Mathematics and Physics Foundation Year

School of Mathematics and Physics

The School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Lincoln will be based in purpose-built facilities in the University’s new Isaac Newton Building, and offers a variety of courses across both disciplines.

Our full Mathematics degrees aim to provide a fundamental education in mathematics, including pure and applied mathematics.The subject aims to provide a thorough grounding in analytical and numerical methods, practical scientific skills and research methods.

Our full Physics degree combines fundamental and applied physics with rigorous mathematics and computational training. It also aims to develop broad problem-solving skills and includes a substantial research component. Our foundation year programmes provide an alternative entry route onto our full degree programmes.



Foundation Programmes 

Course Title UCAS Code Validation Status Entry Requirements (A level) Entry Requirements (GCSE)
Mathematics with Science Foundation Year BSc G101 Validated CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths
Physics with Science Foundation Year BSc F301 Validated CC (64 UCAS Tariff points) 3 GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths

How You Study

Students on all foundation programmes study a combination of core and subject specific modules during the first year as part of an integrated degree programme. The combination of modules studied is tailored to the needs of the full degree programme that students wish to progress onto after successful completion of the foundation year.

Students study two core modules at the start of the programme, which aim to build a foundation in mathematics and introduce key study skills required for further study. Students also study two further modules which introduce fundamental aspects of specific areas of science relevant to the chosen foundation year programme. Students will also study an integrative module which is aligned to the full degree programme which students' wish to progress onto upon successful completion of the Science Foundation Year.

Following successful completion of the foundation year, students will then progress onto a full degree programme. This means students will study for a total of four years for a standard degree, or five years if they take an integrated Master’s degree. Course specific information on the full degree programmes within the School of Mathematics and Physics can be found on our course pages.

How You Are Assessed

The way students will be assessed on the foundation year will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a lab report or essay, written exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

Assessment Breakdown

Foundation Level:                    

Coursework: 50%
Written exams: 50%


All students will study two core modules:

  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists
  • Study Skills

Students will also study:

  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Mathematical Methods

Students also complete the integrative module:

  • Foundation Year Mathematics and Physics


Following successful completion of the foundation year, students will then progress onto their chosen full degree programme. 


Throughout this programme, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students. For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our School of Mathematics and Physics Staff Pages.


2018/19 EntryUK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

In 2018/19, fees for all new and continuing undergraduate UK and EU students will be £9,250.

Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.



The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.

Science Foundation Year Programme and Module Specification
Science Foundation Year Programme Structure 2018-19
Download the full Undergraduate Regulations (PDF)