language Requirements

Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of English language skills equivalent to IELTS Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

A number of English language qualifications are accepted for entry. For details of accepted qualifications and equivalencies, please refer to: .

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

International Pathways Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

The Examination Boards of the University Schools / Centres responsible for delivering the modules.

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

The initial year (IFY) of the programme is at NQF level 3 and QAA Subject Benchmarks are not applicable. Years 1-3 are already validated full degree programmes and are referenced to subject benchmarks.

Programme specification:

The Bachelor Degree with Integrated International Foundation Year (Design) is an extended 4-year degree. It offers an opportunity to those international students who have the potential and motivation to succeed, but who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to Year 1 of a University of Leeds Design-related undergraduate degree programme.

The International Foundation Year will provide a firm grounding in the subjects required for the students’ intended continued undergraduate study. Successful completion of the initial year will guarantee you progression onto your chosen undergraduate degree at Leeds.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DESN0050Introduction to Design and Creative Thinking40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ELU0038Academic Study Skills for Arts and Social Sciences40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Students will study one of the following additional modules:

ARTF0010Art and Cultural History40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOAH0010Exploring the Arts and Humanities40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Last updated: 07/05/2024 14:09:28


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